Orientation Course of the Creative Departments

Orientation Course of the Creative Departments

The Royal Conservatoire has various creative departments: Sonology, Composition, ArtScience and T.I.M.E. (This Is Music-theatre Education). In order better to prepare future students for a bachelor’s study in ArtScience, Composition or Sonology, with or without a music-theatre minor, from the 2015–16 academic year they will be offered an orientation course. In this way they will be able to make a considered choice between the creative departments, or to put together a mixed curriculum in consultation with the departmental coordinators.



The students will get 4 or 5 lessons per week, and introductions to the four creative departments. Students also follow a weekly class as precursor to the bachelor’s classes in New Arts and Music Theories. Subsequently, students take part in a collaborative project led by alumni, master’s students and/or bachelor’s students. Students get a foretaste of practical work by following the organisation of the CASS evenings and the Spring Festival, in which students of the creative departments present their new work.


Who is it for?

The course is intended for secondary school pupils and for domestic or foreign students who are interested in studying at one of the creative departments. After the orientation course an entrance exam must still be taken for the chosen course.



The admission procedure for the orientation course consists of two parts:


  1. an interview to discuss the student’s portfolio, with for example a small composition, a performance or ideas for a sound-installation;
  2. a small assignment to complete.


The course begins in September 2017. The foundation course for the Composition department will be merged with this course. The tuition fees remain the same as for the other foundation courses: €2000. Questions? Please get in touch with Erika Bordon: e.bordon@koncon.nl. Apply via this link.