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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.

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Academy of Pop Music

Why choose the Academy of Pop Music?


The course focuses on mastering your instrument, but management and education are also an important part of the curriculum.

Working in the music scene

Most graduates from the Academy of Pop Music (90 percent) find work in the industry. In other words, the world is your oyster!

Crossing borders

The course features a unique combination of physical and online education. You will also be taught by teachers in other countries and have the opportunity to create music remotely.

National and international connections

During the course, you will have the chance to build a professional network in the music industry that extends beyond the academy.

You'll learn it all

At the ArtEZ Academy of Pop Music, you learn how the entire process works, from initial musical idea to earning your money in the pop sector.

Collaboration is key

You will work closely with MediaMusic students and take part in cool projects, such as writing camps and the Producer Lab.


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 is 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 Academy of Pop Music brought me knowledge, a network, opportunities and, above all, four beautiful years of my life.

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.