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Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

About the Campus

The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp houses in a building complex known as deSingel and is situated in the south of Antwerp. deSingel is an arts site for theatre, dance, music and architecture, meant for a broad art-loving audience. For those interested, you can read all about the campus in this brochure.

The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp is a haven for international artists, students and a varied art-loving public. Next to the educational rooms, the large-scale infrastructure comprises a medium-sized concert hall (966 seats), a large theatre for drama and dance (803 seats), an exhibition area, a music studio (150 seats) and a theatre studio (270 seats). Production, teaching and learning are the focus points on the arts campus programme. www.desingel.be/en

Conservatoire infrastructure 

  • 5 in-house concert/theatre halls, 51 classrooms, a recording studio, a heritage library with modern reading room, a fitness area, physical therapist, a foyer and grand café … all in the international cultural heart of Flanders, Antwerp.
  • Rehearsal opportunities from 8am to 11pm + at the weekend between 12 noon and 6pm. The possibility to reserve a rehearsal space from home.
  • Easily accessible by train, car, bus, tram and city bikes. 
  • Having the following professional, leading ensembles and cultural institutions together on one campus ensures a vibrant artistic dynamic: Arts campus deSingel, I Solisti del Vento, Spiegel String Quartet, Radio 2, Eastman, Champ d’Action, Study centre for Flemish music, Youth and Music Antwerp, Sabbattini and the Flemish Architecture Institute.
  • Yearly renewal of collaborations with foreign training programmes and conservatories including deSingel, Toneelhuis, deFilharmonie, De Tijd, Opera van Vlaanderen, Eastman, Piano’s Maene, Jazz Middelheim, VRT, International Opera Academy and Rataplan, among others.
  • Read more about the exeptional architecture of our building here

Expertise in physical therapy and prevention 

In recent years, the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp has developed an expertise in medical guidance for Dance and Music students.

It should come as no surprise that professional dancing presents challenges to dancers’ bodies. But musicians also have to deal with strain injuries more often than you think. They always occur at inopportune moments and in busy periods such as just before or during exams, concerts or performances. It is therefore very important that our students learn how to deal with the physical strain on their bodies.

An investigation into ‘the prevention and treatment of strain injuries’ among our dance and music students led to the adjustment of our training programmes, raising awareness, providing advice and specialized guidance of students.

In other words, forewarned is forearmed. And what if something happens to go wrong? Thanks to our in-house physical therapy centre, help is close at hand. You can even go there in your socks. Furthermore, you are monitored throughout your studies.

 

Campus RCA

Accommodation

There is no specific student home for music students, the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp does not provide his own student housing. Rooms and flats, however, are available in various price categories (starting from approx. € 250 /month). For addresses and information, you can contact KOTWEB

Student life

A usefull website is: www.gate15.be/en/home. Providing various information for students living, studying en leisure in the city of Antwerp.  Sphinx, our very own conservatoire student council and party-comitée organises social activities and parties for students. You can follow them on their facebookpage. Anna Heuer Hansen, a danish dance student at the conservatoire made this short film about her life studying in Antwerp. 

Social services

Social Services Hogeschool Antwerpen and aims at meeting the needs of all College students. Here students are welcome for help with social problems, work, psychosocial support and accommodation.
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