Short history of the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
Although the Conservatoire roya de Bruxelles was officially founded in 1832, its existence goes back to 1813. It has always been one of the best institutions of Music and Performing Arts education in Belgium. Belgium's greatest musicians were educated here under the guiding hands of great masters such as François-Joseph Fétis (the conservatory's first director), François-Auguste Gevaert or Joseph Jongen. The Royal Conservatory of Brussels, which was separated from its Flemish counterpart over twenty years ago, is a real draw to students who come from Europe and around the world.
At the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, School of Higher Education in the arts of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, classes are offered in classical music, contemporary music, ancient music, jazz and theater. One of the conservatory's primary objectives is to bring students, at the end of their studies, into the professional world of work, research and excellence. Located in the center of Brussels, close to international train stations and right in the middle of the Arts neighborhood, the Conservatoire roya de Bruxelles is surrounded by cultural and artistic institutions such as the Center for fine Arts, the Musical Instruments Museum, Musée des Instruments de musique, the Fine Arts Museum and the Belgian Museum of Fine Arts (Ancient and Modern Art Museums). The conservatory's historical buildings are in the Sablon area, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city.
The conservatory is at the end of long transformation process that was started many years ago: three decrees from the Belgian Francophone Community (Communauté française de Belgique) (1999, 2001 and 2003) have made the conservatory a higher education institution of university level. This process is one that is gaining momentum all over Europe, with specific structures and guidelines decided upon in the Bologna Accords. Completed studies are awarded a bachelor's degree (three years) and a master's degree (two years). Since September 2003, a teacher's training is offered, the completion of which gives students a teacher's certificate which will allow them to teach the first three years of secondary school, the AESS diploma (diplôme d'agrégation de l'enseignement secondaire supérieur).
In 2004, the conservatory joined the Brussels Wallonia European University Centre along with the Université libre de Bruxelles, five Higher Education Institutions, the Royal Military School, two architecture institutions and two Institutions of Higher Education in the ARTS : La Cambre and the Royal Academy of fine Arts (Académie royale des Beaux-Art)s. Together, these institutions offer 230 courses of study, practically all of the higher institution degrees delivered in francophone Belgium.
In 2009, the Conservatoire roya de Bruxelles, the School of Art and Design La Cambre (École nationale supérieure des Arts Visuels La Cambre) and the Performing Arts Institution INSAS (Institut national supérieur des arts du Spectacle) established ARTes. These three institutions of higher artistic education of international renown, located in Brussels and part of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, give access to all areas of higher artistic education through the ARTes platform.
Finally, an infrastructure comprising one of Belgium's most beautiful concert halls and a musical library recognized as one of the world's richest, fosters high quality student work, supported and encouraged by an exceptional international pedagogical team.
Brussels city website: http://be.brussels/brussels?set_language=en
Administrative Processing Informations
BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE ...
It is very important to go about it very early ... at least six months in advance. Administrative procedures can be long and it is better to do it in time.
- INFORMATIONS :Student Application Form for incoming Students (ASF) - OPEN (Deadline 24th March 2017)
Only one application's period : DEADLINE 24.03.2017 to apply for the 2017-18 Academic Year
!! If you want apply for the last Year of Master (here is called "Master Bloc 2"), you have to apply far all the instruments course package (30 ECTS credits) including the instrument and a final homework in french language. This course is called "Projet artistique Personnel 701" in our catalogue course.
Autumn Semester: 14th September - 31th January (Semester exam period: January)
Spring Semester: 1st February to 30th June (May and June: exam's period)
>>>>>>> Welcome Day for incoming Students : XXth September 2017 (rue de la Régence, 30)
The Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles hosts each year few Erasmus students with partner institutions.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us
Looking forward to welcoming you with us in our Conservatory !
The Application Form is online ONLY. Please prepare it...
1. Prepare your Student Application Form (SAF)
All incomplete SAF will not process.
MAX 1 MB for each documents. If by submitting the SAF one of your document failed in the upload, you have to upload all the documents again.
- Visit the general website Conservatoire and choose your Professor
- Browse our Study Programme and prepare a L.A. draft. Choose ONLY the courses described in it to prepare your Study Programm to fill in in the SAF: For the Study Program propositions in the SAF: please, do not translate title courses and do not mix the Department (Jazz, Drama, Music and Baroque Music) and the levels (Bachelor 601, 602, 603 - Master 701-702). We avoid L.A. with two Main subjects or two instruments as Main subjects in the L.A.
-If you want apply for the last Year of Master (here is called "Master Bloc 2"), you have to apply far all the instruments course package (30 ECTS credits) including the instrument and a final homework in french language. This course is called "Projet artistique Personnel 701" in our catalogue course.
-Prepare 1 picture ID (max 1 MB)
-Prepare your Curriculum Vitae with a picture in PDF/Word (max 1 MB)
-Prepare your motivation letter in PDF/word (max 1 MB)
-Prepare a recommandation letter of your Professor (max 1 MB)
-Prepare at least audio performances or a video performance (video/sound website links only and NO DROPBOX or other download) with about 20min of performances (2/3 pieces with different characters)/ For Drama Section: 1 text reading, 1 Performance, 1 presentation of yourself (all in a video link, without Password and without download)
-Prepare your Transcript of Records signed by your Home Institution (previous years) (max 1 MB)
-Prepare an Approval Letter (Model here) signed by the Erasmus Coordinator or International relation Coordinator of the Sending Institution (max 1 MB)
If you apply for one Semester, we ask to pass the exams in our Institution. Without exams, we could not recognize the Credits.
2. Send us your Application Form with all the documents to upload in the Form: click here and fill in the Application Form
A letter of confirmation will be sent to the student and the sending school provided the candidate has complied with the procedure and accepted or not for an Exchange programm.
4. The Coordinators prepare a Inter-Institution Agreement (I.I.A or Bilateral Agreement) between the two Institutions.
5. Learning Agreement
As soon as your Exchange request confirmed, then, with your Erasmus Coordinator of your home Institution, you have to prepare a draft of your study contract (Learning agreement) provisional at that email address and according to our Study Program. This contract must be signed by the sending school. It may possibly be changed on site upon arrival of students in Belgium.
For the Learning Agreement: Please, do not translate title courses and do not mix the Department (Jazz, Drama, Music and Baroque Music) and the levels (Bachelor 601, 602, 603 - Master 701-702). We avoid L.A. with two Main subjects or two instruments as Main subjects in the L.A.
6. Your Arrival
As soos as possible, contact the Conservatory Erasmus coordinator (Mr. Salvatore Gioveni) to adjust and confirm your Learning Agreement and sign in your Arrival Form.
1. Confirm or Modify your L.A. (any modification of the L.A. must be EXCPETIONNAL, so, please, BE CAREFULL about your L.A. project before your Departure with your Coordinator AND our Programm Study)
2. Learning agreement "during Mobility" signed by our Studies Director or/and The Coordinator
3. With your L.A. signed, you can go to the Student Secretary and receive a Certificate Inscription (this certificate will allow you discount for transports and access to the classes)
7. Academic Year Calendar
The Academic Year sart the 14th September 20xx with the annual Concert Academic Year at 20PM in our Concert Hall the first Friday of the Academic Year (rue de la Régence, 30, 1000 Bruxelles).
The Academic Year is divided in three parts:
First Semester : classes will run for 4 months starting on Monday 15th September, exam's period in January (some before)
Second Semester : classes will run for 4 months starting on the 1st February, exam's period will start on May (some before), the end of the Academic Year is the 30 June
Third Semester : Second exam session's in August