The goal of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to impart the knowledge and techniques specific to each discipline, while also promoting a more interdisciplinary general approach. These studies usually last three years and are worth 180 ECTS credits. It is compulsory to obtain the title of Bachelor before entering the second cycle of studies, the Master (MA).
The HEMU offers three Bachelor’s degree tracks, all organized in the same way. The students take five modules corresponding to their specific track:
- Main Discipline
- Bachelor work
- Opening module
- Experience path
- General Musical Training
Practical training and a general education in musical culture thus complete the study of the main discipline. In the 2nd and 3rd years, a choice opening module prefigures master level specialization and future professional integration and opens up to interdisciplinarity and innovation.
Because of the numerous registration queries the HEMU receives annually, candidates applying for a Bachelor’s degree will be subjected to a competitive entrance examination in order to evaluate their skills.
STUDY PLANS 2019-2020
- Bachelor Jazz 2019-2020 (.pdf)
STUDY PLANS 2018-2019
- Bachelor Jazz 2018-2019 (.pdf)
STUDY PLANS 2017-2018
- Bachelor Jazz 2017-2018 (.pdf) for 1st and 2nd year Bachelor students only
- Bachelor Jazz 2017-2018 (.pdf) for 3rd year Bachelor students only
STUDY PLANS 2016-2017
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The deadline for enrollment in the entrance exam is March 1st of every year.
BACHELOR OF MUSIC PREREQUISITES
Applicants must be in possession of a recognised secondary school diploma, a recognised professional diploma, or a recognised specialized diploma in Music and Performing Arts department. There is no age limit. Special dispensations are occasionally granted to candidates of outstanding ability.
- Règlement d’admission en Bachelor dans le domaine Musique et Arts de la scène HES-SO (.pdf)
- Compétences pour l’admission en Bachelor (.pdf)
Courses are given in French. A minimal level of French is required. The recommended level is the B2 level of the "European Portfolio of Languages".
ENROLLMENT IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Applicants enroll in the admission process by completing an application form:
The CHF 80.- enrollment fee must be paid by bank transfer to:
Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
Case postale 300
Clearing : 767
Fondation de la Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg
et du Conservatoire de Lausanne
IBAN number : CH35 0076 7000 R079 6428 5
SWIFT code: BCVLCH2LXXX
Proof of bank transfer must be included in the application dossier. The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Taxes et écolages 2020-2021 (.pdf)
Confirmation of applicant’s enrollment in the entrance audition will be sent at the latest 15 days prior to the audition. The confirmation will specify the date, time and place of the exam.
ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DATES
From March 30th to April 3rd 2020 (these dates are subject to change).
ENTRANCE AUDITION REPERTORY
The works to be presented in the entrance audition are listed in the following documents:
- FRANÇAIS : Conditions d'admission BACHELOR jazz - 2020 (.pdf)
- ENGLISH : Admission requirements BACHELOR OF ARTS in jazz - 2020 (.pdf)
Examen d'admission théorique (.pdf)
THE ENTRANCE AUDITION & EXAM DAY
1. Instrumental audition: applicants play all or part of their audition repertory for a jury made up of the director (or his representative) and a panel of faculty members. Following the exams and the jury’s deliberation, results will be posted on the ground floor.
2. Bachelor of Arts in Music applicants who successfully pass the instrumental audition will be interviewed by the administration the same day. Interview times will be posted with entrance audition results. The interview will determine whether a music theory exam is necessary.
AUDITION AND EXAM RESULTS
The jury decides on the admission status of applicants: admitted, eligible for admission, or ineligible for admission. The ineligible candidate does not have the required level to enter the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.
Applicants admitted to the HEMU must confirm their definitive enrollment before 31st May of each year.
Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter during the summer, including information on the courses they will be taking.
BACHELOR & MASTER STUDIES RULES AND REGULATIONS
Students, and particularly foreign students, are not insured by the HEMU in case of accidents or illness. Students must subscribe to a private insurance policy and furnish proof of subscription at the time of enrollment.
The HEMU instrumental/vocal Bachelor of Arts in Music offers a generalist training with numerous main disciplines to choose from the list below:
- Double bass