Tutoring and Portfolio 1
First-year students entering the Conservatoire are assigned a tutor. Students remain with a tutor for the first three years of the Bachelor course. The tutor’s role is to help the students to reflect on their study and to monitor their progress. This is accomplished in two ways:
• By conducting consultations with students individually or in small groups.
• By supervising the development of a personal portfolio.
Students are required to keep a personal record of their study progress from the first year until the end of the programme. This portfolio helps students to steer their personal development. The portfolio contains materials relating to the students’ various activities and any items they produce during the programme, which can range from a recording or an analysis of a performance, to a report for an elective subject or a personal evaluation of how their study is progressing. It is important for students to choose a form that suits them so that the portfolio is something that they can identify with and are happy to work on. In other words, the portfolio should not be regarded as an additional burden, but as a study aid that could eventually serve as a professional calling card. The portfolio lays the groundwork for Preparation for Professional Practice, a subject in the fourth year.
More information can be found in the Study Guide.
Portfolio presentations are an integral and important part of this course. Students from the B2, B3 and B4 years present (part of) their work to all fellow students as well as to an Art of Sound staff team. After the presentation, all fellow students and the Art of Sound staff team ask questions and give feedback. Students of all Bachelor study years get in touch with each other and with each others work, and learn from each other and each others work. Students prepare for their exam presentation through being questioned and getting constructive feedback on their work.
- Osiris Course Code
- Prior qualifications
- ‘Document studievoortgang en portfolio’ (‘Document study progress and portfolio’) can be found in both English and Dutch on Intranet.
- Work form
- Group and individual meetings
- Grading system
- Schedule, time, venue
- During the first year the tutors will organise a number of group sessions.
Both student and tutor can take the initiative for a meeting. Consultations with the tutor are confidential, but the tutor will inform the Head of Department in the event of study delays.