General educational programme
The ArtEZ School of Music curriculum gives you plenty of freedom to design your course yourself. The curriculum focuses on the broadly based professional practice of the contemporary musician, music programmer, music therapist and teacher of music. All our programmes emphasise technique, enterprise and choice. Naturally, we will help you in compiling your personal syllabus.
As a musician, you require a strong technical basis just as a house needs foundations. But naturally you also want to start using your specific talents and developing your personal style. In short, you will want to discover and show what you’ve got on offer.
You will begin with a compulsory basic programme. This entails focusing not only on your instrument or voice but also on collaborations, teaching, business aspects and developing
other important competencies. You will increasingly specialise during your course. In the third and fourth years, you will select from an extensive range of minors, i.e.: the optional subjects. This enables you to draw up a syllabus that suits you, your qualities and your future plans.
During the first year you will be thoroughly familiarised with your future career and the course itself. The range of subjects is designed in such a way that you will be introduced to all the elements of your future professional practice. This focuses on training practical skills along with the profession’s theoretical basis.
At the end of the Foundation course, you will be advised on whether you should continue your training. If you have not gained sufficient credits (in other words: if you have failed essential parts of the curriculum), you may receive a binding negative assessment. This advice means that you must leave your course.
Every first-year music student is assigned a course supervisor. You can discuss your course progress with him or her along with any questions or problems.
You will learn a great deal if you play together regularly. And it’s not just about styles and rehearsal techniques: you will also learn from each other. Therefore, ArtEZ School of Music maintains various choirs, big bands, a chamber orchestra and a variety of smaller ensembles. You will be able to perform not only in our own concert halls, but also at the more than 20 venues in the eastern Netherlands that are associated with ArtEZ School of Music. In addition, you will regularly participate in master classes and workshops, which are given by musicians who are recognised either nationally or internationally.
After graduating from your Bachelor's course, you can apply to: