Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Ankara State Conservatory leading among the first contemporary educational institutions of our Republic kept on its education affiliated to Ministry of National Education between 1934-1974 and to General Directorate of Fine Arts of Ministry of Culture between 1971-1982. With the statutory decree no: 41,issued in 1982 and the Law no: 2809, replacing that in 1983, Ankara State Conservatory was taken within universities (within Hacettepe University) together with all higher education institutions.

The education of orchestra and Chorus Conducting which is applied as course in Composition Branch's Undergraduate Program in this period has been continued at “Postgraduate program of Orchestra and Chorus Conducting” within the branch of Composition and Orchestra Conducting as from 1990's. In this process, dear masters like Prof. Hikmet ┼×─░M┼×EK, Prof. Sabahattin KALENDER, Prof. Rengim G├ľKMEN and Prof. Erol ERD─░N├ç have lectured in Orchestra Conducting Program.

By means of postgraduate program of orchestra Conducting in force, concerts are given with the practical studies performed with elegant samples from national and international repertoire by offering education via contemporary method and techniques towards all sub-disciplines of music, the contribution to scientific and artistic environment is lasted.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


In order to be admitted to this program, graduation from undergraduate program (Music) is requested. The students found appropriate as a result of interview/ skill evaluation carried out by the Branch are granted admission.

For international students, the terms established, aimed at acceptance of student from abroad by Hacettepe University are valid.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to graduate from the Orchestra and Chorus Conducting in Art, students has to complete a minimum of 24 national credits and 240 ECTS credits, their Work Art Report and the result of Graduation Exam are found successful.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


In recognition of prior learning, the conditions defined in the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.resmi-gazete.org/rega/hacettepe-universitesi-on-lisans-lisans-egitim-ogretim-ve-sinav-yonetmeligi-33210.htm).

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Purpose of the program is to train orchestra and choir conductors equipped with psychological and pedagogic high leadership characteristics, having high intellectual qualifications that profession entails, good at the methods and manners regarding performance of styles and forms of various periods, skilled at bringing an original comment with a proficient genre in performance and comment of historical and current music Works, gained experience, possessing manual technique which allow probability to form an original style in order to involve in art and education institutions.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of this program can apply to the positions of Conducting of music institutions in public or private sector, take duty in the courses that will require Conducting qualifications such as orchestra, choir, partiture playing, etc. in universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


In this program, mandatory course from basic area with 15 national credits is available. Student has to take elective course having at least 9 national credit in order to complete minimum 24 national credit required for graduation. These courses can be taken from Composition and Orchestra Conducting Branch or other departments of the Conservatory and University and the common pool of university.

Of 120 ECTS credits, 100 ones belong to mandatory courses, 20 ones cover elective courses.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course are defined under the article titled “Course Teaching Package” prepared by the relevant instructor and included in Information Package. With regard to exams and course grades, articles 23-28 of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.resmi-gazete.org/rega/hacettepe-universitesi-on-lisans-lisans-egitim-ogretim-ve-sinav-yonetmeligi-33210.htm).

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements defined in article 30 of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.resmi-gazete.org/rega/hacettepe-universitesi-on-lisans-lisans-egitim-ogretim-ve-sinav-yonetmeligi-33210.htm).

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Assoc. Prof. Metin Munzur (Head of Composition and Orchestra Conducting Department) Tel: 009 0312 2126210 – 1262 Email: munzur@hacettepe.edu.tr

Assoc. Prof. Burak T├╝z├╝n (Conductor)