Classical Bachelor's Degree Programme

The Bachelor of Music course consists of a propaedeutic year (first academic year) and a main phase (second, third and fourth academic years). The propaedeutic year has an introductory nature, and may lead to students being advised not to continue their conservatory study. The propaedeutic examination concludes the first year of study.

During the main phase (second-fourth year) the required subjects are evaluated annually by means of in between exams. The learning track is determined in close consultation with the principal subject teacher.

A bachelor's diploma in music will be conferred on candidates who have successfully completed the vocal/instrumental principal study programmes. This also applies to the principal subjects of conducting and composition.



Throughout the course of study high priority is given to ensemble and chamber music playing. Each year sees the formation of orchestras and ensembles. Intensive orchestral and chamber music projects take place during which a varied programme is studied. In recent years the CvA has embarked on intensive collaborations with professional venues and specialized ensembles and festivals. Orchestras and ensembles of the CvA regularly collaborate with professional ensembles and frequently appear at festivals at home and abroad. 

Programme details

Study load
240 credits

Study length
4 years, full-time

Language of instruction
Dutch and English

CROHO code
34739 (B Music)

Bachelor of Music