This one-year course focuses on the training of musicians, music educators according to Kodály’s music pedagogical concept both in theory and in practice.
The study programme of the Diploma in Kodály Music Education course is made up of practical and theoretical subjects serving the in-depth and comprehensive development of students’ musical skills and their understanding of Zoltán Kodály’s educational philosophy and its practical adaptation.
Students can extend their studies for a second and third year according to their professional interest.
The language of instruction is English.
A part-time study programme may be set up upon request, however the programme can be composed only of those subjects which are listed in the Course Content (see below).
The Institute offers specializations to all of its students. Please refer to the prerequisites listed next to Diploma Course Specializations.
Application deadline is 1 March each year for studies commencing in September.
- Bachelor degree or its equivalent or at least completed course work towards an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. If the applicant’s university degree is not in music or music education, all formal and non-formal music studies have to be well-documented. In all other cases enrolment in the Institute’s study programme has to be supported by the majority of faculty members.
- Understanding of the most important musical terminologies and the ability to tranlate them into English (in the beginning of the term all first year students are required to pass a test based on the study material provided and downloadable from the website of the Kodály Institute).
The academic year begins in September and extends to end of May of the following year.
For details about accommodation and accommodation fees please follow this link.
The Institute reserves the right to change or amend any of its programmes, requirements for degrees, tuition, fees, etc. from year to year.
Deadline for applications is 1 March each year.
However, applicants are kindly asked to send the applications at their earliest convenience so that necessary arrangements can be made and applicants can be informed of acceptance in time.
The language of instruction and examinations (both oral and written) is ENGLISH.
Students whose first language is not English must submit an English language certificate.
- two photos of passport size
- professional curriculum vitae
- questionnaire – download in PDF here: diploma_questionnaire.
- university transcripts or copy of the highest school certificate
- motivation letter written in English by the applicant
- two reference letters written in English or translated into English from the original language of the reference letter
- audition material (1 piano piece, 1 vocal piece, or a musical performance presented on another instrument: a recording of one vocal piece and one piano piece (or a piece performed on another musical instrument). The following digital formats are acceptable: MPEG4/MP4 (on a DVD or internet link)
- copy of English language certificate (only for those students whose first language is not English)
See the descriptions of compulsory subjects here.
Contact the Registrar’s Office if you do not have a copy.
Elective courses will be launched if a minimum number of five students choose the same course.
In addition to the application materials, all students admitted to the Diploma Course are required to complete a placement test (written and oral) at the beginning of the academic year. Based on the results, students will be assigned to different study groups. The faculty reserves the right to alter the groupings.
Please note that this procedure applies to returning students as well in order to ensure that the lessons can be conducted with the greatest benefit for all students.
END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS
Examinations are held at the end of each semester or at the end of the academic year.
Students will be notified of the content of the examinations and the exact dates during the semester.
The Diploma in Kodály Music Education is awarded to those having completed all the compulsory subjects and 6 units of the elective subjects (17 units altogether).
A Certificate of Participation is given to students who have not completed all the requirements for the diploma or who were enrolled for part-time studies.
At the end of each semester students will receive a detailed evaluation for each course completed.
Course work is evaluated by five grades: A, B, C, D, F – A being the highest and D the poorest grade.
F is considered as failed course.
In those courses where no grades are given, students will receive a proof of attendance.
Evaluations will be given to students and it will be their responsibility to forward them to other educational institutions as they see necessary.
Special certificates may also be issued upon request at an extra cost.