Step into the Spotlight at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG)
A Globally Recognized Hub: With over 2,000 students across Graz and Oberschutzen, KUG shines as a distinguished center of education. Comprising 17 institutes and 2 doctoral schools, we’re the epitome of high-caliber training for both artistic and scientific vocations.
Embracing Diversity: Nestled at the crossroads of Austria and Eastern/Southeastern Europe, KUG offers a blend of Austrian music and performing arts tradition with the vibrant creativity of its neighbors. A unique fusion that shapes our artistic expression.
Tradition Meets Innovation: Our guiding motto, “Open for the New by Tradition,” epitomizes our essence. A focus on contemporary arts and a rare synergy between arts and science distinguish us, setting our profile apart among European universities.
A Multifaceted Canvas: Explore thirteen disciplines that range from Stage Design, Performing Art (Drama), Composition and Music Theory, Conducting, Voice, and Instrumental Studies to Jazz (the oldest academic platform in Europe), Church Music, and Sound Engineering.
A Union of Arts and Science: KUG’s prowess extends beyond artistic brilliance. Our disciplines encompass Musicology in collaboration with the University of Graz, and Electrical Engineering – Sound Engineering in partnership with the University of Technology Graz. Our doctoral study programs bridge the gap between artistry and scholarship.
Immerse yourself in the symphony of education and creativity at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. Our harmonious blend of tradition and innovation awaits to shape your journey.