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Academy of Pop Music

Photography: Serge Hasperhoven
  • 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

Do you want to be a musician, festival organizer, teacher, producer, manager, or take care of everything backstage? As a student at the Academy of Pop Music, you are bound for success in the world of pop music! The course gives you a fast track into the pop sector, where the Academy of Pop Music at the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Enschede is well regarded. The study is focused on mastering your instrument, discovering your own unique strengths, and maximizing those into career opportunities.

The Academy of Pop Music brought me knowledge, a network, opportunities and, above all, four wonderful years.

As a student of the Academy of Pop Music, you are automatically a part of the pop sector. Students participate in public festivals and showcase themselves at events such as Eurosonic Noorderslag, Booster and No Man’s Land. After graduation, alumni often begin working at the place where they interned, found their own company, become a teacher, or gain notoriety as pop musicians. There are numerous job opportunities in the sector. As a result, almost 90% of graduates find work in the field.