Codarts University for the Arts is a Rotterdam based university of applied sciences offering English taught professional Arts education. Its international degree programs are offered by the Rotterdam Conservatoire (music education), the Rotterdam Dance Academy (dance education) and Rotterdam Circus Arts (circus education). Creative development is at the core of the schools curriculum.
Music Education at Codarts
For many years the Rotterdam Conservatoire has had a high reputation both at home and abroad. Its good name can be attributed to the top quality which it offers in a broad range of areas of study. The Rotterdam Conservatoire consists of five academies; the Rotterdam Classical Music Academy, the Rotterdam Jazz Academy, the Rotterdam Pop Academy, the Rotterdam World Music Academy and the Muziektheateracademie. As a student here you come into contact with almost all the possible music styles and with fellow-students from dozens of countries in all the continents, but in the first instance with strongly motivated and dedicated top teachers, who enjoy international name and fame in their professional field.
Dance Education at Codarts
The Rotterdam Dance Academy (RDA) is one of the most prominent professional training institutes for contemporary dance in Europe. Students come from all over the world to study at RDA. Here you can rely on an up to date and individually oriented preparation for a professional career as a dancer, choreographer or dance teacher. By laying the emphasis on ex-cellence, RDA strives to produce highly-qualified dance artists who can set to work in the international dance field.
Circus Education at Codarts
Creative, physically attuned, independent, enterprising students, with a passion for circus and who aspire a career in the circus world, feel at home at Rotterdam Circus Arts (RCA), the bachelor’s course which started in September 2006. Here you learn to use the knowl-edge of your craft and your skills to develop circus acts of high artistic quality. After your study you can get to work in different sectors, such as cirque nouveau, variety theatre, the entertainment industry, local or street theatre and the traditional circus.