Prospects after DJAM
After successfully completing the advanced level, each student receives a certificate containing the results of the theoretical and practical courses they took at DJAM. With this certificate, we are stating our confidence in the student¹s ability to hold his/her own at a high musical level.
Though we cannot, of course, guarantee students places at or diplomas from other institutions, we would like to elaborate on two important prospects.
Vakexamens Lichte Muziek
(the former State Examination for Contemporary Music) If your ambition is to take the Vakexamen Lichte Muziek, then you can count on DJAM to give you guidance with this goal in mind. When a student passes the advanced level at DJAM, it means that we consider him/her to have a proper basis to pass these exams in the same courses. Given the amount and diversity of materials concerning the exams be prepared to take some extra lessons, though.
At DJAM you can get tuition in all the for the exams necessary subjects with the exception of didactics and history of music.
FYI: at this moment the continuation of the vakexamens is not gararnteed. We try to keep you current on the developments.
Entering a Conservatory
If you plan to take the entrance examination for a conservatory, then you should be qualified, in terms of music theory, after completing level 2. The exam also depends on your level of your instrument. Regarding your playing ability, you can count on responsible guidance from your DJAM main subject teachers.
An important factor is, which conservatory you are applying for. Some institutes have a higher entrance level than others. Also, due to mergings and/or economizing within different institutes or because of changes made by the government it is possible that the amount of students admitted can change from year to year.