Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Tilburg)

  • Intro
  • Programme
  • Recognition
  • How to apply
  • Contact

Enjoy Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) at Fontys

At the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), highly qualified musicians train students to become musicians. Studying at AMPA means learning to play an instrument at a professional level and becoming familiar with the broad domain of music. Students will be trained to become instrumentalists, music teachers, singers or conductors and they may select from the specialisations, Instrumentals / Vocals (Classical or Jazz & Pop Music), Music Theatre, Conducting, Composing, or Teaching Music.

The programme will focus heavily on future professional practice. The musical sense of hearing will be trained intensively and students will acquire a wealth of experience in a variety of ensembles and orchestras. Projects and masterclasses add extra impulses to the curriculum, fittingly reflecting the diversity of professional practice.


Target Audience & Entry Level

All students who are currently studying at a professional institute of music are welcome, whereby individual programmes will be aligned with the technical and artistic level of each exchange student.

Programme Format

Typically, the combination of subjects to be established will include subjects relating to artistic and technical development, such as instrumentals/vocals as a main subject, ensembles, chamber music, interpretation lessons, orchestra and choir projects, masterclasses/workshops and possibly individual assignments relating to solfège, analysis, harmony/counterpoint, the history of music and cultural history.

Students of jazz and light music may select from the following subjects:

  • Instrumentals/vocals as a main subject
  • Ensembles
  • Big bands
  • Improvisation lessons
  • Masterclasses/workshops and possibly individual assignments relating to solfège, analysis, harmony/counterpoint, arrangement, the history of music and cultural history.

Learning Outcomes

These will relate to artistic and professional skills. If necessary, individual assignments will be added to the programme in the fields of the theory of music and cultural history.

How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

How to apply short term programmes Arts

Before you can apply for an Exchange programme in one of the Arts, you need to send in a portfolio. Depending on the school you wish to study, either a DVD, a CD, a link to a blog or Youtube or other is required. Furthermore we need some personal details like your name and address, a CV and a motivation letter, your current year of study and study results. Applications should be sent to the contact person of the department and always be approved by your International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university.

Specific deadline for Arts programmes to send in portfolio:

Spring semester:

15 August to 15 October

Fall semester:

15 February to 15 April

Once the school has reviewed your portfolio, and considered it positive, you will receive the outcomes within 2 weeks.
Fontys will send you a link to an online application form. The online application system is called Mobility Online.

Academic dates study semesters

Fall semester 2016:

29 August 2016 to 03 February 2017*

Spring semester 2017:

06 February 2017 to 14 July 2017*

*For more information concerning the start date, please get in touch with the contact person of the study department of the concerned exchange programme.

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Contact person for information about the programme Conservatory:

Mr. Nico Vis
Tel: +31 (0)8850 77744

Visiting address: Zwijsenplein 1, Tilburg
Post address: P.O. Box 90907, 5000 GJ Tilburg, The Netherlands


Duration:12 - 24 weeks
Contact hrs:24
Period:Fall semester / Spring semester
Credits:16 - 40 ECTS