With some 2,400 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) is an internationally renowned place of education — 17 institutes offer highly qualified training for artistic and scientific professions.
Owing to its geographic situation it knows to perfectly combine Austrian tradition in music and performing arts with the creative potential of Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
With its consequently realized leitmotif «Open for the New by Tradition», its focus on contemporary music and its really unique living symbiosis between the arts and science KUG has been able to shape its profile among universities in Europe. The different disciplines in the fields of Performing Arts and Music concentrate on essentials in the arts and science.
Our students from abroad (approx. 58%) foster an intercultural diversity and, as a result, a creative climate at KUG. The lively activities encouraging international development and unfolding of the arts (artistic research, and the successful commitment with regard to institutionalised contacts to foreign countries follow the conviction that the arts will gain intensity if they leave their national bonds.
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz: Quick Facts
- founded in | 1815
- number of teachers | 409
- number of students | 2,385
- percentage of foreign students | 58%
- Composition, Theory of Music, History of Music, and Conducting
- Wind and Percussion Instruments
- Music Education
- Church Music and Organ
- Voice, Lied and Oratorio
- Jazz | Jazz Research
- Opera | Drama
- Stage Design
- Ethnomusicology | Aesthetics of Music
- Early Music and Performance Practice
- Electronic Music and Acoustics
KUG combines the development and unfolding of the arts (artistic research) and scientific research with university education. Compared to other universities worldwide, the scientific aspect in education is quite well developed and benefits from the vivid practice of music. On the other hand, artists benefit from scientific reflection.
A functional and state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as numerous guest lectures, workshops and possibilities to appear in public allow to design studies in the best possible way. The artistic and scientific activities of some 400 renowned teachers interact directly with teaching and ensure excellent and practice-oriented education in this way.
Owing to this highly qualified personal attention KUG can look back on a long list of very successful graduates. At KUG students and teachers are considered partners in a common cognitive process which animates the concept of «education through arts and science».
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG)
8010 Graz | Leonhardstr. 15
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F +43 316 389−1101
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Department of International Relations
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