QUOTE(Cyrilla @ Apr 4 2012, 05:12 PM)
I think JudithJ and I have already answered many of your questions by PM but here are my thoughts again:
I have never studied on the BA course so please don't take my answers as gospel but I would think that:
1) Yes - you study all these things and have piano lessons as well
2) They don't know anything about ABRSM grades in Hungary but I am quite sure that you would be well equipped to teach grade exams in piano and theory by the end - the wonderful piano teacher Orsolya Szabo teaches piano pedagogy too
3) Kecskemet is the most BEAUTIFUL place! A lovely, lovely town, full of amazing buildings and it just has a lovely atmosphere. One of my Dutch friends goes there every year and calls it his 'second home'. All the teaching at the Institute is done in English. You will find lots of people in shops etc. who speak English although there are also a lot of native people who only speak Hungarian. One of the options on the course is Hungarian language if you want to learn it. I can only really say, 'Good morning', 'Yes', 'No', 'Thank you', 'Thank you very much' and 'Please forgive me', which just about get you through most things
I can't say too much about the cost of living other than it is cheaper than the UK.
4) Yes. If you stay in the Institute itself, which is possible, all rooms have their own piano.
5) I would say the average age is people in their 20s although there are several who are older.
6) No, sorry, I don't. I had two friends did the MA last year but I don't know anyone on the BA course.
I'm sure JudithJ will help further.
Hammerklavier spent a year at the Institute but didn't do the BA course - he may be able to help, too. I don't think anyone else on the forum has studied there.
Hehe I'm just trying my luck here
I've actually emailed the institute, but they didn't reply!
Hopefully someone who's taking the BA sees this thread! I need more information regarding the BA, this website isn't really helpful in the sense that it doesn't gives any description for the subjects! So I'm not sure what these are: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics, Acoustics
And pardon my ignorance..there seem to be an awful lot of contact hours for choir and voice training? But i can't sing
and it feels weird as it kinda feel like singing is my main instrument you know?
Since there's more hours for singing rather than for piano lessons