The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in a few words

Fryderyk Chopin - popiersie, UMFC

FCUM Author­i­ties
The FCUM is man­aged by the rec­tor and three prorec­tors: the prorec­tor for for­eign, the prorec­tor for schol­ar­ly affairs, and the prorec­tor for stu­dents’ teach­ing affairs.

Fields of Stud­ies
The Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music teach­es at six depart­ments in War­saw and the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Edu­ca­tion­al Stud­ies in Białys­tok. The fol­low­ing fields are cov­ered: com­po­si­tion and the­o­ry of music, con­duct­ing, instru­ment stud­ies, vocal stud­ies, music artis­tic edu­ca­tion, church music, dance, and sound engi­neer­ing.

The Uni­ver­si­ty offers first lev­el (junior) and sec­ond lev­el (senior) cours­es. It launched post­grad­u­ate doc­tor­al stud­ies in the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2006/2007. Anoth­er form of paid stud­ies is also offered, i.e., post­grad­u­ate artis­tic trainee­ships. The costs of run­ning these stud­ies are cov­ered entire­ly by the par­tic­i­pants. The cours­es at the dif­fer­ent depart­ments are run accord­ing to cur­ric­u­la passed by the respec­tive fac­ul­ty coun­cils and accept­ed by the FCUM Sen­ate.

From the aca­d­e­m­ic year of 2012/2013 the cur­ricu­lum also cov­ers gen­er­al music and major mod­ules, which con­sist of sep­a­rate sub­jects such as: Piano, Con­duct­ing, Solo Singing (main mod­ule); Accom­pa­ni­ment (major mod­ule); Aur­al Train­ing, His­to­ry of Music with Lit­er­a­ture, Music Forms (basic mod­ule); For­eign Lan­guage, Phys­i­cal Train­ing (gen­er­al mod­ule); Phi­los­o­phy, Aes­thet­ics, His­to­ry of Art, Art of the 20th Cen­tu­ry, His­to­ry of Film (human­i­ties mod­ule). Group class­es have an open form.

The FCUM con­fers the fol­low­ing degrees:

Stu­dents who are sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly and artis­ti­cal­ly active, stu­dents who are prepar­ing for inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions or oth­er sig­nif­i­cant artis­tic or sci­en­tif­ic endeav­ours, and stu­dents who are suf­fer­ing seri­ous hard­ship or are tem­porar­i­ly ill may study accord­ing to an indi­vid­ual plan and pro­gram spec­i­fied by the fac­ul­ty coun­cil. About 150 stu­dents grad­u­ate from the FCUM every year. The Uni­ver­si­ty has near­ly 900 stu­dents.

The Uni­ver­si­ty’s organ­i­sa­tion­al units are enti­tled to con­fer the fol­low­ing doc­tor­al and post­doc­tor­al (habil­i­ta­tion) degrees:

Uni­ver­si­ty struc­ture
The dif­fer­ent depart­ments’ teach­ing pro­grams are root­ed in the his­to­ry of the Uni­ver­si­ty and relat­ed to its evolv­ing struc­ture. Hence sev­er­al depart­ments teach the same field of music (Depart­ments 2 — 6) where­as oth­ers com­bine sev­er­al fields (Depart­ment 1 or the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Edu­ca­tion­al Stud­ies in Białys­tok). Some fields can also be stud­ied at var­i­ous depart­ments (e.g., instru­men­tal stud­ies at Depart­ments 2 and 3 or the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Edu­ca­tion­al Stud­ies in Białys­tok).

Details of the FCUM struc­ture

last modified: 10/10/2017