Admission procedure Master Jazz, Pop & World Music

If you wish to study at Codarts, you must first audition. On this page you will find everything about the admission procedure.

To be admitted to the Master of Music Department of Codarts, you take an entrance exam that consists of several parts. 

STEP 1: REGISTER VIA STUDIELINK (CLICK HERE)

– Register in Studielink
– After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Application
– Complete the registration in Osiris Application, upload a passport photo, upload your study plan (click here) and your musical cv
– Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings (see Step 2)

Your study plan, musical cv, and links to music recordings can be adjusted in Osiris Application until 15-02-2022, 16.00 at latest. 

STEP 2: MUSIC RECORDINGS FOR YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

You need to provide at least 3 (video) recordings (max. 4 minutes per recording) in Osiris Application.
You can upload separate links to these videos in Osiris Application, for example to YouTube or Vimeo. We advise you to set the link of your videos to ‘hidden’ so they are not visible to the public.

If you only have music recordings, please use SoundCloud, Tidal or Spotify.

Please note: The admission requirements for jazz composition and screen scoring differ from the above requirements. Click here for the admission requirements.* Please note that we do not accept CDs or DVDs, nor MP3s via email.

STEP 3: INVITATION TO THE AUDITION

Based on your digital portfolio in Osiris Application, the admission committee decides whether or not you will be invited for an entrance exam at Codarts. The result of the preselection will be sent to you by the Administrative Service Center (ASC) per email.

The exact audition dates in March 2022 (week 13) will be published on our website in due time.

STEP 4: THE AUDITION

Practical part
At the live audition we will assess your talent, knowledge, skills and development possibilities. You will be required to perform before a committee. Prepare a maximum of 4 pieces from which the committee can choose. We prefer that you play with your own band. If this is not an option you can use a backing track.
Rhythm sections will be provided for the Jazz department. For the Latin department a rhythm section can be provided upon request.

You are responsible for:

  • Being available on the audition days as mentioned on the website
  • Your travel to and stay in Rotterdam
  • Sheet music for the rhythm section (applies only to Jazz and Latin)

Interview
An online (via Zoom) interview will take place in which you will discuss your study plan. During this interview your proficiency in speaking English will be assessed.

STEP 5: RESULTS OF THE AUDITION

The management of the programme together with the admissions committee will determine if you can be admitted. Codarts has a limited number of study places available, so it may take some time before you will receive an email saying wether you have been admitted or not.

Any further questions regarding the audition procedure? Please email asc@codarts.nl.

Any further questions regarding the master programme itself? Please email master@codarts.nl