The bachelor's degree programme

The first study year is an introduction to the multifaceted career of music teacher, such as primary education, secondary education and other fields of music education. The study programme is based on three pillars: teaching, performing and theory, offering subjects such as music theory, ear-training, music history, educational subjects, methodology, singing lessons, lessons on your instrument, lessons in guitar and piano accompaniment and conducting.

During their studies, students are exposed to a variety of musical styles in all their subjects - popular music, jazz, classical music and world music. Given the multicultural character of education currently given in the Netherlands, world music is a substantial component of nearly all subjects. Workshops and ensembles focusing on music from Latin America, Africa and Asia are offered.

Please note: all lessons are taught only in Dutch.

Programme details

Study load
240 EC

Study length
4 years, full-time

Language of instruction

CROHO code
39112 (B Music in Education)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Accreditation and degree

The bachelor's programme Music in Education has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a legally accredited bachelor's degree in Music in Education and the title Bachelor Music in Education. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).

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