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World Music, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The World Music program from Codarts Rotterdam has its own team of specialised teachers and musicians of world renown, such as the Indian bansuri player Hariprasad Chaurasia, Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Peña, Argentinian pianist and composer Gustavo Beytelmann, Turkish ney player Kudsi Ergüner and latin drummer Liber Torriente.
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Unique in the world: the World Music program from Codarts Rotterdam. It offers higher vocational education in the following specialisations:

  • Flamenco guitar, watch the video;
  • Latin Music (including Brazilian Music, Caribbean Music and the majors voice, percussion, piano, double bass, e-bass and wind instruments), watch the video;
  • Argentinian Tango (majors: bandoneón, violin, piano, double bass, guitar), watch the video;
  • Turkish Music (including Anatolian Music and Ottoman Music and the majors voice, saz, Turkish percussion, ney, ud, lavta, violin and other Turkish and Arabian instruments and wind instruments), watch the video;
  • Indian Music (majors: voice, bansuri, sitar, tabla, sarangi), watch the video.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • Dutch
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

The first year is a broad introductory year. The focus is on developing your technical skills and gaining knowledge of your specialisation.

  • By playing in ensembles every week you build a repertoire, improve your technique and learn about styles and rhythms.
  • You study music theory, in your own field and Western music. In this way you learn to communicate in both ‘languages’.
  • You start taking classes about production and recording techniques.
  • There are many opportunities to perform: with the Bollywood Orchestra or a sangat (Indian music), with OTRA (the Orchestra Típica of the Tango section), STRADOC (Anatolian music) or with a salsa, Brazilian or flamenco ensemble.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • To be admitted at the Bachelor of Music (World Music) at Codarts a specific entrance audition must be passed. Each area of study has its own admission procedure with accompanying selection criteria and supplementary requirements.
  • To enroll at Codarts you should be in possession of a havo diploma, mbo bve-level 4 or a (foreign) certificate of equivalent value, in which the subject packet or the profile is of secondary importance. In special cases the above diploma demands can be set aside. The student-to-be then has the possibility to take a capacity test, to check if there is sufficient general development to be able to follow the study. The fees for this test are charged to the student-to-be.

Tuition Fee

  • Statutory Tuition Fee: € 2.083
  • Institutional Tuiton Fee: € 6.705

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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