The Royal Conservatoire has a rich selection of music courses for a wide variety of age groups, from preschooler to PhD candidate. Every Saturday preschooler from the age of five get music lessons. For the pupils there is the School for Young Talent, in which the primary and secondary school is combined with a preparatory training in music, dance or fine art and design.
Within the Bachelor and Master courses the options fall into the categories of Classical Music, Early Music, Vocal, Conducting, Jazz, Composition, Sonology, Art of Sound, ArtScience, Music Education, Music Theory, and Dance. As well as this there is the Master in Opera through the Dutch National Opera Academy (a collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire and the Conservatory of Amsterdam) and a variety of Master specialisations.
A Bachelor course takes four years and a Master two years. There is also the possibility of doing a preparatory year.
For talented students who wish to develop their musical talent and want to do a university course at the same time, the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (a collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Art with the University of Leiden) offers two-way electives, minor programmes and double studies, including the possibility (after the Master course) for academic advancement in the arts via the doctorate orientations docARTES or PhDArts.
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