Name and address

32 Gdańska Street; 90-716 Łódź

General information about the Academy

The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź is a state art academy.

The Academy consists of four faculties:

Composition, Theory of Music, Conducting, Eurhythmics and Art Education
Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Early Instruments
Instrumental Studies
Vocal and Acting Performance

The Academy employs highly qualified specialists, educating future artists, musicians, composers, vocalists, instrumentalists, theoreticians, pedagogues, and music teachers. The individual, group or collective classes cover not only major subjects in the particular speciality, but also general ones such as philosophy, culture sociology, history of art and foreign language courses.
Individual courses for the physically handicapped are available.

Academic year schedule

Academic year is divided into two semesters, each of which lasts fifteen weeks, counting off the breaks for Christmas, Easter and bank holidays. The winter semester starts on 1st October and finishes with the end-of-term exams at the turn of January and February. The semester break lasts one week. The summer semester starts in the mid- February, and the end-of-term exams are held in the first decade of June. The Winter Make-up Examinations can be taken until the end of February, and the Summer Make-up Examinations from the middle to the end of September.

The detailed Schedule of classes, exams and breaks is announced by the Rector before the inauguration of each academic year.


The Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź is an important entity of academic and artistic world in Łódź and the whole region. It is a credible and experienced institution, famous for its substantial level of education and openness to all forms of development and promotion of classical, popular or film music.
The outcome of educational activities of the Academy are numerous awards and honours for the professors, students and graduates at national and international competitions, whereas the outcome of its artistic and scientific sessions, organized by the chairs of the Academy, are published materials, such as research publications and CDs. The Academy of Music in Łódź is a state art academy offering comprehensive full-time and part-time studies in a variety of music areas. Study programmes are based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Full-time studies
1st cycle 3-year studies, 2nd cycle 2-year studies

Composition, Theory of Music, Conducting, Eurhythmics and Art Education
specialties: composition, theory of music, eurhythmics, art education in music arts


Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Early Instruments
specialties: piano, harpsichord, organ and early instruments: baroque violin, baroque cello, viola da gamba, lute, traverse flute, recorders, baroque oboe, natural trumpet

Instrumental Studies
specialties: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, accordion

Vocal and Acting Performance
specialties: vocal and acting performance

Part-time studies
  • Choreography and Dance Techniques (1st cycle studies)
  • Music Therapy (1st cycle studies)
  • Instrumental Studies (1st, 2nd, 3rd cycle studies)
  • Vocal Studies (1st, 2nd, 3rd cycle studies)
  • Post-Diploma Non-Degree Professional Master Course in Instrumental or Vocal Studies
  • Post-Diploma Non-Degree Studies in the Field of Film Music, Computer Music and Audiovisual Work.

All courses are taught in Polish language. Some individual classes could be run in foreign languages, however group classes, which are compulsory, are taught in Polish. If you come to complete the whole cycle of studies it is strongly recommended to start the stay in Poland as a preparatory (zero) year with an intensive learning of Polish (one year before starting the studies).
The Academy offers the highest quality education due to: high rank specialists who teach master classes of instruments, composition, and eurhythmics, choreography and music therapy, experienced teachers who deliver lectures and offer classes on the theory of music. The programme of studies is often enriched with extra master courses, seminars, workshops, or lectures (many of them run by visiting professors from renowned institutions from all over the world).


If you want to study within the Erasmus programme at our Academy you should contact the International Relations Office at your institution and accomplish requirements set by your home school.

  • Application Form and Learning Agreement (ask your Erasmus Coordinator)
  • Photo
  • CD or DVD recording of your performance
  • Artistic CV


Rules of recruitment of foreigners - click here
If you are interested in applying to our Academy as a regular student for the whole cycle of studies, please, send at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. an e-mail including your short presentation as well as contact details so that we could inform you in advance about the nearest admissions.
The qualified candidates should start their stay in Poland with one preparatory (zero) year, including an intensive course of Polish language and a course.


  • Application for admission
  • Final (maturity) certificate of secondary education – legalized by educational authorities in the country of issue or Polish diplomatic office abroad. It should contain a clause confirming that its holder has access to higher education institutions in its own country. In case the certificate does not include such a clause, the authorities of the school issuing the certificate may give a separate note confirming this fact. Please, note that after arrival to Poland you will also have to nostrify this certificate in Kuratorium Oświaty in Łódź (Education office in Łódź).
  • A copy of passport.
  • Medical certificate confirming the applicant’s physical condition is adequate for studying in a given major.
  • Health insurance policy covering full medical and hospital coverage in Poland.
  • Four signed photos (passport size 30 x 42 mm, bare-headed, light background).
  • Sworn translations of the documents made by a Polish translator in Poland or in a Polish diplomatic office abroad.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Other documents. It may be necessary to present (upon the request of the admission board or the authorities of the Academy).
  • For initial evaluation it is recommended to submit a video recording (preferably DVD quality – Region 2) of at least 30 minutes own performance of works (different styles of classical music). Candidates for composition should submit two scores and a recording of performance of their own composition(s).

More information can be found on the website

One academic year (including zero year) – approx. from 4000 € up to 6100 € (depending on the chosen major) plus 200 € of an entrance fee for starting each level of education (e.g. zero year, first-cycle studies, second-cycle studies).
The course of Polish language – at least 500 € for one academic year.
NOTE – Our Academy reserves the right to increase tuition fees in case of changes in the Polish law or due to serious economical aspects.


Full-time 1st cycle studies: the end of June
Full-time 2nd cycle studies: June/July
Part-time 1st cycle studies: the end of June and the middle of September
PhD studies: June and  September

Main academic regulations

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Charter

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Recruitment Regulations

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Studies Regulations

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Postgraduate Studies Regulations

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Doctoral Studies Regulations

The G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz Financial Aid Regulations


Academic ECTS Coordinator

Vice Rector for research and didactic affairs - Prof. Irena Wisełka-Cieślar

e-mail tel. +48 42 662 16 64

Faculties coordinators:

Faculty I - Composition, Theory of Music, Eurhythmics and Art Education

Dean - Asst. Prof. Ewa Kowalska-Zając DA hab.

Faculty II - Piano, Harpsichord and Organ

Dean - Asst. Prof. Cezary Sanecki

Faculty III - Instrumental Studies

Dean - Asst. Prof. Agata Jarecka DA hab.

Faculty IV - Vocal and Acting Performance

Dean - Asst. Prof. Beata Zawadzka - Kłos

1st cycle studies

1st faculty

2nd faculty

3rd faculty

4th faculty

Optional classes

2nd cycle studies

  1st faculty

2nd faculty

3rd faculty

4th faculty

Optional classes