Art and Pedagogy

Performance and Pedagogy Study programmes at the ABPU comprise a common foundation of core subjects. Building on this base, students may choose performance or pedagogy modules, even allowing students to complete both study programmes by fulfilling the requirements for both.

Studies and Professional Experience

Early on in their studies, students are afforded an opportunity to gain professional experience, as participation in numerous projects - executed in collaboration with various orchestras, concert and theatre venues, the Upper Austrian Musicschool Network, kindergartens and other educational institutions – constitutes an integral part of the curriculum.

Entrance requirements

Admission to ABPU requires passing an entrance exam - it is not mandatory to hold a general qualification for university entrance. A BA Degree is a prerequisite for admission to the Master programmes. Proof of proficiency in the German language (Performance: A2 (CEFR) / Pedagogy: B1 (CEFR)) is required by the beginning of the third semester. Entrance exams take place in June or September, depending on the desired study programme.

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General information about Anton Bruckner Private University

As one of four universities in Linz, a UNESCO City of Media Arts, the Anton Bruckner Private University constitutes a dynamic and innovative centre for the arts. Here performers and teachers of tomorrow receive an individualized education in music, drama and dance – inspired by the striking architecture of a new state of the art university building.

The Bruckner University’s mission is three-fold, offering students a training ground for performing the arts, teaching the arts and academic research. Staging more than 500 events a year, the Bruckner University functions as one of the region’s foremost organisers of cultural events, ranging from chamber and orchestral concerts, plays, dance and jazzperformances as well as contemporary music concerts to podium discussions and lecture-performances. 

Study Programmes

Instrumental Performance Studies and Instrumental Pedagogical Studies (BA/MA) I Singing and Music Theatre, Vocal Pedagogy (BA/MA) I Jazz and Improvised Music (BA/MA) I Composition, Jazz Composition, Media Composition / Computer Music (BA/MA) I Conducting (BA/MA) I Drama (BA) I Contemporary Stage Dance and Dance Pedagogy (BA/MA) I Early Music (BA/MA) I Orchestral Academy (MA) I Audience Development – Music in Context (MA)

Quick facts

  • founded in 1932 
  • accredited as a private university in 2004
  • number of teachers 220
  • number of students 850


Tuition is 300 Euros per Semester + Student Union Fees 

Am Dienstag, 16. April 2024 fand der BRISK Ensemblewettbewerb für Alte Musik an der Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität statt. Die international besetzte Jury zeichnete die Ensembles IRIS Consort, Rozeta und AYVAM als beste Ensembles aus. Alle drei Preisträger werden im Rahmen des Jubiläumsfests…

Presse Alte Musik und historische Aufführungspraxis

Mo 22.04. / Di 23.04. ABPU Großer Saal

Eine Kooperation von OÖ Theater und Orchester GmbH sowie ABPU


Am Donnerstag, 2. Mai stellt sich der international gefeierte Percussionist und ABPU-Alumnus Christoph Sietzen bei seinem Antrittskonzert als neu berufener Professor für Schlagwerk an der Bruckner-Universität vor.


Beim Kooperationsprojekt Wie im Flug entwickelten ABPU-Studierende der Elementaren Musikpädagogik und des Schauspiels gemeinsam Kurzperformances. Diese basieren auf Interviews zu Erinnerungen und Lebensgeschichten von Bewohner*innen des Caritas-Seniorenwohnhauses St. Anna. Die einzelnen…


Am 24. April stellt sich Efrat Alony bei ihrem Antrittskonzert als neu berufene Professorin für Jazzgesang an der Bruckner-Universität vor.



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