Examinations

Examinations for Each Semester of Study

Fundamentals for the Bachelor’s Degree:

For courses of study begun through Summer Semester 2016, the following applies:

  • The study and examination regulations for the Bachelor’s course of study (BSPO),

in connection with all subject-specific regulations (FsB) and module plans.

For courses of study begun from Winter Semester 2016/2017, the following applies:

  • General study and examination regulations of the University of Music Würzburg (ASPO), in connection with all subject-specific study regulations (SsB) and module plans.

Master’s Course of Study

Here the following applies:

Study and examination regulations for Master’s Degree studies (MSPO); from Winter Semester 2016/2017 the APSO applies, in connection with all subject-specific regulations (FsB) and module plans.

Teacher Training Courses of Study:

Here the following applies:

  • Study and examination regulations for teacher training in music for elementary schools, secondary schools and junior high schools, as well as college preparatory schools, of the University of Music Würzburg (LASPO), in connection with all subject-specific regulations (FsB) or the course of study-specific regulations (SsB).

Meisterklasse Courses of Study:

Here the ASPO applies in connection with the regulations for post-graduate studies Meisterklasse (OPM).

Certificate Studies:

Here the statutes covering music pedagogical studies at the University of Music Würzburg apply.

Pre-College:

Here the statutes for the Pre-College Würzburg apply.

What must be observed?

Fundamentals:

Each student must register by the deadline for the required module examinations (see, for example, the module plans for FsB or AsB). The registration deadline will be made public by means of a notice and/or by electronic posting (display screens in all three buildings).

Requirements for cooperation are found in Paragraph 3 of the Registration Statutes. You may only take an examination if you are registered and not on leave of absence (with the exception of parental leave).

For every examination, with exception of a written thesis, a written record must be kept.

Artistic-Practical Examinations:

Applications must be made only through Department 2 Student Affairs with the responsible official. For this application there are relevant forms.

Applications for all other examinations must be made with the respective instructor.

Particulars:

Bachelor Fine and KKII:

Students can be registered at the beginning of the 7th semester only if they can provide proof of successful completion of the subject specific qualification goal of the respective modules or have at least verified that they can be completed during the regular period of study.

That means that the attestations, certifications, ungraded assessment of learning and all credit points must by this point in time be substantiated.

Written Bachelor’s Thesis:

The thesis preparation period is six months. With a well-founded application, which must be turned in at least two weeks before the end of this period, it may be extended for another six months. A topic must be chosen in agreement with the responsible professor. This topic is then to be submitted to us (see above, in the 7th semester).

The written thesis is to be submitted by the deadline in three copies. Assurance must be included that the work is solely yours and that no other sources have been used aside from those given. If the work is not handed in by the deadline, it will be given the grade of “insufficient” (5.0)

Master-Fine

The only persons allowed to take the Module Fine examination are those who, at the time of application, can provide proof of successful completion of the study specific qualification goals, or have at least verified that they can be completed during the regular period of study. That means that all certificates and all credit points must be substantiated by the end of this period.

Written Master’s Thesis:

The thesis preparation period is six months. With a well-founded application, which must be turned in at least two weeks before the end of this period, it may be extended for another six months. A topic must be chosen in agreement with the responsible professor. This topic is then to be submitted to us. The application must be submitted in a timely manner so that studies may be completed within the prescribed period of study.

Tip:

Submit your application at the beginning of the third master’s study semester. The written thesis is to be submitted by the deadline in three copies. Assurance must be included that the work is solely yours and that no other sources have been used aside from those given. If the work is not handed in by the deadline, it will be given the grade of “insufficient” (5.0)

Meisterklasse:

In the Meisterklasse there are three parts to the examination, which must be completed within 13 months. Exception: In Jazz and Composition there are two parts to the examination, which must be completed within nine months.

Important:

The second and third parts of the examination may only be taken when all earlier examinations have been passed. That is, the second and third examinations may not be taken prior to completion of the first. For application to the third part of the examination or, in the case of Jazz and Composition, the second part, students must have fulfilled all module requirements or scheduled them to be completed within the prescribed period of study.

That means that all certificates and all credit points must be substantiated by this time.

What are the possibilities for repeating an examination?

A failed examination may in principle be repeated only once. A second repeat examination is possible in only one module, with exception of KK and Fine.

Attention:

Examinations in the module group KK and Fine may be repeated just once. No repetitions are possible in any part of the Meisterklasse examination.

Deadlines:

The failed examination must be repeated within six months, regardless of any leave of absence or ex-matriculation.

Passing Examinations:

An examination is passed when the requirements (here: for example, Paragraph 12 ASPO) have been met and when the grade of “sufficient” (4.0) has been given.

Failure of Examinations:

If a student fails to apply for an examination according to form and deadline in keeping with SsBs or FsBs, or fails to appear for an examination, it will be considered taken and failed (5.0).

What do Absence and Withdrawal mean?

Whoever is ill on the day of the examination, must obtain a doctor’s certification from the same day, indicating that the student is unable to take the examination. If such occurrences are repeated, the student must present a certificate from the local public health department.

In Brief:

Whoever is ill on the day of the examination, must obtain a doctor’s certification from the same day, indicating that the student is unable to take the examination. If such occurrences are repeated, the student must present a certificate from the local public health department.

An examination will be graded as “insufficient” (5.0) if, after the beginning of the examination, the student quits or does not begin.

Students who sign up to take an examination before the semester in which it is scheduled (SsBs /FsBs, early exams), may rescind this application up to four weeks before each exam date. On providing acceptable reasons, the student may apply to postpone the examination to the following semester.

An application must be made for any form of examination changes (postponement/ taking it early).

Crediting and recognition of periods of study and examinations.

What must be observed?

Crediting and recognition take place only within a module. A recognition or crediting always requires an application. There is no recognition or credit ex officio. All registered and matriculated students are eligible.

The deadline for making application is four weeks. It begins with registration at the University of Music or on return from a semester elsewhere, at earliest, however, with the presentation of certification. Recognition of an examination which is already in progress, is not possible. After the deadline has passed, there will be no recognition.

The following is to be particularly kept in mind when a double degree program is pursued.

Example:

Course of study:

  1. Course of study: Bachelor’s in Violin Performance
  2. Course of study: Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and Pedagogy

In order to have studies from the first course of study recognized in the second and/or vice versa, the deadlines must be observed.

 

Important: A passed examination does not automatically count for both courses of study!

Completion of studies

Studies are considered successfully completed when the respective SsB or FsB requirements have been successfully completed in accordance with the statutes, and when the respective required credit points have been substantiated. A Meisterklasse is finished when all three or two (Jazz, Composition) parts of the examination have been successfully completed.

Tip:

At the end of each semester one must have the required credit points certified and recorded in the Department of Student Affairs.

Failure of studies

The Bachelor’s or Master’s course of study is definitively failed when:

  • The entitlement to take examinations is lost, due to missed deadlines or rejection of the request, or
  • At least one module examination is definitively failed.

The Meisterklasse will be ended when one part of the examination is not passed, since there is no possibility for repetition.