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Dance, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Rotterdam, Netherlands
The dance world is always looking for passionate, curious and highly qualified dancers and creators of dance; for artists who wish to realise their artistic personality. The Dance program from Codarts Rotterdam aim to train talents to become top level contemporary dancers.
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At Codarts you work with a team of renowned teachers and choreographers. They will encourage you to develop your own unique personality as a dancer. Craftsmanship, technique, autonomy, creativity, individuality and artistic expression make up the foundation from which to set goals, accept challenges and make choices.

You will gain a lot of stage experience, both at the Dance program from Codarts Rotterdam and far beyond, benefiting from our excellent contacts in the international professional field. This context and the many interesting performances, internships and tours together make up a stimulating setting for you to be an inspiration for yourself and others.

By the time you graduate, you will have reached a very high technical level. You are then a proactive, communicative team worker who can make valuable contributions to creative processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

This first year’s focus is on developing your technical dancing skills and determining your physical and mental capabilities.

  • There are daily ballet classes and you learn about Graham technique, Laban Movement and Modern Jazz.
  • You are introduced to Dutch dance companies. You meet top dancers and choreographers and are inspired by them.
  • You learn to think creatively in improvisation and drama classes.
  • You gain stage experience, both at Codarts and elsewhere. For instance, in the school year 2013-2014, our first-year students performed at the Festival Classique, a major music festival in The Hague.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • To be admitted at the Bachelor Dance 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.


Holland ScholarshipThe Holland Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences. The scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in Holland. The ‘Holland Scholarships’ is only available for a limited amount of students who according to Codarts have an exceptional talent.

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