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Academy of Pop Music

Photography: Doraly Vermeulen
  • Bachelor's
  • 4 years, full time
  • Dutch
  • Enschede

Want to become a musician and cultural entrepreneur in the music industry? Discover the ArtEZ Academy of Pop Music in Enschede. You will graduate with the right skills, expertise, experience and network and an excellent starting position in the music industry.

Academy of Pop Music

In brief

  • Optimal preparation for a life in pop music
  • An accessible course for talented pop musicians with an open atmosphere based on equality
  • For enterprising students who like working together
  • Plenty of opportunities for work in various professional profiles in the music sector
  • Distinctive due to focus on instrument skills, management and education in the course
  • Unique combination of physical and online education to create music remotely
  • During the course, ability to make many contacts with and work in the international music industry
  • More knowledge, extra facilities and a larger network through the close collaboration with MediaMusic

The course which helps you towards a job in the pop sector

Musician, festival organiser, teacher, producer, manager or backstage manager? As a graduate of the Academy of Pop Music, the world your oyster. The course in Enschede gives you fast access to the pop sector in which the Academy of Pop Music has an excellent reputation. After graduation, you are a young professional. The study focuses on mastering your instrument, finding your own sound and direction as well as your potential to work in many roles in the pop sector after graduation.

The education is physical and digital. The professionalism of the online education at the Academy of Pop Music has ensured that it is easier to work together internationally, make contacts and be taught by teachers in other countries.

The Academy of Pop Music not only provides a training for the pop sector, it is part of it. Students work on public festivals and present themselves at a showcase festival like Eurosonic Noorderslag. Graduates often return to where they did their internship, start their own business, become a teacher or break through as a pop musician. There are many job opportunities in the sector and nearly 90 percent of the graduates find work there.