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, a master’s course or a workplace.

Admission

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.

There are various courses at bachelor’s and master’s level for prospective performers and teachers. For conservatories there are preparatory orientation courses and preliminary courses for young talent.

Below more information on courses in music:

Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Conservatorium Haarlem, Inholland, Haarlem
ArtEZ Conservatorium, Arnhem, Enschede, Zwolle
Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag
Prins Claus Conservatorium, Hanzehogeschool Groningen
Conservatorium Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd
Codarts, Rotterdam
Fontys Conservatorium, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg
Fontys Rockacademie, Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg
Utrechts Conservatorium, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Minerva Academie voor Popcultuur, Hanzehogeschool Groningen

The conservatories above offer bachelor's and sometimes master's programmes.

http://www.ahk.nl/conservatorium/Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Artez muziek, Arnhem, Enschede, Zwolle
Codarts, hogeschool voor de kunsten, Rotterdam
Academie Beeldende Kunst Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd  
HKU Utrechts Conservatorium, HKU Utrecht
Hanzehogeschool, Groningen
Inholland, hogeschool

Master Kunsteducatie, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Artez, hogeschool voor de kunsten. Arnhem, Enschede, Zwolle
Fontys Hogeschool, Tilburg, Maastricht
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Codarts, hogeschool voor de kunsten, Rotterdam
Academie Beeldende Kunst Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd  
HKU, HKU Utrecht
Hanzehogeschool, Groningen