Bachelor Composition, Music- and Studio Productions

As a CMS student your interests lie mainly in the creation and structure of music and less in performing. You write songs for yourself or others, you compose music for movies, animations or games. You are a skilled programmer of beats or you will spend days in the studio recording music performed by others. - Dutch Taught

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Programme subjects

Programme subjects

The CMS programme consists of four main subjects and several supporting classes. During the first two years you will have to attend all subjects, including the four main subjects. In the third year you specialise in one of them.

- Composition
- Songwriting
- Composition and Sound design for movie and media
- Production

You will get lessons from our own faculty, who are also working professionals, and guest lecturers like composers and producers.

Note that CMS is a Dutch taught programme. Please visit our Dutch website for more information.



Here you can find the teachers list for 2015-2016

After graduating

Career opportunities

Graduates work within a combination of arranging, composing and producing. Your arrangements may be heard in concert halls or at home on the CD player. You can work, for example, at a sound and audio-visual studio, or at a theatre. On the one hand, you will notice in professional practice that you work independently a lot, regardless of whether you are composing, arranging or producing. On the other hand though, you will have to work together with all sorts of people during productions. In this ever-changing field, you need to develop knowledge and skills quickly and on your own initiative.

​Year 1 & 2

  • Composition
  • Songwriting
  • CFSM
  • Production
  • Composition arena & projects
  • CTS classical music
  • Harmony and counterpoint
  • CTS 20th century
  • CTS pop/jazz
  • Solfege
  • Computer techniques
  • Choir
  • Piano class
  • Orchestration

Year 3

  • Main subject (specialization)
  • CTS classical music
  • Harmony and counterpoint
  • CTS Pop/Jazz
  • Solfege production
  • Ensemble leading
  • Guitar/drums practicum
  • Entrepreneurship            

Year 4

  • Main subject (specialization)
  • Composition arena & projects
  • Ensemble leading

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