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Rockacademie (Tilburg)

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September, February
Nederlands, English
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Enjoy this Exchange programme of Rockacademie at Fontys

The occupational field for professional musicians does not solely consist of creativity and artistic achievements. Matters such as business decisions, technical possibilities and publicity also play important roles. The music branch is a dynamic branch; it is constantly moving and is linked to the latest techniques. Furthermore, many forms of communication make use of music. That is why music is an important expression of identity and individuality. The world of work is unpredictable and changeable, but also dynamic and adventurous. As a future professional, you will have to create your own opportunities within these dynamics in order to find your own way.

Rockacademie trains musicians to be professionals who will contribute to the world of music in a creative manner.

We accept students from similar institutions worldwide.


Target Audience & Entry Level

Rockacademie provides a programme that has been designed for musicians who have professional ambitions in the areas of performance, management, writing, music production and/or education.

Any individuals who have qualified at the level of HBO (Higher Professional Education), or equivalent levels of education may apply for auditions.

Programme Format

Rockacademie offers a bachelor of music for the traditional pop music instruments - drums, bass, electric guitar, vocals and songwriting - as well as a program for Electronic Music Production (EMP). Besides instrumental skills there is a variety of relevant subjects like music business, sound engineering and music education to prepare students for a broad career in the (inter)national field of popmusic.

Learning Outcomes

During recent years, our graduates have been successful in positions such as A&R managers, artists, music teachers, sound engineers, songwriters, DJ’s, music producers, composers, et cetera.

Students who have been awarded the title, Bachelor of Music, will be eligible to follow the Master of Music Programme.

How will your course program be recognized 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 recognized 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 recognized and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

How to apply short term programmes Arts

Before you apply for an Exchange programme in one of the Arts, please contact us first, as depending on the Art programme you wish to study, either a portfolio, DVD, a CD or a link to a blog or Youtube or other is 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:

30 August to 15 September

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 2022-2023:

29 August 2022 to 6 February 2023*

Spring semester 2023-2024:

10 February 2023 to 29 June 2023*

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

Contact person for information about the programme Rockacademie:

Mr. Tijs Keverkamp
Tel: +31 (0)8850 74166
E-mail: t.keverkamp@fontys.nl

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

Course location

Bisschop Zwijsenstraat 11, Tilburg

Locatiekaart op adres: Bisschop Zwijsenstraat 11, Tilburg


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

Contact person

Mr. Tijs Keverkamp
Tel: +31 (0)8850 74166
E-mail: t.keverkamp@fontys.nl