PIANO and HARP
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The Piano department which is founded in 1924 with Atat√ľrk?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 and Harp Graduate 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 graduate education in Piano / Harp field.

Graduates of Bachelor of Music in the related art branch of State Conservatories and candidates who hold an equivalent diploma may apply for the Piano / Harp Graduate 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 language of education is Turkish. The length of the education for Graduates is 2 to 3 years.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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

The program quota is determined by the head of department for that period.

2. Entrance Exam

Candidates who meet all application conditions and apply in accordance with the rules determined by the University are taken to the Entrance Exam.

The Entrance Exam is evaluated out of 100 (one hundred) full points.

The Entrance Exam Jury may not listen to the entire exam program if deemed necessary.

In the Entrance Exam, works from the following categories are performed by memory:

Piano: 

1 (one) etude 

1 (one) work selected from the Baroque Period

1 (one) work selected from the Classical Period 

1 (one) work selected from the Romantic Period 

1 (one) contemporary work

All movements of sonata, suite or similar forms must be prepared.

Harp: 

1 (one) etude

1 (one) work selected from the Baroque Period 

1 (one) work selected from the Classical Period 

1 (one) work selected from the Romantic Period 

1 (one) contemporary work

All movements in sonata, suite or similar forms must be prepared.

The Entrance Exam is recorded audio and video and the recordings are kept for two years.

The overall success grade of the candidates is the sum of 40% of the undergraduate grade point average and 60% of the score received from the Entrance Exam and is evaluated out of 100 (one hundred) full points.

Candidates who get at least 50 (fifty) points from the Entrance Exam and whose overall success score is at least 60 (sixty) are considered successful. In case the overall success score is equal, the Entrance Exam score is taken into account.


D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to graduate from the Piano Graduate Program, a minimum of 24 national credits, excluding common mandatory courses, and a total of 120 ECTS credits are required.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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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

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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 , soloists and accompanists to serve in this field into modern Turkish music life.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Graduates of Piano / Harp Graduate Degree Program 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 and harpist. Graduates of this program can teach students of all ages piano / harp 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

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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The four-year Graduate 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 two concertos from two different periods ,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 120 ECTS credits under the program, 90 credits are for required courses and 30 credits are for elective courses. A student has to take elective courses of at least 6 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 31, total of the ECTS

credits is 30.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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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

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Provided that it is not less than 21 national credits and 120 ECTS credits; Students who pass the compulsory and elective courses and whose artwork is found successful by the Defense Exam jury, gain the right to graduate from the Program by the decision of the Institute Board of Directors. The artwork consists of a public recital and an Artwork Report.


the recital is open to the audience and works from the following categories are performed by memory:

Piano:

1 (one) study

1 (one) work selected from the Baroque Period

1 (one) work selected from the Classical Period

1  (one) work selected from the Romantic Period

1 (one) contemporary work

1 (one) piano concerto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

1 (one) piano concerto by a composer other than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Harp:

1 (one) study

1 (one) work selected from the Baroque Period

1 (one) work selected from the Classical Period

1 (one) work selected from the Romantic Period

1 (one) contemporary work

2 (two) orchestral accompaniment works by different composers

The recital is recorded audio and video and is kept together with the Artwork Report.

Requirements for Graduating from the Program

In order to graduate from this program, students who successfully complete the course period, thesis defense and final exam, provided that they are not less than 24 local credits and 120 ECTS credits, in addition to the graduation conditions specified in the relevant article of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations, are required to study at the Piano Department. They are entitled to graduate from the Master's Program.Graduation requirements defined in the relevant articles of the Directive for Graduate Education-Training and Examination at Hacettepe University are applicable sinavyonetmeligi301116-2.pdf (hacettepe.edu.tr)

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Hande DALKILIÇ  (Head of Department)

E-Mail: handedalkilic@hacettepe.edu.tr

Research Asisstant Deniz KUVANDIK (Lisan√ľst√ľ Koordinat√∂r)

E-Mail: deniz.kun@hacettepe.edu.tr