The University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main (University) has converted the diploma degree programs it previously offered into the two-phase Bachelor's and Master’s system of study. The degree program in Acting is the only exception to this.
In addition, HfMDK offers teaching degree programs in music for high schools (L3), secondary schools/middle schools (L2), elementary schools (L1), and schools for children with learning disabilities (L5), which culminate in a State Examination.
Students enrolled in degree programs at the University of Music and Performing Arts may be eligible for BAföG grants or stipends under the German federal law promoting education and training.
The University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main (HfMDK) offers students a number of options for continuing their personal education and training after obtaining an initial professional qualification. These options include a Master’s degree or the Concert Exam.
For the academic subjects Musicology and Music Education, students also have the option of studying for a doctorate, including, as of 2015, at a Music Education Graduate School.
As well as having obtained a first university degree, applicants for advanced degree programs must fulfill a number of admission requirements. These are described on the web pages of the degree programs in question.