STEP 2. Artistic entrance examination
If you meet the diploma and language requirements, you will need to pass the artistic entrance exam as a second step.
Planning artistic entrance examinations
Dates artistic entrance exams Jazz
The dates of the artistic entrance examinations for academic year 2023-2024 are known. Time to register! Would you like to be notified for alle important dates and deadlines? Then sign up for our Infomail Music.
We strongly advise students from outside the EU to participate in the first session of the entrance exams because of Visum issues and the time needed to arrange their stay in Belgium.
Entrance examination Date Time Session 1 Registration & payment deadline 28.04.2024 Deadline questionnaire and video upload 05.05.2024 12:00 Audition for vocal studies, guitar, drums 21.05.2024 Audition for brass, piano, live electronics 22.05.2024 Audition for double bass 23.05.2024 morning Test for reading and ear training (on campus) 23.05.2024 afternoon Test for reading and ear for training international students (online) 24.05.2024 morning Session 2 Registration & payment deadline 15.08.2024 Deadline questionnaire and video upload 19.08.2024 12:00 Audition for brass, vocal studies 30.08.2024 Audition for double bass, drums, piano, guitar, live electronics 02.09.2024 Test for reading and ear training (on campus) 03.09.2024 10:30 Test for reading and ear for training international students (online) 03.09.2024 afternoon
Administration fee & process of entrance examination
2. The administration fee
To be certain that you can participate, the administration fee (€30) has to be paid within two weeks after registration. The payment needs to be done online within the application tool. The application fee is non-refundable. As soon as we have received and checked your payment, we will send you a link to an entry form.
3. Procedure entrance exam
The entrance examination consists of 3 rounds
All candidates will do an entrance exam based on a video recording with the requested programme and a motivation video in Dutch or English. In the online form, you can add the links to your recordings. We only accept Vimeo and YouTube links (without password). You can also share videos via google drive. Be sure to test beforehand that all links work properly all viewers.
- Read here how to upload a video in Youtube.
- Read here how to upload a video in Vimeo.
- Read here how to share a video in google drive.
Candidates who pass round 1 will be invited to the live entrance exam. Live entrance exams will take place at the Royal Conservatoire, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. All candidates are expected to be available for the full day. A detailed timetable will be emailed one week prior to the live entrance exam. Candidates have to be present 20 minutes before the announced time. A (live) accompaniment band will be provided.
Candidates for the bachelor's degree in jazz who pass the live entrance examination will take part in the audition for Ear training and Reading skills. This audition takes place at the Royal Conservatoire, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. The ear training test is a group test. The reading test will be done individually. We put together an interesting list for you to prepare for this part of the artistic entrance exam. Be sure to take a look.
4. Publication of the results of the entrance exam
Within seven calendar days from the decision, the results of the artistic entrance exam are sent by e-mail to the e-mail address specified by the candidate.
A prospective student may only enrol once per academic year, based on the same entrance exam unless specifically requested by the jury after the first participation.