At ArtEZ Jazz & Pop Arnhem, you are given a great deal of freedom to make your own choices concerning your range of classes. The principle is straightforward. After the first year, you can choose freely from a wide selection of subjects, which we call modules, so that you can give your course that personal touch. In Years Two, Three and Four, Electives are reserved for a little under 70 EC (European Credits). Specifically, this comprises, depending on your main subject, around 15 EC in Year Two, around 24 EC in Year 3 and 30 EC in Year Four (see your curriculum for the exact numbers).


Along with the compulsory part of the curriculum, your choices will largely determine the areas that you will be developing through the classes on your course. This means that it is extremely important to think this through properly. Here, you should consult the teachers who you consider to be best suited for advising you. Of course, this will be first and foremost your main subject teacher. But do not hesitate to approach other teachers when seeking advice about their specific professional area. In addition, you will have an interview with a course choice supervisor, who can go through all the options with you and examine them. The important questions that you will be discussing with your course choice supervisor are:
What are your interests? What are your strong points? Which areas are not yet strongly developed but where you feel it is important to improve them? What are your expectations of your future profession and – bearing this in mind – are there areas that you would like to develop more thoroughly?

Please note that a restriction applies when choosing electives, concerning classes from specific curricular domains (you'll find the domain below - PTCE - left to the number of credits):
In year 2 at least 5 credits must be allocated to practical (P or PT), at least 2 credits must be allocated to theoretical (T or PT) and at least 1 credit must be allocated to community (C or CE) classes.
In year 2, 3 and 4 at least 6 credits (of which at least 3 credits in year 2 and/or 3) must be allocated to educational (CE) classes. This does not apply to the Composition for Film & Theater program.


Each year during the months of May and June, you will be making your selection from the Electives for the next academic year.
Your selection is only for the next academic year and cannot be altered. You must complete and pass all the components.
In principle, once approved, a choice will also be implemented. But if a module is undersubscribed, consultations will then be held, normally end of August, to see how this can be solved. Typical solutions are: alternative mode of instruction, offering a similar elective or asking you to come up with an alternative from the list. Moving you from one Elective Band to another or to the New Band (not very often and due to very very good reasons, such as undersubscribtion or an unfit instrumentation, only) will be done without contacting you first.

Available Electives for 2016-2017

To the left of each elective you find the number of credits and the applicable curricular domain for that elective:
P = Practical Classes | PT = Practical Theory Classes | T = Theory Classes | C = Community Classes | CE = Community Educational Classes

Click any item to find a full description. Please bear in mind that this list is in progress until mid April, and that it is not possible to choose subjects which are already compulsory in your curriculum:

CE 2  Advanced Didactics (Heleen Gerretsen)
P 2  American Pronunciation
T 3  Analysis Jazz & Pop 2
CE 2  Arranging for Teaching Purposes
T 3  Arranging Jazz & Pop 1
T 3  Arranging Jazz & Pop 2
P 6  ArtEZ Big Collective 1/2/3/4
C 1  Artist Coaching 1 (Hartog Eysman)
C 1  Artist Coaching 2
C 1  Artist Coaching 3
T 3  Aural Skills Jazz & Pop 3
P 2  Backing Vocals 1
P 2  Backing Vocals 2
CE 3  Coach a Band
P 3  Choice Lab Music Theater 1
P 3  Choice Lab Music Theater 2
P 3  Choir Conducting 1
P 3  Choir Conducting 2
P 2  Close Harmony / A Capella
P 1  Composition Project
P 3  Computer Live Jazz & Pop
C 3  Cultural History
P 2  Double Stroke Project (Guus Tangelder)
P 4  Duo Class 1
P 4  Duo Class 2
P 4  Duo Class 3
CE 2  Educational Business Plan (Marco de Souza)
CE 3  Educational Traineeship
P 4  Elective Band Fusion/Impro/Jazz/Latin/Pop
P 4  Elective Band: All Ears Jazz
P 4  Elective Band: Brazillian Music
P 4  Elective Band: Cover Band Chops
P 4  Elective Band: Folkloristic Jazz
P 4  Elective Band: Hiatus Kaiyote
P 4  Elective Band: Odd Meters
P 4  Elective Band: Prince
P 4  Elective Band: Sweet Soul Music
P 4  Elective Band: The Greatest Joy
C 2  Film Music History
P 3  General Conducting
CE 1  Giving Feedback
T 4  Golden Ears
T 4  Harmony at the Piano 1
T 4  Harmony at the Piano 2
T 4  Harmony at the Piano 3
T 4  Harmony at the Piano 4
P 7  Individual Minor 1/2/3
C 2  Interdisciplinary Project 1
C 2  Interdisciplinary Project 2
C 2  Interdisciplinary Project 3
C 2  Interdisciplinary Project 4
C 5  International Band Exchange
PT 1  Live Sound 1
PT 1  Live Sound 2
C 1  Mental Training (Michael Gustorff)
C 1  Music & Health: Alexander Technique
C 1  Music & Health: Dispokinesis
C 1  Music & Health: Haptotherapy
C 1  Music & Health: Logopedics
C 1  Music & Health: Mensendieck
C 2  Music History Jazz & Pop
C 3  Music History World Music
C 4  Music in Other Art Forms (Falk Hübner)
P 3  Music Technology (Edgetip Studio)
P 5  Music Theater for Instrumentalists, Vocalists
P 3  Music Theater Lab 1
P 3  Music Theater Lab 2
T 3  Music Theory CFT 3
T 8  Music Theory Jazz & Pop 1
T 9  Music Theory Jazz & Pop 2
P 2  Nucleus Rhythm Section
T 3  Orchestration / Arr. for Classical Orchestra
P 5  Performing Arts Extended (Etienne Nillesen)
P 4  Piano Accompaniment
P 4  Piano Accompaniment Cabaret/Musical
P 2  Play with the Pro (Jolande Geven)
T 1  Plug-ins (Henk van Rossum)
CE 1  Preparatory Course Traineeship
P 2  Project Weeks 1
P 2  Project Weeks 2
P 2  Project Weeks 3
P 2  Project Weeks 4
T 3  Rhythm Lab 1
T 3  Rhythm Lab 2
T 3  Rhythm Lab Music Theater
P 6  Saxophone Quartet (Frans Vermeerssen)
P 2  SoloSolo (Wolter Wierbos)
P 7  Song Guitar (Eric van Dijsseldonk)
PT 3  Songwriting 1/2
P 6  Sound Design
P 5  Sound Engineering 1
P 5  Sound Engineering 2
CE 1  Specific Didactics (Heleen Gerretsen)
P 2  Speech Technique 1
P 2  Speech Technique 2
C 2  Stage Presentation (Izaline Calister)
P 6  Strings Only (Jasper le Clercq)
T 4  Studio Technology (Edgetip Studio)
P 2  Tap 1
P 2  Tap 2
CE 2  Teaching Practice Development
P 1  Text Experience (Mieke Doeschot)
P 2  The Body And The Voice (Jolande Geven)
P 3/6  The Real Agency
PT 5  Tilt Band 1
PT 5  Tilt Band 2
PT 5  Tilt Band 3
PT 5  Tilt Vocals 1
PT 5  Tilt Vocals 2
CE 3  Traineeship With Your Own Students
P 5  Vocal Ensemble Jazz & Pop
P 2  Vocal Improvisation Club (Ineke van Doorn)
P 4  Vocal Interpretation Cabaret/Musical
C 2  Volunteer In Music
P 3  Wind Orchestra Conducting
CE 2  Workshop/Course Development
T 2  Writing Text Music Theater 1
P 2  Writing Music for Music Theater
  ?  Extracurricular Activity
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