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Codarts Rotterdam

Codarts Rotterdam trains talented and driven dancers, musicians and circus performers to become dedicated and inspiring artists, leaders and facilitators, ready to spread their wings in a dynamic, international context. Our mission is founded on six concepts that together make up Codarts’ vision: Craftsmanship, Self-Management, Diversity, Inquisitiveness, Sustainability, Connectivity.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)



  • Codarts combines the oldest traditions and the latest trends in its professional arts education, which is based on international standards. Students immediately apply everything they learn in projects, performances and concerts.
  • Codarts regards students as self-conscious designers of their own future. From the very start they learn to both take and share responsibility. This means that everything is focused on developing their personal artistic identity to the greatest effect.


The research agenda of Codarts consist of three programmes:

  • Excellence and Wellbeing conducting research on the physical and mental strain encountered by dancers, musicians and circus artists that influence their performances. With the professorship Excellence and Wellbeing Codarts intends to improve the quality and duration of student careers.
  • Performance Practice conducting research on concepts and methods that enable the possibility to reveal the art processes stored in the tacit knowledge.
  • Innovation in Education conducting research on new ways of transferring knowledge and the accessibility of education in arts for young talents.

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Codarts is the link between talents and the international professional field. In the end, everything is about connections. Connections between artist and colleagues, between artist and audience, between artist and society. Obviously, the international professional field comes to Codarts to scout talent. Aside from that, Codarts is in close contact with numerous local, national and international organisations in order to make those talents be seen and heard outside its own walls as well.

Student Reviews

Best school ever
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

High level of education and a health department ready to help every student with whatever they might need.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a musician (pianist and singer), working on crossover jazz-traditional music projects. Having started my education in the Netherlands at the jazz department of Conservatorium Maastricht, I started collaboration and was approved to continue my musical development at the unique for european musical education Turkish department of Codarts, Rotterdam. There I will not...

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