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Partner Universities

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Columbia College Chicago
United States of America/Chicago
Middle Tennessee State University
United States of America/Murfreesboro
Sichuan Conservatory of Music
China/Chengdu
QUT Creative Industries Faculty
Australia/Brisbane
Music and Audio Institute of
New Zealand MAINZ
New Zealand/Auckland
Ballyfermot College Of Further Education
Ireland/Dublin
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Netherlands/Amsterdam
Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts
Netherlands/Tilburg
Herman Brood Academy
Netherlands/Utrecht
HKU University of Arts
Netherlands/Utrecht
Conservatorio Luisa D'Annunzio
Italy/Pescara
St. Louis College of Music
Italy/Rome
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Spain/Barcelona
Hochschule der Künste
Switzerland/Bern
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
Switzerland/Zurich
Hogeschool PXL-Music
Belgium/Hasselt
Kazimierz-Wielki-University
Poland/Bydgoszcz
Leeds Arts University
United Kingdom/Leeds
Leeds College of Music
United Kingdom/Leeds
University of the Highlands and Islands
United Kingdom/Perth
University of Westminster
United Kingdom/London
Linnaeus University
Sweden/Kalmar
Malmö Academy of Music / Lund University
Sweden/Malmö
Örebro University
Sweden/Örebro
Rhythmic Music Conservatory RMC
Denmark/Kopenhagen
Universität für Musik und darstellende Künste
Austria/Vienna
University of Agder
Norway/Kristiansand
Columbia College Chicago
United States of America/Chicago
Middle Tennessee State University
United States of America/Murfreesboro
Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand MAINZ
New Zealand/Auckland
QUT Creative Industries Faculty
Australia/Brisbane
Sichuan Conservatory of Music
China/Chengdu

Exchange Programmes

Students can benefit in so many ways from a semester abroad - a unique experience on a personal and academic level. Going abroad allows you the chance to get to know another country and culture while making new friends from diverse backgrounds. In addition, it can be immensely advantageous for your further studies and future career. New teaching methods and a fresh approach to relevant content allow you to see your studies in a completely new way and provide valuable inspiration for bachelor’s and master’s theses.

Goals and Philosophy
  • Gaining experience in other European countries and taking advantage of their courses of study to promote language skills, cultural understanding and academic knowledge
  • Enriching the educational experience at the host university and promoting cooperation between the host and home universities
  • Building intercultural networks between students, faculty and partner institutions in connection with European arts and European business
  • Gaining insight into the music industry and pop-cultural mentality and work ethic in the host country
  • Generally enriching society through qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people
  • Creating a European band that transports the idea of Europe into pop music
  • Providing financial support for students who could not otherwise afford to study abroad
Services for Students
  • Enrolment for one semester at a partner university. Full recognition of credits
  • Exemption from paying tuition fees at host university for most partner institutions
  • Limited availability of mobility benefit for handicapped students
  • Acquisition of external scholarship funds from partner institutions
  • Individual advising for potential study abroad students through responsible coordinator for all partner institutions
Scholarships
Erasmus+ Programme
In 2014/2015, the Erasmus Programme initiated a new programme generation under the name “Erasmus+”. The Erasmus Programme is one of the European Union’s greatest success stories, supporting the mobility of university students, faculty and staff across European borders. Over 3 million students and university personnel have gone abroad with Erasmus.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (ECHE) is awarded by the EU Commission. It confirms that a university meets all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus+ programme. The Popakademie Baden-Württemberg has received the Erasmus+ University Charter for the current duration (2014-2020) and is thus entitled to participate in the programme

Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM
The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM is a scholarship for students awarded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation and announced every year at the state universities. The aim of the programme is to promote the international exchange of highly qualified German and foreign students. It also provides universities with a flexible funding tool to support their internationalisation strategies in order to compete for the best, globally mobile students and graduates. The programme is intended for students of all disciplines enrolled at Baden-Württemberg universities who want to expand their subject-specific and intercultural competencies during a semester abroad at a recognized foreign university, as well as students from foreign universities wishing to spend a semester in Baden-Württemberg.

General information about the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM, the programme, the Network of Baden-Württemberg Scholars and surrounding events can be found under www.bw-stipendium.de/en.

Songwriter week

Every semester, the Popakademie holds an International Songwriter Week in cooperation with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Under the direction of high-calibre, internationally successful songwriters, teams of producing and songwriting students from the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg write based on briefings fresh from the industry.

From these ideas, the writers and instrumentalists from various departments develop high-quality demos in our in-house studio that are presented at the end of the week to the team of participants and representatives from Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Popakademie. The best titles are sent directly to the performance rights department and presented to the industry.

International Songwriter Week takes place as part of the course of study for the artistic degree programmes at the Popakademie.

Band and Business Camp

Pop music knows no boundaries - whether physical, cultural or linguistic. Our International Band and Business Camp supports the Popakademie in educating the next generation of artists who want to network and exchange ideas in a European context. Each year, music and business students of partner institutions gather to spend an intensive work week together.

Band Camp
Artists/performers work on existing songs and write new songs with the support of the band coach. The results are presented at a public concert at the end of the week.

Business Camp
In the Business Camp, students found virtual business departments and take part in a role play to work through situations, tasks and obstacles in the creative branch.

International Summer Camp

Once a year, the Popakademie offers 80 musicians the chance to take part in an International Summer Camp.

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