Codarts’ study programme Master of Art in Education is part of the new Centre of Knowledge in Music Education (CKME). This is a collaboration between Codarts and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, combining a whole range of educational study programmes of both music academies.

The Master of Art in Education at Codarts has two graduation profiles: Primary Education and Secondary Education. Upon graduation, the study programme will have provided its students with professional qualities and with thorough theoretical and practical knowledge and skills with regard to both art and culture, and art education.

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Year 1

In the first year (30 ECTS), all students follow the same programme, which includes five current discourses there are all related to as many domains of study:

  • Reflection on the arts: doing research in art on the basis of targeted questions about specific text/lectures;
  • Education developer: developing skills for curriculum design and assessments;
  • Education coach: knowledge, skills and application of co-teaching and/or coaching group teachers in primary education or teachers in (art-) educational settings;
  • Education assessor: knowledge and skills to provide insight into learning processes and results in art classes and how to discuss them.
  • Researcher: deepening of knowledge research and theory building in art education.

Year 2

In the second year (30 ECTS), students choose their graduation profile: : Primary Education or Secondary Education.

Graduation Profile Primary Education

  • Knowledge, skills and insights with regard to art education in primary education, related to the end terms of the graduation profile primary education;
  • School practical, with a focus on curriculum and educational organisation;
  • Own research, thesis and final presentation.

Graduation Profile Secondary Education

  • Knowledge, skills and insights with regard to art education in secondary education, related to the end terms of the graduation profile secondary education;
  • School practical, with a focus on curriculum and educational organisation;
  • Own research, thesis and final presentation.

Blended Learning

Developing new didactic work methods is an important element in the curriculum of the Master programme Art in Education. Forms of blended learning, including gamification, make education more dynamic, more playful and more attractive. Also, digital media are inextricably linked to the development and realisation of many contemporary art forms. The new electronic learning environment will play an important role in education, in how teachers and students communicate, in how students work together in research, in reflecting on each other’s work, and in building portfolios.

The Professional Field

The Master of Art in Education meets the requirements of the national education profile of the KVDO (the network of study programmes for teachers in art education), as stipulated by the Vereniging Hogescholen. In addition, the profile is in line with the national professional profile of the LKCA (national knowledge institute of cultural education and amateur art) published in 2016. This professional profile was defined in close collaboration with the professional field and provides clear guidelines about the skills that are required in education.

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Students who have a diploma from the Bachelor’s Programme Music in Education or Dance in Education, Drama in Education or a foreign equivalent, or who possess a diploma from the Bachelor’s Programme in Music or Dance or a foreign equivalent, and who, judging by their study programme, appear to have sufficient prior theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to conclude the programme successfully in the opinion of the Examination Committee, may participate in the inflow assessment.

Prior to the inflow assessment candidates must write a study plan, in which they describe (1) their interest in education in arts and (2) formulate a concept plan for their artistic research (in relation to one another). During the assessment, candidates discuss their study plan with two assessors. Attention is paid to the candidates’ motivation and ability to reflect on their professional qualities.


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Practical info

Under “more information” we give you all the important information you might need to know for your study at Codarts. Under “more information” we give information on the tuition fee, useful websites that can help with finding suitable accommodation, how to study at Codarts with a disability, and give tips for applying for a scholarship. We will help you to find your way at Codarts.

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Student life

Student Life is a high quality student support programme, that enables you to realise your full potential and have a successful and joyful study career. Student Life provides information, training, guidance and care. We help to enhance your performance and contribute to your personal development, injury prevention and general well-being.

You can contact us for housing assistance, insurance guidance, medical screenings as well as nutritional and psychological counselling.

The Student Life Team consists of:

  • The Performing Arts Health Center team (PAHC),
  • Various study coaches
  • A student dean

The International Office is also part of Student Life

We work in close collaboration with colleagues who are familiar with the high demands of the professional group. Think of scientists, teachers and the artistic staff. As we are committed to support the individual learning needs of all students, we recognise the diversity of disciplines within performing arts and within different cultural backgrounds.

Our Student Life program is built on four interconnected pillars:
1. Research
2. Education
3. Support services & facilities
4. Research & development

Do you have questions or do you want more information? Feel free to contact us by mailing to

Master of Education in Arts

+31 10 217 11 00

Kruisplein 26

3012 CC Rotterdam