Courses schedules for the following fields of studies/majors:


are available here: NESOS – study plans_en


Courses available for the year 2023/2024

The following courses are available to learn in English at the Academy of Music in Krakow:

Faculty of Composition, Interpretation and Music Education

for conductors

  • Conducting
  • Score reading
  • Work with orchestra (first-cycle studies)
  • Work with the ensemble (second-cycle studies)

for composers

  • Composing
  • Instrumentation/Orchestration

for music theoreticians

  • Theory of Music
  • Research methodology


Instrumental Faculty
  • Main subject/main instrument
  • Chamber music
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Wind Orchestra
  • Orchestral studies
  • Accompaniment with a’vista
  • Performing practice of contemporary music
  • Specialist literature
  • Historical dance

Instrumental Faculty: Jazz and improvised music, first-cycle studies

  • Principles of Music
  • Jazz harmony
  • Jazz ear training
  • Basics of improvisation with elements of rhythm
  • Aspects of Music Profession
  • History of European Culture
  • Music analysis
  • Polish language

Instrumental Faculty: Jazz and improvised music, second-cycle studies

  • Research methodology
  • Jazz ear training
  • Basics of arranging and computer music notation
  • Specialist literature with elements of instrument construction and maintenance
  • History of art


Faculty of Voice and Drama

First-cycle studies:

  • Solo singing
  • Work with répétiteur
  • Vocal ensembles
  • Stage adaptation of opera ensembles
  • Music literature
  • Analysis of musical work
  • Italian for vocalists
  • Vocal chamber music (Chamber Choir)

Second-cycle studies:

  • Solo singing
  • Work with répétiteur
  • Music realisation of the opera
  • Stage realisation of the opera
  • Music history – specialistic literaturę
  • Interpretation of vocal literaturę (masterclass with Mariusz Kwiecień)
  • Preparation of opera parts
  • Preparation of oratorio parts


Theoretical courses for all faculties
  • Harmony
  • Harmony of the 20th century
  • Harmony of the 21st century
  • Practical aspects of early music
  • Practical aspects of contemporary music
  • Music analysis I
  • Music analysis II
  • Aural skills
  • Music literature I
  • Music literature II
  • History of popular music / History of electroacoustic music
  • History of art
  • Music in film (second-cycle students)


General courses for all faculties
  • language courses: Polish, English, French, German, Italian
  • Aspects of music profession
  • Management in musical culture
  • Physical Education
  • Alexander Technique