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Subject Pedagogy (Art Education: Music Pedagogy)

Vytautas Magnus University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Application deadline: Non-EU/EFTA : 2021-06-01; EU : 2021-07-01

Program description

Subject Pedagogy (Art Education: Music Pedagogy)(closed for autumn intake)

The study programme aims at training a qualified music educator, who has a theoretical knowledge of music education based on new research results, is able to creatively organize, communicate and cooperate in delivery of quality music education; an educator who takes into account the diversity of students (talents, social, national, etc.) and individual needs, is able to use the acquired comprehensive knowledge for continuous personal and professional development, has a strong determination and motivation to work in the field of music education.

Admission requirements

  • A high school diploma
  • Proof of English Language: applicant has to present document proving B2 level (TOEFL 87-109 iBT/534-633 PBT, IELTS 5-6,5, Cambridge English First (FCE), BEC Vantage, Michigan ECCE, PTE General Level 3, TOEIC Listening & Reading 785, TOEIC Speaking & Writing 310) if the applicant is not native speaker and/or had not received education in English. After admission, all students have to take English language test at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Vytautas Magnus University. If English level is below B2 students will have to study English to reach C1 level (in first four semesters of Bachelor studies).
  • Study motivation interview
  • Recorded video performance
  • Admission score counting is based on: study motivation interview * 0,4 + grade point average (of school graduation certificate) * 0,4 + examination/term grade of English language * 0,2.

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Program content

I Year

I Semester

  • Course of General University Studies (A group)
  • Foreign Language
  • Harmony and Solfeggio
  • Music Performance 1 (Piano, Choir Studio, Singing)
  • Musical Instruments at School
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Computer Music Technologies

II Semester

  • Course of General University Studies (A group)
  • Foreign Language
  • Music Performance 2 (Piano, Choir Studio, Singing)
  • Polyphony and Solfeggio
  • History of Lithuanian Music
  • General and Developmental Psychology
  • Health Education

II Year

III Semester

  • Foreign Language
  • Teaching Practice of Teacher Assistant
  • Pedagogy
  • Development of Emotional Intelligence
  • Arrangement and Solfeggio
  • Music Performance 3 (Piano, Choir Studio)

IV Semester

  • Curriculum Creation and Management
  • Course of General University Studies (A group)
  • Course of General University Studies (A group)
  • Foreign Language
  • Music Performance 4 (Piano, Choir Studio, Conducting)
  • Didactic Technologies of Music

III Year

V Semester

  • Subject Didactics 1 (Didactics of Early Childhood, Pre-primary and Primary Arts Education)
  • Inclusive Education
  • Music Performance 5 (Piano, Conducting and Choir Studio)
  • History of World Music Culture 1
  • Ethnic Culture and Ensemble Music
  • World Traditional Music or Optional Instrument
  • Esthetics of Music and Analysis of Compositions

VI Semester

  • Teaching Practice Under Supervision of Mentor
  • Subject Didactics 2 (Didactics of Basic and Secondary Arts Education)
  • Music Performance 6 (Piano, Conducting and Choir Studio)
  • Theory and Methodology of Pedagogical Research
  • History of World Music Culture 2

IV Year, VII Semester

  • Independent Teaching Practice
  • Final Paper of Pedagogical Studies
  • Research in Music Education
  • Critic of Art
  • Musical Projects or Optional Instrument
  • Planning and Assessment of Music Education

VIII Semester

  • Popular Music and Jazz Litigation and Didactics
  • Artistic Education Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
  • Psychology of Musical Activities
  • Final Bachelor's Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee : € 3426 per year


ECTS credits : 240

Students will be able to:

  • know the systematic foundations of special music (music language, music history, music aesthetics, music psychology, etc.) and educational (educational theories, philosophy, psychology, sociology) sciences and the techniques of their application in practical musical pedagogical activities;
  •  professionally participate in musical activities (sing, play musical instruments, evaluate the phenomena of musical culture in the context of art and moral values);
  • see and evaluate different learners’ musical abilities, needs, inclinations and learning styles, personalizing the content, process, environments focused on the development of learners’ general competencies, will be able to assess learners’ achievements;
  • create conditions for each student (having special educational needs or highly gifted in music) to participate in the process of music education by maximizing learner’s learning potential;
  • create safe, open, inclusive, tolerant (age, gender, social environment, language, nationality, culture, religion, etc.), enabling, motivating, creative, open to self-expression and self-directed learning environment, using variety of music education processes, tools and digital technologies;
  • to purposefully plan and organize learner-centered music education process, systematically evaluate its effectiveness, provide feedback, promoting self-assessment and development of each learner's musical achievements;
  • to search for educational documents and sources of educational sciences, analyze, plan and conduct research based on the latest scientific knowledge, disseminate their results to music educators and the public;
  • take in the role of a leader and responsibility for professional activities and the musical culture of the educational institution, to involve the school community, educational support specialists and social partners in the realization of the goals of musical education.

Continuing studies

Students will be able to pursue their studies for master’s degree. Having completed the Subject Pedagogy programme, students will obtain BA of Educational Sciences and teacher’s qualification.

Career opportunities

They may choose to work in pre-school education institutions, schools of general education, vocational schools, non-formal education institutions, public, private and public organizations related to education.

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Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) is a public university that was established in 1922. Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and...

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V.Putvinskio g. 23,
LT-44243 Kaunas

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