Bachelor Programme in Pop Music

Performance, production and coaching are the cornerstones of this diverse course of study at the higher professional education level (hbo), which thoroughly prepares the student for all facets of a career as an enterprising artist. A large team of specialists active in the professional world are brought in to supplement the set core of CvA teachers. In this way, the programme corresponds directly to the professional world, reflecting the latest developments in popular music and education.

Future pop artists trained at the CvA will be versatile: their studies will focus on performance, pedagogy (in preparation for a career as e.g. a band instructor) and creative endeavours (e.g. music producer) and will promote the open-mindedness of enterprising artists.

Accreditation and degree

The bachelor's programme in Pop Music is a track within the Bachelor Music. The quality of this programme 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 an accredited bachelor's degree in Music and the title Bachelor Music. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).

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