Study programme

During your studies you will connect with students from other programmes at the Academy of Theatre and Dance, to help you look beyond the boundaries of your own chosen field. You will work with talented young directors, production managers, scenographers, dancers, mime artists, and lighting and sound designs – and later, once you are engaged in your own professional practice, you will cross paths with these same members of your own generation. You will also work with students from the Film Academy, located next to our school. Through all these activities you will building an invaluable network for your future.

Study programme

As well introducing you to the many skill-related aspects of your craft, we’ll put your commitment to the test, so you discover unsuspected aspects of your talents, ideas and imagination. 

  • You will hone your technique and skills in the areas of performance, speech, singing and movement.
  • You will become familiar with the ancient laws of theatre, and attend classes in text-based theatre, improvisation, on-camera acting, and theatre making.
  • You will learn about the early and modern history of theatre, other arts, new media, film and television.
  • You will make your own work for the stage, and learn to write and compose.
  • You will learn how to reflect on your own development and to develop your personal commitment to your craft.


  • From the second year onwards, the regular morning training programme is supplemented with an elective programme: you select the courses that connect with your specific potential and needs. This can range from making your own stage work to exploring your authorship, and experimenting with your musical talents.
  • You can to do an internship for a major production, or perhaps you’d prefer to choose for yourself how to prepare for professional practice.

Shape your destiny

This study programme is all about you shaping your own development and destiny. You will pick up knowledge and skills, but you will also be asked to think about what you can contribute. Your ideas about your development be complemented by those of your tutors. You and a buddy student will share a personal mentor who will join you as you reflect on your development and on how you can best translate feedback into concrete action and points for improvement.


Accreditation and degree

The bachelor's programme School for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre is a track within the Bachelor Theatre. The quality of this programme has been positively assessed by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme students will receive an accredited bachelor's degree in Theatre and the title Bachelor Theatre. Only accreditated degree programmes are listed in the Dutch central register of higher education programmes (CROHO).

More information on accreditation and degrees