(for a detailed description on how to fill out MyElectives only click here)


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, in Year 2: 15 credits (for Vocals: 14 credits - for Composition: 13 credits - for Composition for Film & Theater: 10 credits), in Year 3: 27 credits (for Vocals and Composition: 23 credits - for Composition for Film & Theater: 16 credits) and in Year 4: 33 credits (for Composition for Film & Theater: 18 credits).


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 - PTCEB - left to the number of credits):
In total at least 6 credits (of which at least 3 credits in year 2 and/or 3) must be allocated to both educational electives and business electives. 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 ArtEZ Big Collective (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.

As of 2017 a digital form (MyElectives) is used to fill out your choices. You can find that form here. You can browse the electives below and at one point we will organise an "Elective Band Market", a roughly one-hour session where everyone who is to choose Elective Bands is present. During this session it will become clear what Elective Bands will actually happen. After this session you can fill out the form. Not before, as you need to know what Elective Band(s) you're in.

Available Electives for 2017-2018

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

Click any item to find a full description. Please bear in mind that it is not possible to choose subjects which are already compulsory in your curriculum:

  30  ABROAD
CE 2  Advanced Didactics
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
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  Cobra
P 1  Composition Project
P 3  Computer Live Jazz & Pop
B 3  Copyrights, Related Rights and Agreements
C 3  Cultural History
P 2  Double Stroke Project
P 4  Duo Class 1
P 4  Duo Class 2
P 4  Duo Class 3
BE 2  Educational Business Plan
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: JazzRock Explosion
P 4  Elective Band: Odd Meters
P 4  Elective Band: Prince
P 4  Elective Band: Sweet Soul Music
P 4  Elective Band: The Beach Boys
P 4  Elective Band: The Greatest Joy
C 2  Film Music History
B 2  Finances and Administration
B 2  Fundraising
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
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
B 2  Media Presence
C 1  Mental Training
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
P 3  Music Technology
P 5  Music Theater for Instrumentalists, Vocalists
T 3  Music Theory CFT 3
T 8  Music Theory Jazz & Pop 1
T 9  Music Theory Jazz & Pop 2
B 2  Networking
P 2  Nucleus Rhythm Section
P 2  One-to-One Learning
E 2  One-to-One Teaching
T 3  Orchestration / Arr. for Classical Orchestra 1
T 3  Orchestration / Arr. for Classical Orchestra 2
P 4  Piano Accompaniment
P 2  Play with the Pro
T 1  Plug-ins
CE 1  Preparatory Course Traineeship
B 2  Production Management
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
P 6  Saxophone Quartet
P 2  SoloSolo
P 7  Song Guitar
PT 3  Songwriting 1/2
P 5  SoundArt
P 6  Sound Design
P 5  Sound Engineering 1
P 5  Sound Engineering 2
T 3  Sound Textures
CE 1  Specific Didactics
P 2  Speech Technique 1
P 2  Speech Technique 2
C 2  Stage Presentation
P 6  Strings Only
T 4  Studio Technology
T 3  Surround Sound Practice
BE 2  Teaching Practice Development
P 1  Text Experience
PT 2  Theatrical Use of Sound and Light
P 2  The Body And The Voice
P 2  The Instrument as Co-Actor
B 3  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
B 2  Tour Management
CE 3  Traineeship With Your Own Students
P 5  Vocal Ensemble Jazz & Pop
P 2  Vocal Group Music Theater
P 3  Vocal Improvisation Club
P 4  Vocal Interpretation Music Theater
C 2  Volunteer In Music
P 3  Wind Orchestra Conducting
BE 2  Workshop/Course Development
T 2  Writing Text for Music Theater
P 2  Writing Music for Music Theater
P 6  Zapp Academy
  ?  Extracurricular Activity