Master’s studies

2 (druga)

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mag. prof. glas. ped.
magister profesor glasbene pedagogike
magistrica profesorica glasbene pedagogike

Master of Arts

01 – Education

0114 – Teacher training with subject specialisation

5 – Social Sciences


Text about acceptance

The second level study program of Music Pedagogics was accredited for the first time on 19 September 2013.

Study advancement options

Graduates may continue their studies in 3rd level study programs.

Employment possibilities

Graduates are employable as professors of music, professors of music education, teachers and associates for teaching vocational specific subjects and content, teachers of general education subjects in secondary schools and educators in dormitories, subject teachers in primary schools, musicians, singers, composers, cultural organizers of entertainment events, brokers for business services, agents for music events. There are also self-employment opportunities in all of the above-mentioned profiles, especially in the organization of cultural events, reproduction and creation of music. Self-employed individuals in the field of culture have opportunities in a wide field of amateur culture (leader of wind orchestras, zither, tamburitza, accordion orchestras and adult choirs).

Main study programme objectives

Objectives of the program are for a graduate to obtain basic knowledge in three basic aspects, which have a clearly defined application orientation: • theoretical professional competence with elements of analytical thinking, • developing musical skills, chamber and solo music creation, • methodological and didactic aspects of the profession, supported by professional and research-based arguments. Within the study program, the emphasis in the examination and assessment is mainly on demonstrating knowledge and skills for independent research work under the mentorship of lecturers and critical evaluation of presented content in various practical situations. Forms, methods and structure of knowledge examination and assessment are presented in detail and can be seen from the subject curricula. Before the beginning of the academic year, all information regarding the form, methods and structure of examination and assessment in individual subjects is published. Learning outcomes will ensure the applicability of knowledge in the above professional areas of activity. The latter will be verified by internal evaluation. Guidelines are stated in accordance with current market needs, music and general education and culture, and vision of development of needs in the future. Graduates of the program will be individuals who will be able to perform their work in education or will be employed as cultural animators, leaders of music workshops and courses, music educators in public and private education and organizers of cultural life. They will also be able to work in art institutions as accompanists, choirmasters, choir singers, whisperers and archivists. They can also become self-employed in culture, with a large part of their professional engagement being in the field of amateur culture. For this reason, the stated applicative orientation is required for the profile of a music pedagogue. Depending on the current situation in Slovenian education and culture, graduates have various employment opportunities.

General competences of graduates, gained at a study programme

As part of the 2nd level study program of Music Pedagogy, students will obtain the following general competencies: - ability of analytical thinking and critical judgment, which is the basis for understanding the needs of the present and a particular environment and for involvement in current social processes - autonomy in professional work - striving for quality - ability to communicate with experts from other professional and artistic fields - initiative in personal professional advancement - knowledge of the structure and problems of pedagogical processes and application of theoretical knowledge and findings in the mentioned fields - in-depth knowledge of educational concepts - ability to apply knowledge in practice - solving and upgrading professional and work problems by finding sources of knowledge and gaining artistic experience and using scientific methods - organizational and managerial skills - cooperation and teamwork.

Subject specific competences of graduates, gained on a study programme

Within the study program of the 2nd level of Music Pedagogics, students will obtain the following subject-specific competencies: - developing skills in the field of musical skills and practical music-making; such as conducting choirs, rehearsals, concert activities - ability to be involved in project and group work - planning of project and group work, organization of courses, workshops; such as editorial work on radio and television, music journalism, music publicity work - knowledge and understanding of the impact and use of the latest technology in the field of music - in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical laws - in-depth knowledge of the content and methodology of the field - knowledge and understanding of pedagogical didactic principles within the music profession - ability to work in the field and organize musical life - knowledge of the connection between music art and social events - knowledge, understanding and use and upgrading of curricular theories and content and didactic laws of teaching in the field of music education and music art - understanding and using basic special didactic knowledge to achieve curricular goals - organizing active independent learning - ability to assist with examination and assessment of students knowledge and achievements, and co-create feedback - knowledge of social systems, especially processes in education - knowledge of developmental laws, differences and needs of the individual - communicating with experts from various educational and artistic fields.

Access requirements

Anyone who has completed the following may enrol in the 2nd level study program of Music Pedagogy: 1. The first level study program in the relevant professional fields: music pedagogy (0114) in the amount of 240 ECTS. 2. The first level study program in professional fields: music pedagogy (0114), music art (0215), musicology (0229) in the amount of 180 ECTS. Prior to enrolment, a student must complete the following obligations: a preparatory year in the amount of 60 ECTS. Prior to enrolment, a student can also complete obligations in advanced training programs. 3. University study program, adopted before 11 June 2004, in the following professional fields: music art (0215), musicology (0229). Prior to enrolment, a student must complete the following obligations: a preparatory year in the amount of 45 ECTS. Prior to enrolment, a student can also complete obligations in advanced training programs. Candidates who have completed equivalent comparable education abroad and enrol under the same conditions as candidates who have completed their education in Slovenia also meet the conditions for enrolment. Before enrolling in a study program, they must complete the process of recognizing their education for the purpose of continuing their studies.

Selection criteria in the event of limited enrolment

If the candidate has not received a diploma or other form of completion of studies in the previous study, the average grade of the study at the first level is taken into account to the extent of 100%. Enrolment restriction criteria: The Faculty adopts a decision on the restriction of enrolment if the number of applicants who meet all the general enrolment conditions significantly exceeds the number of available study spots.

Criteria for recognition of knowledge and skills, gained before the enrolment in the study programme

In the process of education at the 2nd level, students can have knowledge and skills recognized which were obtained before enrolment in various forms of formal education, which the student demonstrates with certificates and other documents. In the recognition process, the assessment of acquired knowledge and skills must be based on the educational competencies of the study program. Proven and well-documented competencies are recognized to candidates regardless of where and how they were obtained. The process of determining, verifying and recognizing knowledge and skills includes submitting an application, supplementing the application, examining the application at the competent authority, issuing a decision and the procedure for appealing against the issued decision. If, on the basis of the evidence provided, the competent authority determines that the knowledge and skills in content, scope and complexity fully or partially correspond to the competencies based on the educational objectives of the study program, it may recognize such knowledge. Recognition of knowledge and skills are defined in the RULES ON THE RECOGNITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN THE STUDY PROGRAMS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR no. 012/2019/2:

Criteria for completing the study

A student has completed their studies after completing all obligations defined by the study program, writing and successfully defending their master’s thesis, thus collecting a total of 60 ECTS.