Connect with your audience, move people, get them thinking. Join the Drama and Contemporary Music Theatre (ATKA) programme and you will learn to act and sing, and meet talented young students like yourself from other departments in the academy. We’ll help you develop into a versatile, creative, musical and entrepreneurial actor or cabaret artist.


At the Drama and Contemporary Music Theatre programme, we challenge students to achieve their full potential as a performer and to develop into a committed, creative, musical actor. You’ll be equipped to perform in plays, musicals and cabaret, in film and television – or in theatre sketches and cabaret shows of your own.

Versatile professional

Please note: The language of the study programme is Dutch. In order to function up to the mark in the classes, foreign students are required to learn, speak, write and read Dutch.

You’ll learn how to combine physical action with vocal performance, and to perform not only for the camera, but with the camera, too. You’ll get training from our in-house and guest teachers who are themselves practicing professionals who know their discipline inside out.

You’ll learn to sing, compose and write your own lyrics and dialogue. You’ll train in our professional sound studios where we’ll encourage you to experiment with the latest digital and technological tools in our Interdisciplinary Digital Lab. You will broaden your horizons in so many ways. And you’ll be training in Amsterdam, where cultural delights are right on your doorstep! So you’ll see lots of shows, some by the big local and international companies, others by more recently established, small-scale and experimental ones. You’ll go to museums and concerts, and find your way in art and music of all kinds.

We will challenge you to find inspiration in politics and society, on the internet, in film and television, in games and virtual reality, in literature, on blogs and Twitter, through journalism, and more. You will learn to think independently, to draw on your own resources and apply your own creativity. Obviously, an open and inquisitive mind is essential.

Fort Europa

Graduation performance 2016 Fort Europa, director: Michiel de Regt, text: Tom Lanoye

foto: Robert van der Ree
foto: Robert van der Ree
Programme details
Artistic directionYvette Fijen
Study load240 EC
Study length4 years, full-time
Language of instructionDutch
CROHO-code34860 (B Theatre)
TitleBachelor of Arts (BA)