Fryderyk Chopin University of Music / Department 7 - Instrumental and Educational Studies in Białystok

MUSIC ARTISTIC EDUCATION - Music at School, first-cycle, Białystok

Level of study: first-cycle Form of study: full-time Education profile: ogólnoakademicki Duration: 3 years

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from 2019-05-01 to 2019-05-31 23:59:00




The concept of education for the Major of Music Artistic Education includes the learning outcomes as specified in the Polish Qualifications Framework.

The primary aim of studies is to prepare both qualified musicians and music education and promotion teachers with a wide knowledge and teaching skills being in accordance with the guidelines specified in the curriculum based on the implementation of 5 obligatory teaching modules: module of major subjects (for all specialties), module of specialised subjects, module of teachers’ education subjects together with module of teaching practice, and module of free choice subjects.

Graduates should have foreign language skills at a B2 level, in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe. They obtain a BA degree (licencjat) and are prepared to take up second cycle studies.

Admission rules

The enrolment procedure is competitive and its results are public.


  • ear training – oral test
  • test of manual and vocal predisposition
  • selected instrument

Scope of material

  • ear training – oral test:
    • perception of intervals, triads and four note chords,
    • music memory and imagination test,
    • analysis of two-voice melodic and harmonic passages,
    • singing at sight,
    • rendering of rhythmic passages,
  • test of manual and vocal predisposition:
    • manual exercise in metre 4, 3, 2,
    • exercise (Concone, Vaccai) or song (light song) with accompaniment (by heart),
  • selected instrument:
    • piano:
      • polyphonic piece (Baroque piece),
      • free piece,
    • other instrument:
      • etude (caprice) — solo piece,
      • free piece with accompaniment

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

17.06.2019 - 22.06.2019

Additional documents

  • Candidates must submit two copies of the score of the performed piece (bound together) for the examination (test of manual and vocal predisposition).
  • Photocopies of scores of the pieces (bound together)performed with the FCUM accompanists during the examination (selected instrument – other than piano) must be submitted to Dean’s Office within the deadline of 31.05.2019. Candidates who will take the selected instrument playing test with their own accompanist are exempt from this obligation.