Higher professional education and follow-up courses
The Dutch educational system has a bachelor-master structure. After the bachelor’s course, you can take a follow-up course: a more advanced course or a master’s course.
A high level is required for admission to a course in one of the arts. The criteria for admission are laid down by law for each discipline. Not only talent but also experience and training are necessary. Some institutions often offer orientation courses that can be followed in addition to regular education, for example on Saturdays.
Most courses in an arts disciplines have selection rounds that determine whether a person can be admitted as a student. You can find information about that on the websites of the relevant institutes. If you are admitted for a particular course, that does not mean that you can switch to a different institute with a similar course.
Film: masters and continuing education
Hbo (University of applied sciences):
Master Composing for Film, Conservatorium van Amsterdam & Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts
Master of Film, Nederlands Film Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts
Other courses and workshops:
Master in Fine Art and Design, Frank Mohr Institute, Hanze Groningen
EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepeneurs, Luxemburg
Esodoc, brings together documentary filmmakers, NGO film practitioners and new media operators who want to work in the areas of human rights and environmental protection
IDFA Workshop, workshop for documentary makers