AEMA Hybrid

Setting the tone in this world’s digital transformation, the Amsterdam Electronic Music Academy (AEMA) is proud to present AEMA Hybrid. Offering a study programme similar to the regular AEMA training, AEMA Hybrid has been designed to accommodate students who prefer to study at their own pace, at a location of their own choice. Upon successful completion, you will earn the same Associate Degree as in the onsite programme. 


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Before May 1, 2022

As a student of AEMA Hybrid you will have the opportunity to follow the entire programme from your home base, interact with teachers and students, visit the institute in Amsterdam for projects and exams and become a part of the AEMA community.

AEMA Hybrid is tailor-made for deejays and producers who want to take the next step in their careers and musical development. Students will be selected on their musical qualities, ability to maintain a mature independent work attitude, and a well-developed basis in their music career. 

The programme consists of online video classes, a state-of-the-art Learning Management System, and personal feedback. Additionally, AEMA Hybrid includes several onsite study weeks per year in Amsterdam, one of the world's capitals of electronic music. You will take part in our project weeks, onsite classes and exams, and get the opportunity for direct feedback moments. Some of these meetings are mandatory to make full use of the course material and complete specific assessments of the programme.

Practical information

Students pay the regular tuition fee, depending on their educational background and country of origin. Please find the list of tuition fees here.

Please note: the tuition fee does not cover traveling and lodging expenses for the required weeks in Amsterdam. The conservatory is not responsible for travel and accommodation arrangements.

  • HAVO high school certificate or certificate of MBO+ (intermediate vocational education) music training (minimum)
  • supply three self-produced tracks, of which at least two were produced in the past six months
  • an extensive letter of motivation, including your vision, goals, context and personal development
  • optional: a live video of a performance as DJ or a live performance

After a pre-selection, candidates are invited for an interview, a musical test and a demonstration of the submitted work in your DAW/laptop.

September 2024

This is a two-year study.


The main language for this course is English, therefore every student must have a passive as well as an active knowledge of the English language.
Depending on the composition of the groups, some classes will be taught in Dutch.

Read more about the language requirements.

Dennis Waakop-Reijers music technology, building tracks, the art of remixing
Vince Watson style labs, DJ & repertoire, the art of remixing
Ferry Ridderhof sound design, style labs, creativity & identity
Hans Weekhout mix & production
Jack Pisters composition & analysis
Sebastiaan Dutilh general music theory
Victor Coral history of electronic music, artist & culture
Martin van den Oetelaar sound design
Rita Zapora industry & entrepeneurship
Onno van Velzen music & media
Remi Lauw Ableton advanced
Attie Bauw production