Course of the Studies

 

E.C.T.S.
Flexible degree programme
Full-time and part-time study

International contacts
Ensemble playing
Lunch time concerts
Seminars/ Master classes
       
E.C.T.S. (European Credit Transfer System)

 

 

This system of study credits has been developed within the European Union to facilitate the comparison and interchangeability of study programs from institutions of higher education. One credit equals 25 to 30 study hours, thus the importance of a subject is reflected in the number of points it isawarded. 60 credits, or between 1500 and 1800 study hours, is required each year. This includes lessons, classes, individual practice and study.

     

Flexible degree programme

 

 

Students wishing to follow one course, or a combination of courses not specified in the curriculum may make a separate contract with the school. These students will receive a certificate (not a diploma) stating the level of study and examination results.

     

Full-time and part-time study

   

Full-time students sign up for all yearly educational and study activities, minus exemptions, with a minimum of 30 credits each year. Part-time students sign up for half of all yearly educational and study activities, minus exemptions.

     
International contacts

 

 

The Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music is part of an international network of music conservatories in Europe. Students can spend part of their academic programme (from 3 months up to 1 year) at a foreign conservatory or university. The study period abroad will be integrated into the curriculum at the Brussels conservatory without delaying graduation.

Supervisor of International Contacts: Mr. Jan D'Haene

     
Ensemble playing

 

  Ensemble playing, being a necessary element of musical development, is required in one form or another in all study programmes. Symphony orchestra, choir, Baroque ensembles, Big Band or Jazz Bands are some of the available options.
     
Lunch time concerts

 

  Lunch time concerts Students may perform before a live audience of friends, teachers and invites to gain artistic experience. These concerts take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.30 p.m. till 13.30 p.m. Admission free.
     
Seminars/ Master classes

 

 

Every academic year extra seminars will complete the extensive number of available courses. These seminars highlight interesting subjects such as instrument building, acoustics, historical music, contemporary music, etc. The lectures are given by renowned visiting professors from Belgium and abroad. In some training programmes these seminars can count towards the obligatory credits.