Admission procedure Master Jazz, Pop & World Music

In order to be admitted to the master department Codarts you have to take an entry examination, which consists of two parts: a short interview and a practical part. Under the heading ‘Entry Requirements’ you will find the specific requirements for the various instruments.

The duration of the audition is approximately 30 minutes, featuring pieces in different styles on a good Bachelor-exam level. Part of the entrance exam will be used to assess your conversational language skills. If you are considered coachable but your English proficiency skills are below IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) you are obliged to participate in the English course which is organised by Codarts.


All auditions will take place online this year, due to the current measures in the Netherlands regarding Covid-19.


STEP 1: PREPARE AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO (PRESELECTION)

To take part in the auditions in March 2021, you need to hand in a portfolio. Codarts will use this to make a preselection. Our student administration would like to receive one link to your portfolio (public link dropbox, google drive or website), send the link to asc@codarts.nl. The portfolio consists of:

  1. Audio and video recordings with maximum 3 songs. Preferably played with a combo / band.
    * You can upload separate links to these videos in your portfolio. Link for example to SoundCloud or YouTube.
    ** Please note that we do not accept CDs or DVDs, nor MP3s via email.
  2. A studyplan and research proposal – download Worddocument

STEP 2: REGISTER VIA STUDIELINK (CLICK HERE)

STEP 3: INVITATION FOR THE AUDITION

The invitation to take the entry examination at Codarts depends on an assessment of your digital portfolio. If favourable, you will receive an email with the invitation and additional information from our Administration Service Center (ASC). The dates of the auditions will be announced in due course on this page.

STEP 4: THE AUDITION

At the audition we will test your talent, knowledge, skills and development possibilities for the study programme you intend to follow. The audition consists of a short interview about your study plan practical part. In the practical part we will test musical hearing, sense of rhythm, improvisation ability, affinity with the music of the main subject, talent development possibilities, and motivation. At the audition you will be required to play for the committee, either with your own band or accompaniment or with a tape. Prepare at most three pieces from which the teachers can choose. Do indicate which one you absolutely wish to perform! The audition will take about 30 minutes including the interview about your study plan.

STEP 5: RESULTS OF THE AUDITION

On the basis of the audition, the study programme’s management will decide whether you will be admitted. You will be personally notified of their decision via email, within two weeks after the audition.