The Institute for Popular Music is a central institute of the Folkwang University of the Arts.
The Institute for Popular Music at the Folkwang University of the Arts offers a unique, post-graduate Master study course for pop artists. Under the supervision of a team of highly qualified lecturers, students extensively develop their artistic personalities and projects in four semesters – from a content-related, organisational, aesthetic and legal perspective. This culminates in the Master of Music degree.
The Folkwang University Institute for Popular Music is not only a place of learning but also a place of reflection. Pop music is not perceived as an inflexible "style" but rather as a dynamic form of contemporary art, which is constantly evolving – technically, discursively, politically and aesthetically. The Institute for Popular Music lays claim not only to pursue the development of pop into the future but to continually shape it as well.