Erasmus+ Programme Coordinator Mrs Emilia Lipka, MA
tel./fax (48 22) 827 83 08
Student’s mobility contact person Ms Justyna Zając, MA
Erasmus + Office UMFC (room nr 223A, ground floor), open Monday-Friday 11am — 14pm
tel. (48 22) 827 72 41 ext. 312
Information for applying students 2017/ 2018
To apply to the FCUM for Erasmus+ studies in the academic year of 2017/ 2018 you are required to send ofically — by your mother institution — the following documents by ordinary post preferably by end of April 2017:
- demo, about 15 minutes of recording
- Learning agreement (from your ERASMUS PLUS office)
- Student application form (.docx)
- artistic cv
- motivation letter
- a copy of your passport or a copy of your national ID card
Please make sure in your Erasmus office that we have a Bilateral agreement first.
More about the FCUM on:
Plans of studies:
Please mind that the FCUM offers studies in English only on:
- Department of Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, playing the piano (MA level) and
- Department of Vocal and Acting Studies, solo singing (both BA and MA level of studies)
Beyond above-mentioned studies the FCUM offers studies in Polish language only. Some individual classes may be taught in English language, this depends on a teacher.
THE ERASMUS POLICY DECLARATION
The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw tries to support and develop the integrated European Higher Education Area by implementing the objectives of the Bologna Declaration, main guidelines of the Lisbon Strategy and the Copenhagen Process. The main strategy points of implementing the above-mentioned assumptions is to improve the efficiency of education and expanding teaching offer. The University constantly works on opening new majors and specialisations.
The University of Music has 7 Departments offering 6 majors: Department 1 – Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music, Department 2 – Piano, Harpsichord and Organ, Department 3 – Instrumental Studies, Department 4 – Vocal and Acting Studies, Department 5 – Choir Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythmics and Dance, Department 6 – Sound Engineering, and Department 7 – Instrumental and Pedagogical Studies in Białystok.
Cooperation with foreign higher education institutions, with which the FCUM maintains incisive relations, is aimed at expanding educational opportunities not only for the FCUM students but also for students of all institutions collaborating with it as part of the Erasmus programme. The University allows for contacts of students and teachers with the latest trends in the area of music and academic research and thus it provides a platform for exchanging academic and artistic ideas. The goal of foreign cooperation with numerous HEIs is to work out an integrated teaching programme for the future, which would optimally provide students with the highest quality education and provide teachers with opportunities to carry out joint academic projects as well as develop and improve their qualifications. The professional development programme is also meant for the FCUM employees, offering them training courses at friend universities abroad. Improving professional qualifications by participating in training courses at foreign HEIs allows its employees to implement some sew solutions in their work and to benefit from the experiences of other institutions. Contact with foreign cultures and experiencing different settings is aimed at expanding one’s horizons and allows for the presentation of one’s own worked out solutions which are used and tried out in his or her home country. The deepening cooperation between the University and foreign HEIs has resulted in preparing a plan of joint artistic production as part of three European institutions to be completed in the coming years. Common artistic experiences are aimed at expanding teaching offer as well as allowing students to search for employment on the European market. In its Erasmus policy, the FCUM is open to new contacts. It is exemplified by agreements with Turkish universities.
In order to implement the objectives included in the Bologna Declaration, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw introduced the European Credit transfer system (ECTS) to all majors offered. The system ensures efficient cooperation between universities as far as the implementation of educational programmes is concerned and it allows for the comparison of the competencies which students acquire as part of the Erasmus programme at an international level. The FCUM introduces changes on an ongoing basis and modernises the ECTS system, which guarantees that it is up to date and functions very well.
Preparation of students for going abroad as part of the Erasmus programme is ensured by well-qualified employees who provide assistance in case of all issues a candidate has doubts about and they try to find the most optimal solutions. High competencies presented by the employees responsible for foreign exchange of students and teachers are guaranteed not only by their great professional preparation but also by their regular participation in training courses to improve competencies.
Guidance for students and teachers participating in the Erasmus programme is not just aimed at preparing them for going abroad but also at providing them logistic support on the foreign territory. The FCUM is in close contact with the assigned student guides from other universities and it provides very extensive assistance for guest students.
Working out common educational programmes is aimed at opening the opportunities to continue education at least two universities end giving an option for future students to obtain two diplomas or, after the statutorily introduced changes, a double diploma. Offering new forms of higher education is aimed at providing future graduates with optimal education and thus ensuring their competitiveness on the European market. The growing inter-university cooperation is aimed at obtaining new European funds for the implementation of international projects. Their joint implementation will not only guarantee a better educational offer but it will also contribute to a better understanding of other cultures and communities. The goal of the close collaboration between HEIs is to implement the practices at cultural institutions in the future, such as opera theatres, musical theatres, philharmonics, etc. Opening more and more to European education is aimed at establishing better international cooperation and tightening bonds between the EU countries.