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Faculty of Humanities

Programme book 2019

Applied Musicology





3. WHO'S WHO WITHIN THE PROGRAMME 3.1. Professors 3.2. Study advisor 3.3. Study association 3.4. Career services 3.5. Coordinator internships, alumni and labourmarket 3.6. International Office 3.7. Student Information Desk 3.8. Student Services 3.9. Student psychologist 3.10. Curriculum Committee

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4. IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES 4.1. Academic calendar

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5. PROGRAMME INFORMATION 5.1. Programme outline 5.2. Ensemble and Solo Semester 5.3. Courses 5.4. Career orientation 5.5. Internship 5.6. Thesis 5.7. General Policies en Procedures

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6. PRACTICAL INFORMATION 6.1. Study delay 6.2. Workshops 6.3. Graduation 6.4. Solis-id 6.5. Osiris 6.6. UU Gmail 6.7. Blackboard 6.8. MyUU app and MyTimetable 6.9. WiFi 6.10. Library 6.11. Course evaluations

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7. GETTING AROUND 7.1. Utrecht 7.2. Public Transport 7.3. Where to go 7.4. Housing

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1. Welcome/Introduction Dear Students, On behalf of the our staff members, professors and professionals alike, I would like to cordially welcome you to our Master’s programme Applied Musicology. You’ve chosen a hands-on programme in which you will improve your academic and methodological skills, and broaden your horizon on urgent and crucial matters within the musical infrastructure in the Netherlands as well as in an international perspective. The programme Applied Musicology offers the specific knowledge and skills required for a musicologist to successfully operate within an international musical practice. In this programme book, you will find the institutional information required for understanding the curriculum (who’s who?, courses, internship, thesis); the library and the faculty systems such as Blackboard, email accounts, the use of Osiris and the like; as well as the university’s codes of conduct and moral behaviour. For my part, I wish you all a successful, intellectually challenging and, most importantly: a hugely musical year! We are situated in the center of Utrecht. Our city hosts a wide array of concert venues which the programme is also allied to. Primus inter pares is without doubt the TivoliVredenburg concert hall complex, whose five stages not only offer classical symphonic and chamber music concerts, but pop and jazz as well, not to mention all other possible musical styles, new and old. This concert hall complex mirrors our programme in that sense: we do not discriminate between genres or styles and our ambition is to be highly involved within our societal surroundings. We keep a keen eye on the job market and offer not only high-profile professors, but also highly skilled professionals and decision makers active in the musical practice. Our slogan is therefore: Applied Musicology: Getting to know the music scene; letting the music scene get to know you! See you soon, Yours,

Prof. Dr. Emile Wennekes, Programme Coordinator



2. Introduction to the programme Since its establishment in 1930, the Utrecht department of Musicology has been renowned for the study of historical musicology. The department has since then evolved into a broad Bachelor’s programme and multiple Master’s programmes that also offer specialisations on topics including Music and Media and Digital Musicology. The department presents itself as a programme where musicological competencies are being taught and critically employed as useful tools for the musical infrastructure. In the Master’s programme Applied Musicology (inter)national developments on issues of music production, programming and participation are studied from a theoretical, a historical, as well as a practical context. As the name implies, the programme is designed around the concept of ‘applied musicology’, a practicebased form of musicology that devotes much time to studying and analysing the way the musical infrastructure functions and to acquiring the knowledge and the skills required to successfully operate internationally within this infrastructure. Students are supervised intensively in obtaining the necessary research skills and theoretical reflectivity that are needed for current, complex music programming challenges. You will learn to position yourself within the infrastructural networks through a profound knowledge of repertoire and institutions; you will learn how to achieve a solid productional base by undertaking grant applications; you will learn how to critically reflect on urgent matters of catering specific music programmes and productions towards specific audiences. While the curriculum is practice-based, the music is not only studied from a Eurocentric perspective, but is contextualised within its global and mediated appearances. It offers training in both current and innovative approaches in musicology, whereas at the same time academic musicological skills are ‘translated’ into the day-to-day challenges of musical life. The programme is designed in direct dialogue with top of the bill institutions within the musical infrastructure of the Netherlands and beyond; it does not discriminate between classical and popular music. Central to the programme is the development of skills that resonate with these specific qualities that the job market requests. Through collaborations with the most important music organisations and media institutes of the Netherlands, the student will be well-prepared for job market demands. By intensively working with high-profile professionals, you will learn from firsthand experiences how the infrastructure functions. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to enlarge your network, letting the infrastructure get to know you and your specific talents. To achieve this, the programme is divided into an ‘ensemble semester’ and a ‘solo semester’. The first semester (two ‘blocks’ of ten weeks) is the ‘ensemble’ semester. This first part of the programme consists of three series of courses or ‘tracks’ which you follow side by side. In one track (a), current musicological research issues and topics are addressed, next to (b) courses that are devoted to the functioning of musical infrastructures past and present. A third track (c) offers practical training of applied skills (writing, presenting, programming) in the so-called Musical Knack Labs. The second semester (also two blocks) is the ‘solo semester’, in which the students devote their time to individual internship(s), as well as undertaking the research for, and writing the Master’s Thesis. The Musicology programmes are institutionally part of the larger Department of Media and Culture Studies within the Faculty of Humanities. More detailed information on the programme and its specific courses will be given in chapter 6. You will find more and more up-to-date information about your programme, ranging from activities, the overview of courses to policies and procedures on the student website. Visit



3. Who’s Who within the programme? 3.1. Professors Prof. dr. Emile Wennekes Muntsraat 2A Room 1.01 3512 EV UTRECHT Phone number direct 030 253 6320 E-mail: Biography Prof. dr. Emile Wennekes is Chair Professor of Post-1800 Music History and coordinator of the Applied Musicology Master programme. He has published on a broad range of subjects, including a copublished introductory book on contemporary Dutch-Flemish musical infrastructure available in six languages. He previously worked as music critic for the Dutch dailies NRC Handelsblad and de Volkskrant. He was artistic advisor for CD and concert productions, host for concert series of contemporary music and orchestral programmer of the Dutch broadcast ensembles. Emile Wennekes chairs the Study Group Music and Media (MaM) under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and coordinates its annual conferences. Courses Music and the Moving Image courses, Writing about Music, Theses, Internships Dr. Michiel Kamp Muntsraat 2A Room 2.12 3512 EV UTRECHT Phone number direct 030 253 8377 E-mail: Biography Michiel Kamp is Junior Assistant Professor of Musicology and teaches on a variety of topics related to music in media and music and digital technologies in the musicology BA and MA programmes in Utrecht. He previously completed his PhD dissertation at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Nicholas Cook. His research takes a phenomenological approach to musical listening in media, particularly to interactive contexts in video games and to issues of background music. Michiel is also co-founder of the UK-based Ludomusicology research group, which has organised yearly conferences on video game music in the UK and The Netherlands since 2011, and is currently coediting a volume with the same name. He has recently co-edited a special issue of The Soundtrack on video game music, and has contributed to a special issue of Philosophy & Technology on video game music and ecological psychology. Courses Electives, Theses



Dr. Floris Schuiling Muntstraat 2A Room 2.12 3512 EV UTRECHT Phone number direct 030 253 6288 E-mail: Biography Floris Schuiling specialises in two partly overlapping topics. On the one hand, he is interested in studying musical performance as a form of social practice, concentrating on the interaction and participation between performers and audiences. This raises questions about the role of music in contemporary social and cultural life, as well as broader questions about what music may tell us about the importance of creativity and social interaction in human behaviour. On the other, he specialises in Dutch music history since the 1960s, particularly in the overlap between jazz improvisation and contemporary art music that have so characterised Dutch musical culture in the past decades. In this field, he is interested in the role of ensembles, venues, festivals and other institutions for contemporary musical life in the Netherlands. He values close collaboration between academia and practicing musicians as a source of innovation and creativity on both ends. Courses Electives, Theses Dr. Rebekah Ahrendt Muntstraat 2-2A Room TBA 3512 EV UTRECHT E-mail: Biography Dr Rebekah Ahrendt (PhD UC Berkeley 2011) is a specialist in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as the history of music in international relations and diplomacy across the longue durĂŠe. A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, she performs professionally on the viola da gamba. Dr. Ruxandra Marinescu Muntstraat 2-2A Room T2.13 3512 EV UTRECHT E-mail:

Biography Dr Ruxandra Marinescu (PhD Utrecht 2014) is a specialist in the music culture of late-medieval France. Her research interests include the monophonic lais in the Roman de Fauvel (Paris, ca. 1317-20) and the patronage of aristocrats in 14th-century Europe. Courses Current Musicology, Electives.



Sara Lambrecht MA Muntsraat 2A 3512 EV UTRECHT E-mail: Phone: +32 470035345

Biography Sara Lambrecht is active in the music industry as an independent booking & PR agent, working with artists such as Jef Neve and Goeyvaerts Trio. She has worked for EMI Music and Challenge Records international as a product manager, marketing coordinator and label promoter. Having studied Music Business Management at the Westminster University of London, she gained insight and knowledge to tackle the challenging conditions as a ‘do it yourself’ business woman. She promotes a ‘hands-on’ approach to be successful in the music industry of today, and she will incorporate her field experience into the course. Course Musical Infrastructure in an International Context, Staging Music, Internships, Theses.

3.2. Study advisor You can contact the study advisor when you have questions regarding choices and planning which involve your studies. The study advisor can also give advice when personal circumstances affect your studies. If you expect that you might fall behind in your studies or if you have a disability please see the Study Advisor in an early stage. For more information:

3.3. Study association ‘Hucbald’ is the association of musicology students of Utrecht University. Named after the medieval musical monk from St. Amand, the association organises study-related as well as social activities for its hundred-plus members. Annually, its various committees programme a choir project, a family meeting day, activities for alumni, as well as a trip to a musical destination abroad. Hucbald collaborates closely with Utrecht University to keep optimising the student’s experience of the Musicology programmes. Post address: Muntstraat 2A, 3512 EV Utrecht Visiting address: Muntstraat 2A, room T3.11 030 253 9345



3.4. Career Services During the Master’s programme attention will be paid to career orientation. The programme and the department work together with study associations and Career Services to make career orientation an integrated part of your programme. The Faculty of Humanities has its own Career Officer: Sjoer Bergervoet. You can contact her for questions regarding your future, for practicing a job interview, or go over your resume. An appointment can be scheduled at the Student Information Desk. Career Services also offers help on the road to the job market through workshops and tests.

Sjoer Bergervoet Drift 10 Room 005 E-mail: Appointments can be scheduled at the Student Information Desk.

3.5. Coordinator internships, alumni and labourmarket Sanne Sprenger is the coordinator internships, alumni and labourmarket of the department of Media & Cultuurwetenschappen (MCW) and takes care of a huge network of alumni who work in interesting organisations. With her colleagues in the other departments and this alumni she organises a series of evenings on Your Perspective: Career Opportunities for Humanities Graduates. We hope we can welcome you in our alumni network after graduation as well! If you wish to use our network to find an interenship of gather information about your possibilities on the labourmarket, please contact Sanne: Sanne Sprenger Muntstraat 2a Room T 114 3512 BS UTRECHT Email:

3.6. International office If you are considering to go abroad during your master, you will find more information regarding exchange programmes, regulations and preparation at the International office. It is important to start the process of orientation at the start of your programme, as the application deadlines are early on and a lot of paperwork is needed to complete your application. You can find more information on studying abroad on:



3.7. Student Information Desk At the Student Information Desk you can address all kinds of study-related issues, such as course enrolment, time schedules, registration of course results and graduation. You can also make appointments with your student advisor and Career Officer, have your diploma and study results authenticated, and apply for exemptions there. The Student Information Desk can be reached by phone from Monday through Friday from 11.00-12.30 and 13.00-15.00 and the front desk is open from Monday through Friday from 11.00-15.00. The Student Information Desk is also available via WhhatsApp for simple questions from Monday through Friday from 9.00-17.00 at the following number: 0641084538 (please note: this number is only available for WhatsApp). Address Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht Phone number (030) 253 6285 E-mail address or Please clearly state your name and student number in every communication.

3.8. Student Services You can contact Student Services for information and advice. This includes for example issues regarding admission, application and enrolment, tuition fees, financial assistance, having a paid job during your programme, insurance, schemes and facilities for outstanding student athletes, student housing, student organisations and information about studying with a disability or chronic illness. Address: Opening hours: E-mail: Phone number:

Bestuursgebouw, Heidelberglaan 6 (De Uithof) Monday to Friday 10.00 am-16.00 pm (mentioning your studentnumber!) 030 253 7000 Monday to Friday 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00

3.9. Student psychologist Utrecht University has two student psychologists If you are a Dutch student, you can schedule an appointment yourself (, information in Dutch). If you are an international student, please contact Student Services either by phone or by coming to the desk – not by e-mail - to schedule an introductory meeting. During the introductory meeting, the student psychologist will investigate your problem. This will involve focusing on your personal background. Sometimes this initial meeting will be sufficient to assist you with your problem, sometimes more meetings will be required. Either way, the student psychologists are happy to help.

3.10. Curriculum Committee The Curriculum Committee is a representative body comprised of students as well as lecturers. They are responsible for guarding the quality of education, advising on the Education and Examination Regulations and its annual evaluation, and addressing problems that might arise. If so requested or of its own accord, they advise the Board of the study programme and the dean on all academic educational matters. The opinion of students plays a key role in the tasks of the Curriculum Committee. Through course evaluations and evaluations of the programme, the Curriculum Committee reviews academic education and teaching. Every bachelor’s or master’s degree programme appoints a student as a representative. The student member is a point of contact for educational matters, so do not hesitate to contact him or her, if you have an issue that you think needs to be addressed.



Tasks of the student member At the beginning of each academic year, a new student member is appointed. As a student member of this Curriculum Committee, you are a representative of the Applied Musicology master’s degree programme. Besides evaluating the courses and the programme, advising on the Education and Examination Regulations, and addressing problems that might arise, the student member also has some specific tasks. First, the student member is a point of contact for educational matters and it is his or her responsibility to maintain good contact with the students. Second, the student member processes the course evaluations and attends meetings in which the results of the course evaluations are discussed. Third, at the end of the academic year, the student member (with help of other members of the Curriculum Committee) organizes an educational dialogue for students and lecturers to discuss the Applied Musicology master’s degree programme.



4. Important dates and deadlines 4.1. Academic calendar SEMESTER I start 1st period: Monday 2 September 2019 (week 36) start 2nd period: Monday 11 November 2019 (week 46) Christmas vacation: 23 December 2019 - 5 January 2020 (week 52 en week 1) SEMESTER II start 3d period: Monday 3 February 2020 (week 6) start 4th period: Monday 20 April 2020 (week 17) Non-teaching Days: 14-17 April and 22 May 2020 Reflection Week: 04-08 November 2018, 27-31 January and 06-09 April 2020 HOLIDAYS Christmas & Boxing Day: 25 and 26 December 2019 New Year’s Day: 01 January 2020 Good Friday: 10 April 2020 Easter: 12 and 13 April 2020

King’s Day: 27 April 2020 Liberation Day: 05 May 2020 Ascension Day: 21 May 2020 Whitsun: 31 May and 01 June 2020



5. Programme information 5.1. Programme outline The faculty’s teaching format comprises two semesters, each divided into two blocks of ten weeks. In each block, you will take three courses of 5 ECTS each. As explained above, the programme is divided into an ‘ensemble semester’ and a ‘solo semester’. The first semester is the ‘ensemble’ semester. Spread over the first two blocks, you will find three parallel tracks: (1) Musicological Fundamentals, (2) Music, Media and the Infrastructure, (3) Musical Knack Lab. In the second, ‘solo semester’ you will undertake your internship and write your thesis.

5.2. Ensemble and Solo Semester During the first semester, the track Musicological Fundamentals is jointly offered with the Research Master’s Programme Musicology. You will get to know the actual, state of the art debates within the musicological discipline in the compulsory course Current Musicology (block 1). In block 2 this track will be continued by choosing an elective seminar. If you plan to broaden your horizon into more interdisciplinary territory, several options will be offered by the Department of Media and Culture Studies. If you prefer to deepen your disciplinary knowledge, then a seminar on a topic on Historical Musicology would be recommended. Internal electives this year will be the courses Music and the Moving Image, and Musical Encounters. Parallel to the first track, you will follow two courses that address the core theory of the programme within Music, Media and the Infrastructure. In the first block you will follow the compulsory course Musical Infrastructure in an International Context. In the second block, you will choose again an elective course from the set offered by the Department. Applied skills and practical training of required competencies will be offered by the two compulsory courses in the Musical Knack Lab track. In the first block you will follow the course Writing about Music: Historical Context, Contemporary Competencies; in the second block the course Staging Music: Programs, Productions, Policies and Pecunia is scheduled. The second semester (also two blocks) is the ‘solo semester’, in which you devote your time to individual internship(s), as well as undertake the research for, and writing the Master’s Thesis. You can either do your internship and write your thesis in separate blocks (see schedule underneath), or you devote your time between internship and thesis, spreading both over two blocks (option not in schedule) Block 1

Block 2

Current Musicology


Block 3

Musical Infrastructure in Elective an International Context Writing about Music: Historical Context, Contemporary Competencies

Staging Music: Programs, Productions, Policies and Pecunia

Internship (15 EC) and/or Thesis (15 EC)

Block 4

Internship (15 EC) and/or Thesis (15 EC)



5.3. Courses In this paragraph the context of the courses will be described. For the electives two courses are suggested. You may change these to different ones from the course planner. TRACK 1: MUSICOLOGICAL FUNDAMENTALS Current Musicology (compulsory) This seminar critically surveys the current state of the field. Students focus on epistemological and heuristic problems facing musicologists today and on the methods available to address them. Over the last decades, the complexity of ways in which music has existed and exists in a globalizing world resulted in significant realignments within musicological research. Traditional paradigms of musicology such as Eurocentric history, philology, source studies, or music analysis based on autonomy aesthetics have lost their dominance; musicologists now routinely integrate methods and techniques introduced from other disciplines (e.g., literary and cultural studies, anthropology, or art history) into their work, and explore music as a performative and media-based art within a broad range of multidisciplinary and transcultural contexts. Moreover, the impact of (digital) technology and of science and scientific methodologies on the field is on the rise, transforming research, and therefore will receive due attention. Using examples from a variety of historical periods, geographical regions, and musicological subject areas, this course provides an overview of the state of play in musicological research today, alongside critical reflection on the discipline of musicology within a continually changing environment. Musical Encounters (suggested elective) This course will take us on a global journey from Manila to San Francisco, and dazzle us with a wide variety of examples of musical encounters/confrontations: from Bach and Rameau to Beyoncé and Jason Derulo. Along the way we will trace the rise, spread, and disintegration of the unified notion of the ‘Western’ musical tradition, a development that unfolded in tandem with Europe’s gain and loss of ascendancy on the global stage in the last four centuries. By reading across the fields of historical and anthropological musicology, and considering musics from various social and cultural heritages, we aim to increase our understanding of a) how European/Western educated elites have come to define ‘their’ music against the musics of ‘others’, b) how Western music has affected the self-perception of those who saw themselves compelled to engage with Western powers, c) how music has been/still is instrumentalized for consolidating or defying allegiance to cultural-political hegemonies, d) how (post)colonial media shaped, and continue to shape, the way musical diversity and (seeming) equality is promoted in the much-vaunted age of globalization, and e) how music can function (or be made to function) in expressing or repressing intercultural experiences in an essentially hybrid world. The aim of the course is to increase insight in postcolonial perspectives and methods as they are practiced in the field of music studies today; to enhance the ability of analyzing a substantial amount of literature in a limited period of time and to develop/verbalize one’s view on/critique of the issues at hand; to apply the acquired insights on a case study of one’s own choice; to amend one’s presentation skills in speech and writing.



TRACK 2: MUSIC, MEDIA AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE Musical Infrastructure in an International Context (Compulsory) The course aims to optimize the knowledge of the history, development and current functioning of various institutions (concert halls, orchestras, ensembles, bands, pop festivals, broadcast organisations and the like) within the European music business. Students will acquire profound insight into the aims, agencies and artistic profiles of these organisations, as well as their audiences, their position within the overall culture industry, the ways in which they are financed, and how their products are disseminated and received. The students will be trained to analyze these profiles, as well as to situate their findings within diverse, current academic discourses. The course Musical Infrastructure in an International Context studies the history, development and current functioning of various institutions (concert halls, orchestras, ensembles, bands, pop festivals, broadcast organisations and the like) within the European music business. Topics such as institutional aims, agencies and artistic profiles will be addressed, as well as their audiences, their position within the overall culture industry, the ways in which they are financed, how their products are disseminated and received. The course may concentrate on the classical music infrastructure due to its longstanding tradition, however it will also address other fields (pop, jazz, techno). The students will analyze the profiles of diverse institutions and situate their findings within diverse, current academic discourses. The course includes insights in copyright laws, contracts and music marketing. The course will resonate with the adjacent Musical Knack Lab courses where additional practical skills are trained. Music and the Moving Image (suggested elective) The course Music and the Moving Image is devoted to film music this year. Film music is a specific music genre with a history of well over a century. In this course, new research areas will be exploited via lectures, classroom discussion and individual research. Following Neil Lerner (2013), we can argue that ‘[d]riving the study of music here are the underlying assumptions that music together with screen media (understood broadly to accommodate rapidly developing new technologies) participate in important ways in the creation of meaning and that including music in an analysis opens up the possibility for interpretations that remain invisible when only using the eye.’ Technology, aesthetics and implications of the use of music in cinematic media will be examined, using several film-musical theoretical approaches, whereas ideological, historical, social, and performative factors will be incorporated in the debate as well. In this course we follow the discussions, the topics and the paradigm changes, up and including some of the most actual ones. To name a few of the most important that will be addressed in this course: the current attention to the music documentary, for early jazz film formats, improvisation versus meticulously planned film score, silence versus sound, or music accompanying films produced in the Netherlands. In the first part of this course, we will briefly summarize context and content of the most prominent aspects of the use of music within (most importantly) narrative feature film. The seminars focus on historical contexts of film music, and address key facts and analytical concepts, statistics and terminology that are more or less parallel to the aesthetic and technological development of the feature film. Therefore, the first seminars offer a tour d’horizon on technology, aesthetics and implications of film sound and film music, using several theoretical approaches (Breil, Adorno, Eisler, Copland, Prendergast, Gorbman, Chion, Kassabian, Pisani et alt.).The second part of the course will zoom in on innovative (and/or minimally researched) topics regarding music on screen. The term paper consists of a detailed case study relevant to one of these new topics within the discipline. Purpose of the course is a) to obtain a thorough specific knowledge of the history of the movie soundtrack, its aesthetics, its technical development, its theoretical debates; b) to become skilled in autonomous audiovisual analysis of soundtracks, using various theoretical models and methods; c) to present proof of these skills in written and verbal assessments; d) to place own research critically into a scholarly discourse.



TRACK 3: MUSICAL KNACK LAB Writing about Music: Historical Context, Contemporary Competencies (compulsory) This course within the practical Musical Knack Lab track trains students in critically reviewing an opus or a performance, conducting an interview, writing liners or program notes or a necrology, as well as handling a grant application for a musical production. Via classroom discussions of samples of reviews and other articles, fundamental issues relevant to writing critically about music will be analyzed, including for example the changing function of music criticism through the ages, modes of persuasion, conventions, language and style. Through individual assignments, the personal writing skills reflecting profound listening, recognition of musical style, form and structure will be thoroughly trained. The final assignment will consist of a jointly produced music magazine, which will be graded in collaboration with professionals in the field. The general classroom language of the course is English; students are allowed to hand in their written work in their native tongue (currently: Eng, Dutch, Germ.). Aim is gaining profound knowledge of and training with a broad array of music-critical genres, while optimizing one’s writing skills. Staging Music: Programs, Productions, Policies & Pecunia (compulsory) The course forms part of the practical training track within the Applied Musicology programme and studies various aspects surrounding the staging of music in all its forms: e.g. the production of concerts, CDs, radio programs and the like. Solidly grounded in recent musicological debates on issues of programming music, the first part of the course addresses the fundamentals of staging music from a historical, as well as from a practical perspective. In collaboration with experts active in the field, exemplary productions will be analyzed from original program idea, production process, financial and legal challenges, to the final program and financial coda, and reception. In the second part of the course, the students develop a business plan of their own (fictitious or real, depending on the content). This final product can include meticulous artistic considerations, budgeting details, handling grant applications, writing program notes, press bulletins etc. depending on the subject of your “staged music business idea�. This class caters to future decision makers in the music business by means of practical training grounded in musicological background knowledge. The course synergizes with the adjacent Music, Media and the Infrastructure courses in which the international music world is profiled and contextualized. This class is also an important reflection tool to your own career path within the music industry, as you can image yourself in the guest lecturers passing by. After this course, students will have a thorough knowledge of all relevant aspects of staging a music production. Students will know how different types of music are currently produced and, for a historical perspective, how programming has evolved. The students will have knowledge of the process of artistic decision making, will have a general idea how to budget and finance a production and how to cater the production to specific audiences. After this course, students will have a thorough knowledge of all relevant aspects of staging a music production. Students will know how different types of music are currently produced and, for a historical perspective, how programming has evolved. The students will have knowledge of the process of artistic decision making, will have a general idea how to budget and finance a production and how to cater the production to specific audiences.



5.4. Career orientation Throughout the programme, we intend to connect Academia and the ‘professional world’. There are several reflective moments incorporated in classes and there are choices to be made regarding assignments that can individualise your path through this master programme. Professionals active in the Dutch musical infrastructure will join our programme through your internship you actively participate in the working field. However, it is also advisable to prepare yourself for your future career during your master at a more general level. Research has shown that the following phases are essential: reflecting on your motivation and work values, researching your opportunities on the job market, creating ties with potential employers and practicing skills as needed for your job application and the following interview. This way, you will establish yourself as a professional. The Career Services of the university offers events, workshops and tests related to career orientation and job application skills, starting with a career check, which creates an action plan and offers advice on what to do during your studies: reflect, explore, connect & get skilled. For more information go to: Career Services workshops might be incorporated in your master programme (ask your coordinator) but you are also welcome to join (other) workshops as an individual, for which you can register at, on the following topics: LinkedIn, writing a curriculum and cover letter, transferable skills, and working consciously & effectively. Career Services also offers several online tests: the career check, work values test, career choice test, personality test, and competence test (; hosts an online vacancy site (; and organizes events such as the Humanities Career Night (, which takes place on, the UU CareersDay ( monthly evenings on Your Perspective: Career Opportunities for Humanities Graduates and twice a year a Curriculum checks and LinkedIn photo shoots. Visit for more information and check your email, blackboard or Facebook- and LinkedIn-groups for announcements.

5.5. Internship The internship is (together with the thesis) part of an individual trajectory. The exact activities, mode of working and schedule will depend on the nature of the internship. They are agreed upon prior to the beginning of the internship and established in a written agreement. During the internship the student actively participates in the working field. Professional and academic skills will be evaluated, as reflected in the quality of the internship report. The aim of the internship is for the student to gain practical work experience and to reflect on professional practice under the supervision both of a staff member of the organisation and the student's tutor. The internship allows the student to gain hands-on experience in a practice of his/her choice within the field of arts and society. Prior to the internship, students define their goals and intentions; during the internship, students engage in practical work and reflect on this engagement; after the internship is complete, students reflect on their experience in a written report.More information about the internship can be found on the website:



In the recent past, students have undertaken their internships with institutions listed underneath. You are free to choose others, but do discuss this with your instructor. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

NTR AVRO Tros VPRO Brava TV Koninklijk Concertgebouw & Orkest Het Metropole Orkest De Doelen TivoliVredenburg Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ Gaudeamus Muziekweek Nederlands Muziek Instituut International Liszt Competition Utrecht Festival Oude Muziek Alferink Music Management De Kunstbende De Popronde De Klassieke Muziek Coalitie

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Calefax Reed Quintet Nederlands Kamerkoor Holland Baroque Nederlandse Bach Vereniging Universal Music Dox Records BMG Publishing GRAP Lush Magazine Radio 4 Nederlandse Opera Concertgebouw Brugge Holland Festival Pentatone Concertzender Wonderfeel Etc.

N.B.: Once you have handed in the internship contract at the Student Desk you will be enrolled for the internship, this does not happen through Osiris! It is your responsibility to find a good internship placement and to take care of all the paperwork at the Internship Office.

5.6. Thesis Your programme will be concluded with a thesis. This thesis is the last course in the Master’s programme in which you apply the skills, knowledge and insights that you have acquired during the programme. You do independent research and write an academic or practice based thesis (for example after completion of a research internship) based on the gathered information. The Master's Thesis is an academic report in which the student makes an independent and original contribution to research in the domain of Arts and Society. The report is based on a research question that is answered by the student's research. The thesis should be the product of guided, independent research on a chosen topic. The thesis should demonstrate that the student is able to produce new scholarly knowledge and insight and can share this insight with others. A thesis is a scholarly work in which the student is expected to contribute, on the basis of independent research, to the ongoing discourse within his/her discipline. It should be structured around a central research question or aim (set out in the introductory sections) to which it provides an answer (set out in the conclusion). The student should formulate the central research question or aim at the outset and demonstrate its relevance in relation to the scholarly literature on the topic. The body of the thesis should include a lucid account of how the student operationalized his/her research and a presentation and analysis of the research findings. In the conclusion of the thesis, the student should relate his/her findings to the original research question, discuss the broader implications of the findings, and make recommendations for future research on the topic.



ASSESSMENT The assessment of the thesis will be done by two examinators by filling out a standard evaluation form. This form can be found under Aspects 1 up to and including 7 must be assessed satisfactory to be able to pass the Master’s Thesis. In other words: one or more fails on these aspects will lead to a failed thesis. Compensation for one or more fails on any of these seven aspects is impossible. Moreover, the thesis must fulfil the formal preconditions, which are also mentioned on the evaluation form. If these preconditions are not fulfilled, the thesis may not be evaluated. If your supervisor is affiliated with the programme, he or she will be your first evaluator. Your thesis will be graded by two evaluators, who will fill out the evaluation form separately and come to a final grade after joint consultation. Once the student has handed in the final version of the thesis, the evaluators have 10 working days to evaluate the thesis and inform the student of the final grade. If the first and second evaluator request assistance, and in cases in which the first and second evaluator cannot agree on the final grade for a thesis, a third evaluator will be approached and consulted by the first evaluator. The student will be given notice by the first evaluator that a third evaluator has been employed and that the grading period of 10 working days will be extended by another 10 working days. The third evaluator evaluates the grade of the first and second evaluator by examining their provisional grades and argumentation. The judgement of the third evaluator is binding. If the third evaluator agrees with the other two evaluators on the proposed grade (if all evaluators agree), no further argumentation is needed. A brief explanation will otherwise suffice. Eventually the Master’s Thesis should be uploaded in the digital theses archive of the University Library (Igitur). This is a compulsory part of graduating. It is also possible to view the work of other students in Igitur, sorted by faculty.

5.7. General policies and Procedures EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION REGULATIONS Every programme has its own Education and Examination Regulations (EER), in which the specific rules and regulations of that programme are described. There are also general Education and Examination Regulations that all Humanity programmes have to adhere to. The EER of your programme can be found by going through DECEPTION The most serious forms of deception that can impair integrity are fraud and plagiarism. Plagiarism is a form of fraud and is defined as the wrongful appropriation of another author’s work without proper citation. The text below provides further elaboration on what may be considered fraud or plagiarism, along with a number of concrete examples. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list! If the university discovers a case of fraud or plagiarism, the study programme’s Examination Committee may implement sanctions on the offender. The most serious sanction that the Examination Committee may implement is the submission of a request for expulsion to the Executive Board.



Fraud Fraud may include: Copying answers from another person during an exam. The person providing the opportunity to copy is considered an accomplice to fraud; Being in possession of (i.e. having/carrying) tools and resources during examinations, such as pre-programmed calculators, mobile phones, smartwatch, smartglasses, books, course readers, notes, etc., consultation of which is not explicitly permitted; Allowing others to complete all or part of an assignment, and passing it off as your own work; Acquisition of the questions or answers of an exam prior to the time the exam is to take place; Fabrication of survey- or interview answers or research data. Plagiarism Plagiarism is the appropriation of another author’s works, thoughts, or ideas and the representation of such as one’s own work. The following are some examples of what may be considered plagiarism: Copying and pasting text from digital sources, such as encyclopaedias or digital periodicals, without using quotation marks and referring to the source; Copying and pasting text from the Internet without using quotation marks and referring to the source; Copying information from printed materials, such as books, periodicals or encyclopaedias, without using quotation marks and referring to the source; Using a translation of the texts listed above in one’s own work, without using quotation marks and referring to the source; Paraphrasing from the texts listed above without a (clear) reference: paraphrasing must be marked as such (by explicity linking the text with the original author, either in text or a footnote), ensuring that the impression is not created that the ideas expressed are those of the student; Using another person’s imagery, video, audio or test materials without reference and in so doing representing them as one’s own work; Resubmission of the student’s own earlier work without source references, and allowing this to pass for work originally produced for the purpose of the course, unless this is expressly permitted in the course or by the lecturer; Using other students’ work and representing it as one’s own work. If this occurs with the other student’s permission, then he or she may be considered an accomplice to the plagiarism; When one author of a joint paper commits plagiarism, then all authors involved in that work are accomplices to the plagiarism if they could have known or should have known that the other was committing plagiarism; Submitting papers provided by a commercial institution, such as an internet site with summaries or papers, or which have been written by others, regardless of whether the text was provided in exchange for payment. For more information: COMPLAINTS If you feel you have not been treated properly by someone employed by Utrecht University, or if you disagree with a decision that affects you personally, you can respond in a number of ways. A complaint relates to conduct towards you. You cannot submit a complaint about a general rule or scheme. For more information:



APPEALS Every university has an Examination Appeals Board to which students can appeal. This Board is an independent appeals board established in accordance with the Higher Education and Research Act [Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs en Wetenschappelijk onderzoek]. It includes members from various different faculties. The chair and the deputy chair are both lawyers. Students also serve on the Examination Appeals Board. You can appeal decisions relating to: • Satisfying the requirements of the final academic review in connection with the performancelinked grant • Examination eligibility • A colloquium doctum (entrance examination) and addressing any deficiencies • Admission to the university teacher training programmes that qualify graduates to teach all classes at senior general secondary education (havo) and university preparatory education (vwo) level • Negative binding recommendation concerning the continuation of studies • Admission to a Master’s degree programme • Admission to a degree programme for which selection criteria are applied • Decisions made by Boards of Examiners and examiners. For more information:



6. Practical information 6.1. Study delay Study delay can be caused by different circumstances and situations and can have serious consequences. If you are a full-time student and your studies have been delayed as a result of circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to receive (financial) compensation or other facilities. Always contact your Study Advisor if you are expecting a delay in your studies for over one month. Study delay can be caused by study-related problems such as ineffective study methods, stress or procrastination. If necessary, you can schedule an appointment with a Student Psychologist or Student Counsellor (via Student services) for guidance and advice. UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES Your studies can be delayed due to circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, psychological problems, family circumstances or other situations. If you are a full-time student and your studies have been delayed as a result of circumstances beyond your control, you may be able to receive financial compensation from Utrecht University. For further information about conditions and the procedure: please schedule an appointment with a Student Counsellor (via Student services). FORESEEN STUDY DELAY In other situations your study delay can be foreseen: • Pregnancy • Waiting time internships • Board activities in a student organisation • Disabilities or (chronic) illness • Student athletes For more information:

6.2. Workshops SKILLS LAB The Skills Lab is an accessible service desk where you can get a clear idea of what extracurricular courses, workshops, individual tutoring, electronic tools, etc. are available within this University. Much is available, but this wealth of resources can be hard to find and access for students with specific questions. We can show students where to go to improve any skill, be it writing, presenting, studying, or jobhunting. There is a physical desk at the second floor of the University Library Uithof. For more information, see LANGUAGES Moreover, there are also language courses on offer by Babel. They offer Dutch and English courses and several foreign language courses in Dutch and/or the target language. For the language courses by Babel:



6.3. Graduation Your faculty’s Board of Examiners determines when you graduate and what your final examination date (the date on your diploma) will be. You will have graduated when you meet all examination requirements. The Board of Examiners will inform you by email as soon as you meet (nearly) all examination requirements. Please note that graduating does not always mean your enrolment will end automatically! If you wish to terminate your enrolment before the end of the academic year, you have to do so yourself. Do you wish to postpone your graduation? File a request for postponement with the Board of Examiners within two weeks of their informing you of your imminent graduation. So keep a close eye on your UU email account! CUM LAUDE As it is written in article 6.2 of the faculty part of the EER 2019-2020: a)

The Master's Degree may be awarded 'cum laude' if each of the following conditions has been met: a weighted average mark of at least 8.0 has been earned for the components of the study programme; the mark for all components is 7.0 or higher; the credit load of exemptions that do not count does not exceed 15 EC; the Board of Examiners has not taken any decision as referred to in Clause 5.15, Subclause 4 under b; the mark for the final thesis is 8.5 or higher; the student has passed the final examination of the Master’s Programme within one year (part-time within 2 years). b) Results that have not been expressed in a mark will not be counted in the assessment of the degree classification. c) The Board of Examiners may, on its own initiative or the initiative of a teacher, in individual cases make an exception to this rule, to the advantage of the student. d) The cum laude classification will be stated on the degree certificate. TERMINATION OF ENROLMENT Your enrolment can be terminated as of the 1st of the month following your request for termination of enrolment, no sooner. This means that if you submit a request for termination in the month of September, your enrolment will be terminated as of 1 October. You cannot terminate your enrolment retroactively. When you graduate, you may choose to terminate your enrolment as of the 1st of the month following your graduation date. You may also stay enrolled for the rest of the academic year, in which case your enrolment automatically ends as of 1 September. Do you want your enrolment to end as of 1 September? Or do you decide to stop in the month June, July or August? Then there is no need to request termination of enrolment. Your current enrolment will automatically end as of 1 September. For more information: VALIDITY RESIDENCE PERMIT If you are a non-EU/EEA student and hold a residence permit for study purposes, your residence permit is only valid as long as you are enrolled as a student at Utrecht University. From the date you are no longer enrolled, your residence permit becomes void and you will be required to leave the country within 28 days. For more information please contact the visa department:



6.4. Solis-id Your Solis-id is your user name for most university services. Used in combination with your Solis password, it gives you access to services such as OSIRIS, Blackboard and Surfspot. You should also sign in using your Solis-id at the university computers. You will have been sent your Solis-id and password in two separate emails when you enrolled at the university or took part in the matching programme. If you have not received these emails, please take your student card or proof of enrolment to UU for U Student Services. If you have received your Solis-id but not your password, go to the password self-service to change your password. AFTER DEREGISTRATION Once you are no longer enrolled at Utrecht University you will be sent an email warning you that your Solis-id and password are only valid for another 180 days. After this six-month period you will no longer be able to use the IT services associated with your Solis-id. Your email address will also be terminated. So it is important that you save and secure any files and emails that you want to keep before then. Do you want to back up your e-mails? You can easily do this by making a copy of the data from your account via Google takeout. PASSWORD SELF-SERVICE In the Solis-id password self-service ( you can change your Solis-id password yourself. Here you can also create a new password if you have forgotten your password or if you never received one. For more information:

6.5. Osiris Osiris Student is the internet portal to the Osiris study information system. Here you can register for course offerings and tests and review your results and course schedule. Access Osiris Student with your Solis-id via or click the Osiris-icon you find below every page on this website.

6.6. UU Gmail Every student has access to his/her own UU Gmail account. A lot of communication, from the UU or your teachers, goes to this address. Moreover, it is possible to save, edit and share files in the Google Drive. You log in with your UU Gmail email address (for example: and the password associated with your Solis-ID.

6.7. Blackboard All Utrecht University students and staff use the digital learning environment Blackboard. You can use the Blackboard Mobile Learn app to access Blackboard information on your mobile devices. This app is suitable for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. In Blackboard, under ‘Support’ > ‘Support students’, you will find a Quick Start Guide to help you get started.



6.8. MyUU app and MyTimetable In the MyUU app for students you will find your grades from Osiris, your student card and your personal timetable. Download the app from the app stores of Android and Apple. Once installed you log in with your Solis-id and password. MyTimetable is the timetable website of Utrecht University. Log on using your Solis-id and password. More information on In due time the timetables in OSIRIS Student and on will no longer be available. We advise you, therefore, to use MyTimetable or the MyUU app from now on. Timetable changes may not appear real-time on the old websites.

6.9. WiFi Utrecht University has a wireless network in most of its university buildings, named Eduroam. Log in using your Solis-id and add (for example and your password. You can find help setting up this network on your device on Eduroam is also available at other educational institutions, both nationally as well as internationally. You can log in on the Eduroam network at any location using your UU Solis-id and password.

6.10. Library Utrecht University has multiple libraries, but the most important ones for Humanities are the one in the city centre and in the Utrecht Science Park (sometimes referred to as ’de Uithof’). Both locations have a large collection of not only books but also manuscripts, journals, films and audio files. It is also possible to make use of the computers and printers and study in the designated study areas. BORROWING BOOKS You must have a library card to be able to borrow books. This card is available for free for UU students and can be created for you at the library desk. The standard loan period of books is 28 days, although you can borrow some books and journals for a shorter period. Using the website, you can extend your loan multiple times, unless someone else has reserved the book. You can borrow up to 15 books at the same time. Should you need more books at once due to exceptional circumstances, permission may be granted to raise the amount of books you are allowed to borrow at the same time. Using the catalogue, you can make a reservation on books. Once you have done that (and if the book is available/not on loan at that time) the university library team will collect the book and place it on a bookshelf at the entrance of the library (‘de afhaalkast’). Books that are not stored in the depot are easily accessible, as they are on their shelves. Look the shelf number up in the catalogue or browse through the bookcases until you find what you are looking for. If you do not return your books in time, you will receive a reminder and a 7 days extension to return them. If the books are not returned by the end of the seventh day, you will be fined. The height of the fine will depend on the amount of books and the amount of days they are due. You can pay your fine at the desk or the designated pay machine. You will also be fined for damaged books, so make sure you look after them! ‘COLLEGEPLANKEN’ Teachers can choose to reserve certain books and have them placed on a specific shelf for the duration of their course. These shelves are called ‘collegeplanken’ and books on these shelves cannot be borrowed for the duration of the course. This way students can all take a look at the books and make copies if necessary. The collegeplanken can be found in the city centre library and are labelled after the title of the course.



PRACTICAL INFORMATION Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht Science Park

Drift 27, 3512 BR Utrecht Heidelberglaan 3, 3584 CS Utrecht

For more information and the library catalogue: or

6.11. Course Evaluations Good quality education is important to you and also to the Faculty of Humanities. In order to guarantee the quality of education, the faculty and programme would like to know your opinion on the courses you have attended. At the end of each block, you will receive an invitation via email to fill in a questionnaire and to provide feedback for each course. The digital evaluation system Caracal ( is used for the course evaluations. You can log in to Caracal using your Solis-id and password. You will then see the course evaluations that apply to you. By answering a couple of open and closed questions you evaluate the courses you have attended. All of the answers will be processed anonymously. After the deadline you will be able to see the results for evaluated courses in Caracal. All the answers to the open and closed questions are visible for students who attended the course and the lecturer(s) of the course. The lecturer(s) can also post a reaction to the course evaluation. Students who did not attend the course only see the answers to the closed questions and not the reaction of the lecturer(s). The Curriculum Committee will carefully review the results of the course evaluations and address potential problems or compliment good initiatives. They will publish their advice as a result of the course evaluations in Caracal for all students to see. This will occur twice each year, prior to the course registration period. It is therefore advisable to log in now and again to see if the Curriculum Committee has already posted their advice, or the lecturer has responded to your course evaluations.

6.12. Locations You will find the addresses of all University buildings (with links to maps showing their location) on



7. Getting Around 7.1. Utrecht Getting around the city of Utrecht, with its cobweb of canals, streets and alleyways can be a bit tricky at first. You have to constantly bear in mind that in the centre not a single street is straight. In order to avoid getting lost, it can be useful to keep a map at hand, but do not worry; Utrecht is a small city, and you will be able to find your way around soon enough! BY FOOT Most distances within the city centre are small, thus, nearly everything there can be reached by foot. Obviously this way of travelling offers the best views of the city’s historical buildings and canals. BIKE The bicycle is the quintessential means of transportation in the Netherlands. While offering great views of the city, going by bike is often the fastest way to get to where you want to go within the city centre. Therefore, you might consider buying a bicycle during your stay in Utrecht. If you do, please bear in mind the following: • Affordable second-hand bicycles can be purchased at bike shops. Note that bikes that are offered to you on the street are usually stolen property. Although attractively cheap, buying one can land you a stiff fine. • When buying a bike, make sure that it has working breaks. If you plan to use it at night, check that it has a working light as well. You can also buy separate lights at several stores. Although many of the locals bike around without a light, doing so can lead to you getting a fine. • Unfortunately, bike theft is a common occurrence in Utrecht. You should therefore always lock your bike to a fixed object (such as a lantern or a gate), preferably with more than one lock. • In case you are not an experienced cyclist be careful. Always stay on the right side of the cyclist lane. Do not suddenly stop and if you do, make sure you step aside. In general people cycle quite fast in the Netherlands, so either try to go along with the rest or make sure you are not hindering other cyclists. Finally, a bell is quintessential to friendly warn pedestrians or other cyclists you want to pass.

7.2. Public Transport OV-CHIPKAART The OV-chipkaart is for the public transport system in The Netherlands. This card resembles a bank card and contains an invisible chip. The OV-chipkaart can be topped up with credit in euros with which you can travel anywhere within The Netherlands, or with a travel product such as a single or season ticket. Every time you enter a bus, tram, metro or train you need to check in and when you leave check out at special gates. Don't forget to check out, as you will lose 10 euros from your card! For a personal OVchipkaart you will need to be able to make payments with IDEAL and have a digital photograph of yourself. You can also buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart at the counters of public transport companies, vending machines and supermarkets. Costs are €7,50. You can apply for a personal card at: BUS Taking a bus is the perfect way to getting around Utrecht fast and cheap without getting tired. From the bus platforms below the train station buses depart regularly in all directions. TRAIN The train system in the Netherlands is mostly run by the NS (Nationale Spoorwegen). Utrecht is located in the middle of the Netherlands, which means trains depart from Utrecht Centraal Station to virtually anywhere. The train will take you to Amsterdam in under 30 minutes, to Rotterdam in under 40 minutes and to Antwerp (Belgium) in a little over 2 hours.



When visiting Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Leiden you do not have to worry about the time, as night trains run between Utrecht and these cities all night long, every day of the week. In the weekends (Thursdays till Saturdays) night trains run between Utrecht, Tilburg, Eindhoven and Den Bosch as well. If you plan on doing a lot of travelling by train you might consider buying a discount pass. For €50 this pass gives you a 40% discount on all train tickets, and it allows you to take up to 3 people with you at the same reduced rate during off-peak hours. TAXI/CAB Taking a cab in the city of Utrecht is expensive. However, if you want to take one, UTC (030-230 0400) has the best deal; they will take you anywhere in the city for under €15, when you order a cab by phone.

7.3. Where to go LIBRARIES University Libraries (See 6.10) Public Library Utrecht Oudegracht 167 Tel: 030-286 1800 Opening hours: Monday from 13.00 – 21.00 hrs Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday from 10.00 – 18.00 hrs Thursday from 10.00 – 21.00 hrs Saturday from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs Sunday from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs * For a small membership fee you can borrow books, music and films from the library’s collection. Inside you will find a coffee shop that sells excellent cappuccinos and an Internet café. BOOKSTORES (THE FOLLOWING CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Savannah Bay Telingstraat 13 Tel: 030-231 4410 Email: / Broese bookstore Stadhuisbrug 5 Tel: 030-233 5200 This largest bookstore in Utrecht has a huge collection of literature in several languages. HEALTH AND CARE Childcare/day-care Stichting Skobi Vissersplein 140 Tel: 030–233 3433 Skobi can assist you in finding reputable and trustworthy childcare facilities. Their services are used and endorsed by the University.



SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH GG&GD Jaarbeursplein 17 Tel: 030-286 3344 De Gemeentelijke en Geneeskundige Gezondheidsdienst (GG&GD: The Municipal Medical & Health care Service) can serve as a starting point in your search for medical, sexual and reproductive health care. You might as well consult your general practitioner. COC Midden Nederland Tel: 030-231 8841 Email: / The COC fights for the interests of homosexual men, women and bisexuals and for the general acceptance of homosexuality. The office of the COC Midden-Nederland (Central Netherlands) is available for all questions of an informative nature concerning homosexuality. Do you, for example, want to know what Utrecht gay nightlife has to offer? Do you want to know when people meet at the COC? Or are you looking for a gay-friendly doctor? LEISURE TIME Shopping Most shops in Utrecht have the following opening hours: Monday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs* Tuesday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs Wednesday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs Thursday: 9.00 – 21.00 hrs Friday: 9.00 – 18.00 hrs Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00 hrs Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00 hrs (however not every shop might be open) * note, some shops are closed on Monday mornings till 13.00 hrs and sometimes the whole Monday. Markets Utrecht has several markets on several locations where you can find food, toiletries, clothing and typical snacks like Vietnamese spring rolls, Dutch poffertjes or fresh fish. Breedstraat Jacobskerkhof Janskerkhof Oudegracht Vredenburg Vredenburg

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EATING Dining out in Utrecht out can be expensive. Here we have listed some of our more affordable favourites. But please do not let this stop you from trying out one of the many great places that are scattered all over the city centre. And for those days when you do not feel like cooking or eating out we have listed some great take-out and delivery services. Please be aware of the fact that restaurants etc may have gone out of business. Lunch and coffee Bigoli (Schoutenstraat 7) For your proper Italian sandwich try one of their many variations. Broodnodig (Mariaplaats 49) Swedisch lunchroom with great coffee, sandwiches and sweets.



De Bakkerswinkel (Wittevrouwenstraat 2) Close to the library this place is perfect for grabbing a muffin during lunch break, or take your time to sit in one of the cosy spaces to enjoy a high-tea with friends. KEEK (Twijnstraat 23) Stands voor Kunst En Eerlijke Koffie (art and honest coffee). Often packed this lunchroom serves delicious organic food. Sector 3 (Twijnstraat 9) For those who like bread and cakes will find themselves happy costumers of this lunchroom with its nice area down at the canal. The Village Coffee (Voorstraat 46) Mostly fully packed with fashionable youngsters this coffee place is where the average hipsters will feel most comfortable. De Ontdekking (Voorstraat 110) Cosy place to have a coffee and bring your laptop. GYS (Voorstraat 77) Biological restaurant that offers lots of delicious vegan and veggie lunch options. BROEI (Oosterkade 24) A little oase where you are invited to work, care, relax. A hipster place that offers responsible beverages, breakfast, lunch and sometimes music. Dinner ACU (Voorstraat 21; 030-231 4590) Vegan On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night the kitchen serves from 18.00 – 21.00 hrs tasteful vegan food for a good price. Make a reservation to be sure of a spot. Ajanta (Oudegracht 207) Indian A very nice place where they serve good Indian food. Also a recommendation for vegetarians. Blauw (Springweg 64) Indonesian This is a popular place for traditional Indonesian food. The ‘Rijsttafel’ is highly recommended. Make a reservation because it is often full (030-234 2463). Da Portare Via (Twijnstraat 65) Pizza Small, but cosy Italian with superb pizza’s baked in the wood oven. Also take away. EKKO (Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3) Run by volunteers EKKO serves a delicious vegetarian three course menu for only €12,50 on Thursday and Friday. Check their website for the menu Reservation is recommended. el Mundo (Voorstraat 18) Spanish tapas bar, good food, not so expensive, sometimes live music.


Kafe België (Oudegracht 196) Dutch Besides their impressive collections of beers this bar serves great good for a good price. Make sure to be there before 19.00 hrs if you want to try the daily specials; they sell out almost every night! Good choice in vegetarian food. Meneer Smakers (Nobelstraat 143) Hamburgers These hamburgers are in no way to be compared with those you find in the regular fastfood restaurants. This is the proper stuff for a descent price. Try also the vegetarian options.



Paradijs (Vredenburg 28) Chinese Excellent Chinese food. The place is packed in the weekend afternoons with Chinese families. Great place for dim sum. Popocatepetl (Nobelstraat 163) Mexican Mexican food in a nice atmosphere where you'll find your favourite dishes like tortilla's and taco's. Saigon (Voorstraat 68) Vietnamese Vietnamese Restaurant Saigon serves tasty food for a good price. It is a paradise for vegetarians, for they have vegetarian pork, chicken, duck and shrimps! Also try the lovely fresh springrolls. Santa Lucia (Nobelstraat 14) Italian This Italian restaurant has a tasteless interior, but they serve great pizza, also vegetarian (pizza Bella Italia is highly recommended). Springhaver (Springweg 50) Dutch Cosy café, lunch spot, restaurant and cinema in one since 1885. Order at the bar and then take a seat in the Art Nouveau/Tuschinski inspired interior. Winkel van Sinkel-Nachtrestaurant (Oudegracht 158) Dutch If you want to eat late this is the place to be. It is called the Nightrestaurant and is located in the basement of Winkel van Sinkel entrance at the canal or through the Grand Café ( Pomo (Wittevrouwenstraat 22) Javanese-Surinamese Great Javanese-Surinamese food, really wonderful, definitely a recommendation! Sweetie (Predikherenstraat 21) Chinese-Surinamese Great Chinese-Surinamese restaurant and inexpensive. Especially their Chow Min Moksi Meti comes highly recommended (for meat eaters only!) Alternative Fast Food Babbysnacks (Voorstraat 76) Indonesian take-away opposite of Acu. Especially their ‘Broodje Tempeh’ is a favourite among many. Döner 66 (Vismarkt 22) Fantastic vegetarian pita in this snackbar! And whatever else you want to eat before, during or after nights out. El Greco (Ganzenmarkt 28) Greek Snackbar, very popular amongst late night clubbers. Has great Pita Giros (for the carnivores amongst us) but also great Vegetarian Pita. Soy: Vegetarian Asian Kitchen (Antonius Matthaeuslaan 112) A little out of the city centre, but worth the detour. All vegetarian dishes, eat-in or take-out. Wok to Walk (Steenweg 7) If you want a satisfying quick bite this is the place to go. Put your own meal together, great choice for vegetarians. Dogma Dogs (Voorstraat 17) A wide variety of different exclusive Hotdogs, that offers a quick but fulfilling experience. The delicious fries are worth mentioning! SLA - Organic Salad Bar (Voorstraat 52) If you’ve overdosed on stroopwafels and beer, SLA is the spot to get your salad fix. This mini chain of salad bars specialises in DIY pick-and-mix-style salads, as well as salad bowls, juices and healthy soups.



SANJU Ramen (Voorstraat 29) A big affordable bowl of Japanese goodness. Next to their signature "16h porc broth", they have excellent veggie options. DRINKING ACU (Voorstraat 71) Enjoy an organic beer, Club Mate or juice at this alternative bar. This former squat is run by volunteers and absolutely gay-friendly and against all sexism. Bodytalk (Oudegracht 64) Super friendly gay bar with happy hour between 18.00 and 19.00 hrs. In summer they have a small terrace at the canal. Café Kalf (Oudegracht 47) Somewhat more sophisticated than Bodytalk, but just as friendly with some places outside to sit. You can bring your straight friends too. De Bastaard (Jansveld 17) Theatercafe where you can also play pool and sit outside in summer. Kafe België (Oudegracht 196) Choose from over 200 kinds of beer in a laid back atmosphere. The Florin (Nobelstraat 2-4) Irish pub, on Monday and Tuesday nights between 17.00 and 21.00 hrs student diners for €5 (no reservations possible). ‘t Hart (Voorstraat 10) So crowded it must be trendy. Or are all those people waiting for a bowl of ‘t Hart’s excellent tomato soup? Hoffman (Janskerkhof) Chill out with a cup of tea during the day or dance your heart away at night. Hoffman is a fun, laid back bar-dancing. Tango on Tuesday, disco on Friday and Saturday. Kopi Susu (J.P. Coenstraat 69) Relaxed café in the heart of Lombok. Their opening hours are limited so check their site ( before going there. Coffee or a biological juice with cake or a biological lunch: it’s all fantastic. Mick O’Connells (Jansdam 3-17) The place to meet other international students. Here you can watch important rugby matches while enjoying a gigantic beer. Het Muzieklokaal (Bemuurde Weerd Oostzijde 13) A great place to meet up for drinks and enjoy live music. De Zaak (Korte Minrebroederstraat 9) Their terrace is the place to be on a sunny day and feel free to bring your own food. NIGHTLIFE ACU (Voorstraat 71) This former squat has a variety of music: underground/alternative/punk/ska/rock/metal. Once a month they organize an alternative queer disco. Check their monthly programme for other activities



Café Averechts (Lijsterstraat 49) This volunteer café serves vegetarian food on Sunday and has often live music. Check their website for the program Club Rits (in Ekko) Hosts every two months Rits UnZipped @ Ekko: floorfillers & underground hits, pop & dance, and everything in between. Gay, Lesbian, Straight. Db’s (CAB-Rondom 100) In the first place Db’s offers practice rooms for bands. But they also organize concerts of a surprising variety such as reggae and rock-and-roll. It is out of the city centre, but easy to reach by bike, bus (3 and 4) and train (Utrecht Zuilen). Check their program on EKKO (Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3) Some say it is the hipster version of Acu. With a large variety of (inter)national bands playing alternative/underground/indie rock/metal/punk, but also DJ nights with electronic, techno and house EKKO serves everyone. Flitz (Rozenstraat 15) Just be yourself and enjoy the Flitz. Friendly atmosphere, good for talking and when you feel like it, you can show your best dance moves on the little dance floor. Stairway to Heaven (Mariaplaats 11/12) A rock ‘n roll orientated café, restaurant and club where you can find a variety of people having a coffee or lunch during the day, dining in the evening and dancing in the weekends. Tivoli (Vredenburgkade 11) The largest pop venue of Utrecht serves you great nights out of dancing to pop music as well as catching some live performances by contemporary icons. Great place to check out! Tivoli de Helling (Helling 7) The same as above, but in the direction of Ledig Erf (20 min. walk from Tivoli). Winkel van Sinkel (Oudegracht 158) Club house is played all night long in a beautiful, historical building for those who are willing to pay the entrance fee. CULTURE Below are listed some of the theatres and film houses in Utrecht. For up-to-date programs of cultural events in Utrecht, try to get a hold of an ‘Uitloper’ (see also They are available for free in most bars and theatres in the city. ‘t Hoogt (Hoogt 4) Located in the city center this film house screens a good collection of (European) art house cinema and documentaries. Louis Hartlooper Complex (Tolsteegbrug 1) This former police station screens art house, old movies and more popular quality films. Springhaver (Springweg 50) Collaborates with Louis Hartlooper Complex and screens a great variety of art house films. Stadsschouwburg (Lucas Bolwerk 24) Main theatre, established companies perform here. Last minute tickets for students are very cheap but cannot be reserved: Douwe Egbertszaal €9,50 / Blauwe Zaal €7. Make sure you get them 30 minutes before the show starts and remember to take your student card/OV.



Theater Kikker (Ganzenmarkt 14) Small alternative theatre, international companies perform here. TivoliVredenburg (Vredenburgkade 11) Just re-opened in their new venue and now has 5 concert halls, each designed by a different architect. With one of the best sound systems in the Netherlands they serves you pop, classic, jazz, symphony orchestra’s and much more. Cultural Sunday Once per month ‘cultural Sunday’ takes place in different cultural institutions in Utrecht. Check out the posters in town or Throughout the year a lot of interesting festivals and events take place in Utrecht. So, keep your eyes open to not miss out on those (e.g. Impact Festival, DIEP Festival, SPRING performing arts Festival, Midzomergracht festival, Nederlands Film Festival and many more). SPORT AND RECREATION General There are many possibilities to keep your body in shape and your mind relaxed in Utrecht. There are many sports and wellness centres throughout Utrecht that offer both the use of cardio and fitness equipment and group lessons, like pilates, yoga, zumba etc. Often there is a discount for students. Of course, you could always buy a pair of running shoes and challenge yourself to run through the many parks that are all around Utrecht. Parnassos Cultural Centre As a student this is the cheapest place to take courses and workshops in art, photography, dancing, music and theatre. You can join the film club for a small fee and Parnassos regularly produces and programs course productions. Parnassos is located in the city and on the Uithof. For more information Parnassos Binnenstad can be visited on the Kruisstraat 201, tel: 030-253 8448 (reception) or 030-253 8441 (course administration) and Parnassos Uithof is in the Marinus Ruppert building: Leuvenlaan 19, tel: 030-253 3402, Olympos Sport Centre Upsalalaan 3 Tel: 030-253 4471 / The centre provides sports facilities for all students and staff at Utrecht University. Warning Uithof Be aware that the Uithof is an isolated, dark place at night: those of you, who travel to the Uithof during evening/night time, try not to travel alone on foot or bike. STUDENT DISCOUNTS Cinemas: Utrecht has a lot of movie theatres (for instance CityMovie, Rembrandt, CameraStudio). On weekdays (Fridays till 6 pm) they give a discount (mostly €2,-) on movie tickets when you have a student card (OV / CJP pas / collegekaart etc). During the weekend and on holidays regular prices have to be paid. Film theatres: For art-house, documentaries or alternative films you can go to Louis Hartlooper Complex, Springhaver and ‘t Hoogt. Hairdressers: A lot of hairdressers in Utrecht have a student discount, mostly during weekdays. A very good hairdresser is Rob Peetoom, who have a 20% student discount.



Museums: Utrecht has many different museums. As a student you can check them out with student discount. For instance, the University museum (Lange Nieuwstraat 106) is free for students of the University of Utrecht. Other museums reduce admission for students, such as the Centraal Museum where students pay €5 instead of €11 and you can go to the Dick Bruna museum across the street for free and check out the internationally known Nijntje/Miffy. When in doubt, remember the old saying: ‘nothing ventured nothing gained’. Always ask whether there is a student discount, because most (movie) theatres, museums and other organisations/events give discounts to students even when not advertising it.

7.4. Housing Finding an accommodation in Utrecht can be quite a challenge. Utrecht is one of the most popular university towns in the Netherlands, and the demand for student housing is very high. It is therefore absolutely necessary to start looking for accommodation as soon as possible (if you are not already). You may find accommodation via Dutch housing websites such as Kamernet ( and SHH (, which are both accessible in English as well as in Dutch. The latter reserves completely furnished rooms for international students (limited availability, so on first come, first serve basis!), so you might give that a shot if you are still looking for an accommodation. Searching for a room online may or may not prove successful for you, so it may be advisable to ask the International Office of the UU for help. Usually, Dutch accommodation websites offer housing to the person with the ‘oldest’ registration number. Some of the accommodation is available immediately, for other you need to be registered for a longer period (between 4-18 months). In case of a room: you are usually invited to a Present Yourself Night. You visit the floor or house in which a room will be vacated, in order to both view the room and meet your prospective co-tenants.



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