PIANO and HARP
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

Back

The Piano department which is founded in 1924 with Atatürk's directives, was one of the first ever department of the Music Teachers School. Among the distinguish founder faculties were Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Ferhunde Erkin, Fuat Turkay, Mithat Fenmen. Since then many renowned Turkish Pianist was been raised in this department. In 1982 the conservatory has been merged with Hacettepe University/ Under Piano department there are Piano, Harp, Guitar divisions and they offer primary, high school education besides undergraduate, graduate, proficiency of art degrees. It serves academic and applied field in every aspects of music with its high level graduates.

The purpose of the Piano Proficiency in Art Program at the Institute of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University is to educate performing and educating artists at international level, by enabling students to improve all the necessary theoretical knowledge and technical and musical skills acquired during the Masters education in Piano field.

Graduates of Master of Music in the related art branch of State Conservatories and candidates who hold an equivalent diploma may apply for the Piano Proficiency in Art Program and are subject to an admission exam. In this exam, candidates are responsible for the program in line with the curriculum prepared by the relevant art branch. The length of the education for Proficiency in Arts is 4 to 6 years.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

Back

Doctorate in Art

D.3. Level of Qualification

Back

QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

Back

During admission to this program, the conditions defined in the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/belgeler/resmigazete06112006.pdf).

For international students, the requirements defined by Hacettepe University towards admission of students from abroad are applicable (http://www.iso.hacettepe.edu.tr/

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Back

In order to graduate from the Piano and Harp Proficiency Program in Art, a minimum of 24 national credits, excluding common mandatory courses and a total of 240 ECTS credits are required.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Back

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.hacettepe.edu.tr/eklenti/resmigazete06112006.pdf).

For international students, the requirements defined by Hacettepe University towards admission of students from abroad are applicable (http://www.iso.hacettepe.edu.tr/).

D.7. Goals and Objectives

Back

Piano Department and Harp Division at the Institute of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University offer a Proficiency program in arts, aiming at improving and expanding knowledge and educations at higher level, introducing instructors at academic level, orchestra artists and soloists to serve in this field into modern Turkish music life.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Back

Graduates of Proficiency in Art Degree can work at national and international music faculties, conservatory and/or equivalent institutions as trainer (instructor), and at private institutions as well as state opera and ballets and symphony orchestras as pianist / Harpist. Graduates of this program can teach students of all ages piano and also continue their work as soloist. In addition, they can perform concerts and recitals individually or in a group, conduct audio and/or audio-visual media recordings.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

Back

D.14. Profile of the Programme

Back

The four-year Proficiency in Art program consists of eight semesters. The first, second, third and fourth semesters are for courses; the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth semesters are for thesis. At the end of thesis period, a student is responsible for playing one recital program and works from two different periods in solo with orchestra in accordance with the directions determined by the Department of Piano, Ankara State Conservatory at Hacettepe University.

Courses are opened on a semester basis and without any prerequisites. A student conducts field studies at advanced level in the first, second, third and fourth semesters of the program. They continue their studies towards thesis and graduating exam under the title of special topics in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth semesters.

Of the total 240 ECTS credits under the program, 180 credits are for required courses and 60 credits are for elective courses. A student has to take elective courses of at least 8 national credits in order to complete a minimum of 24 national credits required for graduation.

Total national credits of elective courses opened under the program is 18, total of the ECTS

Credits are 60.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Back

Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course are defined under the article titled “Evaluation System” in the “Course Information Package” prepared by the relevant instructor. With regard to exams and course grades, the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/belgeler/resmigazete06112006.pdf).

D.16. Graduation Requirements

Back

Graduation requirements defined in the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable (http://www.sosyalbilimler.hacettepe.edu.tr/belgeler/resmigazete06112006.pdf).

D.17. Education Type

Back

1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

Back

Department Head or Equivalent: Prof. Demet AKKILIC