​​​​​Bachelor Music in Education

As a Music in Education student you are a musical jack-of-all-trades. You are an enthusiastic and skilled musician who loves to inspire and teach children, in primary or secondary education and music schools. Note that this is a Dutch taught programme.

Please visit our Dutch website for more information.

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Main subjects

Main subjects

Music-pedagogy related subjects like methodology/didactics, pedagogics, internships and practical labs.

Music-theory related subjects like development musical hearing, contextual studies (CTS), arranging and non-western music

Music (practical): main instrument lessons, vocal and ensemble classes, song and ensemble accompaniment, choir

Programme outline

Programme outline

The study programme consists of two components: music and education. The music component will help you to become a musician who can place music within a broad context. The main subject is designed to train students musically. The broader context is determined by, in addition to the main subject, giving the student practical courses in singing, ensemble conducting, guitar, drums and piano. You will also develop your musical skills in workshops and practical classes. The study programme covers all sorts of music styles both at theoretical and practical level: from classical music to pop and world music. The educational component covers didactics, methodology, general psychology and pedagogy.

Work placement

Work placement

Work placements are a prominent part of your study programme. This component will be present throughout each year of your programme. The work placement locations are very diverse. Another important course is Culture & the Arts. Since a qualified music teacher can also teach the secondary school subject Culture & the Arts, attention is given to various forms of art, for example drama and painting, during tutorials, projects and workshops. The study programme combines theory and practise. Therefore you get lessons in ear training, music theory, music history, arranging, and music information technology. Having completed your main instrument lessons, you will concentrate on your graduation project. You have to write an article on a self-chosen subject and present this to the examination board.

A distinctive feature of this study programme is that you intensively work together with other students. These can be students from the same year as you, as well as students from other years within the study programme, students from other disciplines (e.g. Jazz and Classical Music) or bachelor’s or master’s students from other study programmes in the fine and performing arts. In the interfaculty centre a collaborative project is executed each year for students from the teacher training programme in art, music and drama.



Here you can find the teachers list for 2015-2016

After graduation

Career opportunities

After graduation you will have obtained a grade one teaching qualification which enables you to take up teaching in various institutes including music schools, primary schools, secondary schools, senior secondary vocational schools and in higher professional education. You may give lessons at a music school that supports individual lessons, or teach music at secondary school level and you will also be qualified to teach the subject Culture & the Arts I. You can also become a music consultant. In this profession, you advise primary school teachers on giving music lessons. In addition to the above educational activities, graduates often develop careers in many different directions. They work for organisations providing educational services, they set up their own businesses or they work for local radio stations. You can, therefore, work in a wide range of areas.

​Year 1 & 2

  • Methodology / Didactics
  • General pedagogoy
  • Orientation on being a teacher
  • Work placement
  • Song accompaniment on piano
  • Singing
  • Ensemble leading
  • Choir
  • Solfege
  • Contextual Studies (CTS)
  • Projects

Year 3

  • Methodology / Didactics
  • General pedagogy
  • Work placement
  • Arranging
  • CTS
    History pop & jazz
  • Non-western music

Year 4

  • Methodology / Didactics
  • General pedagogy
  • Work placement
  • Research and article
  • Open credits


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