The Master`s degree programme in Music Performance cooperates with various universities in Switzerland and abroad. Regular periods of practical training with the Bern Symphonic Orchestra are also part of the studies. The degree programme is well integrated into the entire University of Arts, because students can select Minors, which are open to all students of the Music Department, as well as courses open to all BUA students, for which the Y (Institute for Transdisciplinarity) is responsible. Thus, students have added possibilities to develop their individual focus.