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Music theory

Academic excellence and specialisation in the field of your choice

Key data

Master of Arts FHNW in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance, Musiktheorie
ECTS points
Start of semester
Beginning of September
Studying mode
Full time
4 semesters
Teaching language
German, B1 level in German required
Campus Musik-Akademie Basel
Application fee
200 CHF
Semester fee
700 CHF (CH) | 1000 CHF (EU/EFTA) | 1250 CHF (Not-EU/Not-EFTA) More Fees


You may apply between 15th December and 15th February.

The FHNW Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance with a Music Theory Major enables students to achieve academic excellence and a greater depth of specialisation in their chosen field. In addition to the obligatory principal subjects, students can adapt the study programme to their own requirements by choosing from a comprehensive range of elective courses, only some of which are in predetermined combinations (depending on the context). Certain electives are offered by partners of the Basel School of Music, such as the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Paul Sacher Foundation and the University of Basel.

Transdisciplinary, independent and cross-class approach

The FHNW Master of Arts in Specialised Music Performance with a Music Theory Major also affords students the space for their own extensive work within large-scale projects, both on and off campus. In doing so, they engage to a significant degree in the overarching and transdisciplinary discourse between different classes. Consequently, the programme opens up a broad spectrum of career prospects that range from teaching music theory as a principal subject at university level to music journalism and research in music practice or theory.


Basel Academy of Music

An international institute of higher education and research

Basel Academy of Music