Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Composition and Theory of Music Department

COMPOSITION AND THEORY OF MUSIC - Theory of Music, first-cycle

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: og√≥lnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units


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The major prepares theoreticians for conducting scholarly research and teaching theoretical subjects, it also educates feature writers, lecturers and organizers of music life and provides preparation for editorial work for the press, radio and television. First cycle studies prepare students for further education.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • harmony – online test (using the ZOOM app)
  • ear training – online test (using the ZOOM app)
  • forms and analysis of a music piece – online test (using the ZOOM app)

Scope of material

  • ear training and harmony – required access to a keyboard instrument, oral test:
    • singing at sight, rendering a rhythmic passage,
    • harmony test at the secondary music school level,
  • forms and analysis of a music piece – oral test: the ability to analyse a short Baroque, classical, Romantic or 20th century work of music on the basis of the score, in piano texture. The general principles of construction of music forms, such as: polyphonic forms, sonata allegro, rondo, variations, cyclic forms, with reference to the music literature.

Exceptions from admission procedure

Prize winners and finalists of artistic “Olympics” competitions at the central level will be exempt from the enrolment procedure from the subjects the competition pertained to. In such a case they obtain the highest number of points for these given subjects.

Date of exams

06.07.2020 - 10.07.2020 (on-line)