Research contributes to the quality and renewal of the professional practice. It stimulates the knowledge circulation between (international) professional and educational practices. Students learn by doing practice-based research, analysing and reflecting.

Professors and their research team, the PhD students and the research teachers form the Codarts research community. Master students conduct research and bachelor students are trained to familiarise themselves with basic research principles and required skills.

The research agenda of Codarts consist of three programmes:

  1. Excellence and Wellbeing conducting research on the physical and mental strain encountered by dancers, musicians and circus artists that influence their performances. With the professorship Excellence and Wellbeing Codarts intends to improve the quality and duration of student careers.
  2. Performance Practice conducting research on concepts and methods that enable the possibility to reveal the art processes stored in the tacit knowledge.
  3. Innovation in Education conducting research on new ways of transferring knowledge and the accessibility of education in arts for young talents.