Study Information

Art of Sound

Sound and media increasingly play an important role in today's society. We not only think of music productions and sound design for concerts or visual media, but also for example new developments in the field of 3D sound, new approaches to spatiality in sound amplification or the artificial creation of virtual sound worlds. New techniques such as object-based audio make their entrance into the sound world, where, among other things, spatiality, placement and mixing preferences are described with meta-data and the listener can ultimately even have an influence on the sound image.

Partly due to these technological developments, we see that there is a need for specialists who can design the content for these media in a professional and creative way. Not only does technology offer new creative possibilities, but these possibilities also require new creative insights. This means that these specialists must not only have technical skills, but especially creative skills at a high level.

The Art of Sound master's programme offers tailor-made education based on three pillars: artistic development, research and professional integration. These three pillars are closely linked and arise from the same question: what will my position be in the professional field? Whereas the Art of Sound bachelor's programme is aimed at developing the skills needed to get started in professional practice, the master's programme focuses on both the creative development as the professional integration of the student.

Master Project

In the Master of Music programme, you have the unique opportunity to create a Master Project with your own future in mind. A Master Project is an overarching term which combines the three domains of our master curriculum: artistic development, research and professional integration. As part of the curriculum, you will receive individual and group lessons in your main subject to aid you in your artistic development, you will conduct research on a topic of your own choice, and you will design and initiate your own professional integration activity. These elements and activities all come together in the Master Project. To help you develop your Master Project successfully, you will receive guidance and support from your instrumental/vocal teacher, research supervisor and professional integration coach. Additionally, you will take part in a peer group, in which you can discuss what you are working on. Designing your own Master Project gives you an opportunity to consider your future career and experiment with developing your own professional practice during your studies. When creating your Master Project, you should take into consideration whether it will help you find your place in the professional practice after you have finished your studies. We encourage you to collaborate, and therefore it is possible to do a Master Project together with other students.

For more information, see the Master Project Plan Guidelines at the bottom of this page.


You have a Bachelor of Music degree with a Tonmeister / Music Recording specialization, or similar. You have a clear idea about the position that you want to take in the professional practice, but you are looking for more knowledge and in-depth knowledge that are needed to achieve your goal. You have a specific research question that follows directly from your ideas about your position in the professional practice. You are good at conducting research independently, but you need an expert who challenges and inspires you. You have a clear vision of what your graduation project should be and how it is related to your research question and your future position in the professional practice. You show initiative, you have organizational skills and you are willing to work hard at irregular times.

Educational Philosophy

The educational philosophy of the Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire enables you to develop your individual artistic vision, personal growth, inquisitive attitude, entrepreneurship and independence, while broadening your cultural horizon, as well as developing your instrumental and technical skills at a high qualitative level. We want our alumni to be excellent performers and composers, but also professionals who can reflect on their role in society, and know how to collaborate and navigate the complex realities of today’s and tomorrow’s music profession.

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4 jaar


Bachelor Muziek



Paul Jeukendrup

Introductie Koninklijk Conservatorium