Artist Diploma

Study objectives
Our Artist Diploma programme offers individual preparation for the artistic demands of a concert career – complementing or extending the usual Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses. The focus is on the main subject, the lessons aiming at the highest technical and interpretative standards. The students will also obtain a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant repertoire for their instrument.

The trusting relationship between students and teachers forms the basis for promoting the individual talents and developing them to full potential. After the successful completion of the study programme, our Artist Diploma documents the artistic maturity of the students.

The Artistic Diploma programme is aimed at particularly gifted young musicians who aspire to an artistic career.
The curriculum of this course enables our international teaching staff to accept foreign students even without a German language diploma.

Teaching staff
Our teachers dedicate themselves to (or can look back on) successful concert and stage careers. They offer students the highest level of experience and artistic practice in their teaching. There are no fixed teaching loads or class sizes at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein, which allows for a flexible response to student demand and needs.

Admission requirements and study organisation
The Artistic Diploma programme usually lasts 3 years and is concluded with a public concert as the final examination. After the first and second year of study, an intermediate examination must also be taken in the main subject.

Applicants must have a Higher Education Entrance Qualification. The knowledge of German is welcomed and encouraged, but is not a condition for enrolment. For the entrance examination three works from different stylistic periods are required.

The repertoire of the intermediate examinations and the public final concert are agreed individually with the main subject teacher and the artistic director of the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein.

The programme may start in the winter term (01 October to 31 March) or in the summer term (01 April to 30 September). At least 15 teaching units of the main subject are offered per term. In order to successfully complete the Artist Diploma programme, a high degree of commitment and independent work is expected.

Required documents
  • CV
  • Photo
  • Copy of the school graduation certificate
  • Audit programme