Learning outcomes are statements of what a student is expected to know, understand and be able to do at the end of a period of learning. The AEC has developed learning outcomes specific to higher music education (HME). These AEC Learning Outcomes, which were developed across several years and have been revised in 2017 within the framework of the AEC project ‘FULL SCORE’, were created with the aim to:
  • facilitate the recognition of students’ studies and qualifications, and increase compatibility and transparency within and beyond the HME sector;
  • assist institutions in implementing the requirements of the Bologna Process reforms and, more specifically, in (re-)designing curricula and adopting a student- and competence-oriented approach to curriculum design;
  • provide current or potential students, employers and other stakeholders with a clear presentation of the main aspects of a HME curriculum and its opportunities;
  • serve as reference to institutions and relevant stakeholders in quality assurance and accreditation processes in HME;
  • help employers and other stakeholders understand the competences of musicians they hire.
The AEC Learning Outcomes 2017 have now been published on the AEC website and are available in English, French and German:
  • Please find the AEC learning Outcomes 2017 in English here.
  • Please find the AEC learning Outcomes 2017 in French here.
  • Please find the AEC learning Outcomes 2017 in German here.
The publication presents the AEC Learning Outcomes 2017 in three separate tables: one with learning outcomes for Bachelor level, one for Master level and one for Doctoral level and offers information about the benefits of using learning outcomes for all stakeholders – students, teachers, institutional managers and employers.

Should you like to share any feedback or questions concerning the AEC Learning Outcomes 2017, or request printed copies of the publication, please contact AEC project coordinator Jef Cox at jef.cox@aec-music.eu.