MH title according to previous law (without Ryhthmics)
According to the decision of the former Eidgenössisches Volkswirtschaftsdepartement, the Bundesamt für Berufsbildung und Technologie BBT on the 10th of January 2011, persons holding the title of Musiker(in) MH of the Bern Academy of the Arts with a here listed Diploma (formerly Hochschule für Musik und Theater Bern) can have the certificate of equivalence for their title acquired under previous law issued by the Student Administration of the BUA.
Important for the validity of this certificate of equivalence:
- The diploma, to which the certificate of equivalence relates, needs to have been acquired at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern Academy of the Arts or “Hochschule für Musik und Theater Bern” and has to be attached to the certificate of equivalence.
- The certificate of equivalence does not entitle the holder to carry the title Master of Arts.
Holders of the diplomas listed above send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- First and last name
- Residential and billing address
- A copy of the diploma (in pdf format)
The process is subject to a fee of CHF 50. As soon as this is paid, the certificate of equivalence will be sent to you by post.
MH title according to previous law in Rhythmics
These previous law titles remain protected despite the change to the Bachelor-Master-System. Holders of titles according to previous law can also carry the title Bachelor of Arts. A change of title is not carried out.
According to the decision of the former Eidgenössisches Volkswirtschaftsdepartement, the Bundesamt für Berufsbildung und Technologie BBT on the 10th of January 2011, certificates of equivalence to the Master’s diploma cannot be issued in this field.
Should you wish to acquire a Master’s diploma, please contact the Heads of Studies of the Master’s degree programmes to ask how previous study achievements can count towards a Master’s degree.
Music Diplomas without an MH Title
Holders of a diploma from the schools subsequently listed can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI (titelumwandlung.ch) to have their diploma changed into a UAS diploma according to previous law:
- Konservatorium Bern
- Konservatorium Biel
- Swiss Jazz School Bern
- Hochschule für Musik und Theater
Who makes use of this possibility, may subsequently also carry the Bachelor title. However, no certificate of equivalence to the Master’s diploma can be issued for these diplomas. The possibility of converting these degrees into UAS diplomas is limited in time and expires at the end of 2025.
For further information on the conditions and the procedure, please consult: titelumwandlung.ch