The Faculty of Music and Choreography has its rich traditions and considerable experience in training competent teaching staff in the sphere of artistic education. Since 1 September, 1966, it has become one of the most important centers for children and youth’s aesthetic education, development of research on the issues of music and choreographic education, art history, artistic culture.
There are 4 departments at the Faculty:
– The Department of Music Art and Choreography;
– The Department of Musical and Vocal Theory;
– The Department of Music and Instrumental Training;
– The Department of Conductor and Choral Training.
Students get Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the main fields of study:
• Music Education;
• Secondary Education (Music Art);
• Secondary Education (Choreography), with specializations: “Artistic Culture”, “Directing Mass Music and Educatory Events”.
The graduates get qualification of a music art teacher (teacher of vocal and musical instruments as well as conductor and choral, musical historical and theoretical disciplines) as well as a choreography teacher.
The Faculty of Music and Choreography provides Postgraduate Training Course for the field of study “Theory and Methods of Music Education”.
Highly professional preparation of students in various forms of creativity is confirmed by the results of international and national contests, festivals and academic competitions. Every year the students of The Faculty of Music and Choreography take part in creative competitions and take prize-winning places, win the top Grand Prix awards at the International and National Contests, Festivals and Olympiads.
About 60 foreign students from China, Iran, Ecuador, Turkey and other contries study at the Faculty of Music and Choreography . The Faculty lecturers are annually involved into academic exchange programmes for giving master-classes, participating in research and practice conferences and music forums in Greece, Germany, Poland, France, Finland, Belorussia, Moldova and other countries. Some lecturers showed their mastery in South Korea, Italy, Germany, Croatia, etc.
The graduates interested in and capable of research have an opportunity to take a postgraduate course. The Faculty staff with their creative capacity make it possible to deal with the issues of educational process modernization and further development of the Faculty, which requires balanced combination of best traditions of domestic music and choreographic teacher education with best examples of European educational system. The Faculty team is ready to accept new approaches, to implement innovative technologies and to update training specialists of artistic education in the context of integration into the European and World Education Space.
There are 7 Doctors of Sciences, professors and 22 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors working at the Faculty of Music and Choreography. The challenging scientific and educational potential of the Faculty, as well-known scientific schools of Professors S.V. Shyp, A.F. Lynenko, N.K. Bilova and others contribute into the problem of modernizing the process of education that finally improves the professional competence of training teachers in music, choreography, developing the students’ creativity and originality.