Anton Bruckner Private University for music, drama and dance
The Anton Bruckner Private University (ABPU) is an open, innovative centre for the arts, where the performers and teachers of tomorrow receive an individualized education in music, drama and dance.
As one of the seven Austrian universities for music and drama, and one of the four universities in Linz, the UNESCO City of Media Arts, the ABPU sees its role both as a training ground for performing, teaching and academic research, and as an important agent in the development and communication of the arts.
- Music – Drama – Dance
The cultural landscape of Upper Austria sets an example in music education all over Europe. The ABPU is a university for music, drama and dance. The artistic work of the university is focused on performing, pedagogy and research in each of these fields, with an equal emphasis on artistic communication, development and outreach.
Innovation and Tradition
The ABPU is committed to the promotion of innovation, but also to the nurture of tradition. The university thus sees itself both as a flexible, future-oriented experimental laboratory of the arts and as a place where the cultural heritage of the past is maintained, examined and communicated through performance. The cross-fertilization of the historical and the contemporary produces a remarkable creative potential in the fields of performance, pedagogy and research.
A cultural provider
The Anton Bruckner Private University is not only a centre of study with a wide range of courses in the fields of performance, pedagogy and research. It is also a cultural provider, offering a wide range of concerts, lectures and events in Linz, in Upper Austria and further afield, thus making a very significant contribution to the cultural life of the community.
In the face of the globalization of the arts, international exchanges are of course a fully-integrated feature of the ABPU. International networking is important both for the students and teaching staff. The university promotes its network of international partnerships with universities and higher education institutions in order to provide exchange opportunities for its students and teachers. It is committed to the basic tenets of the Bologna process and takes part in the international discourse of music and art universities.
Information on available study programmes and courses
Bachelor and Master curricula (artistic and pedagogical)
Application period: February 1 until April 15, 2023 for either semester or the whole academic year
Find out more in the ERASMUS+ STUDENT MOBILITY INCOMING section and the term dates on our website.