Entrance requirements for the Bachelor course in Sonology:

The candidate must have a HAVO or VWO diploma including mathematics, or a comparable international diploma. They must show affinity for the subject area of Sonology through compositions, sound examples, programming work etc. The entrance exam consists of a mathermatics test, a listening test and an interview with the entrance committee.


Entrance requirements for the Master course in Sonology:

The selection of students for the Master in Sonology is done on the basis of previously made compositions, recordings of live performances or research results in the form of computer programmes, articles, theses etc. The candidate should have completed a preferably Sonology-related Bachelor with a good or very good result. In addition, a study plan has to be submitted on two A4 pages, which consist of the following elements:


  1. A short description of the intended project to be realised during the Master course. This project can consist of a practical and a theoretical part, or be exclusively theoretical.
  2. A time plan divided over 4 semesters, in which proposals are made for the possible participation in subjects from the Sonology Bachelors, the Sonology course, or from another course option from the conservatoire as part of the free study space.
  3. An extensive description of the intended project. In this description a research question should be formulated. Descriptions should also be given of the context in which the research takes place, and the form in which the research results will be presented, for instance compositions, computer programmes, and articles.
  4. An overview of the subjects to be covered in the final exam thesis.


Entrance requirements for the one year Sonology Course:

The candidate writes a motivational letter (online) which shows evidence of an affinity with the subject area of Sonology, and submits compositions, sound examples, earlier completed research etc. for evaluation. There is no live entrance exam.

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