The Master programme Instruments and Interfaces is offered by the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague together with STEIM in Amsterdam, and started in September 2011.


This two-year Master programme is oriented towards the realisation of individual projects. In addition, the programme is open to collaborative projects in which both technical and performative aspects are shared with additional partner researchers. Candidates must have a relevant Bachelors degree. Relevant studies would be: various design- or sound-related subjects (for instance composition, sonology, industrial design or interaction design), or related technical subjects such as artificial intelligence, computer studies or electronic engineering. The studies will be conducted in English, and applicants are expected to be adequately fluent with the language.


The candidate must submit a detailed project proposal, together with a portfolio and two reference letters. On the basis of this material an initial selection will be made, followed by interviews with the selected candidates.


The well-equipped studios of Sonology and STEIM, along with a dedicated professional team, will provide students the possibility to develop, realize and document their work to the fullest extent. Furthermore, both institutes offer numerous public performance opportunities, making it possible to test out in practice the tools and implements developed in the course of the research.