Bachelor of Arts in music and movement

The Bachelor of Arts in music and movement is based on the active, artistic teaching style developed by the Swiss musician and educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze.   The teaching is delivered by the HEM, working closely with the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze.

Study plan

Abréviations :
e = 
marked exam
p = attendance (proven attendance compulsory)
rs = internship report
ce = co-assessment
A1, A2, etc. = first, second year, etc.
S1, S2, etc. = second term, etc.

This is the only Bachelor’s course at the HEM that bestows a professional qualification.  Indeed, obtaining this qualification entitles the holder to work as a teacher of rhythm in state primary schools and nurseries, subject to additional pedagogical training at the ‘Haute École de Pédagogie’ (HEP) or the ‘Institut Universitaire de Formation des Enseignants’ (IUFE).  Moreover, this BA is the pathway of choice to the Master’s in musical pedagogy in the Music in schools and Jaques-Dalcroze Rhythm areas of study.

To prepare the students for their professional lives, significant emphasis is placed on applied pedagogy, in the context of teaching in state schools and music schools.

The studies require a significant personal investment, with twenty hours of lessons per week, spread between the instrumental apprenticeship (piano and improvisation) and the bodily one (technique of movement). 

The classes are held at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute, founded in 1915 by the Swiss composer and teacher Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. The flourishing of this school on an international scale, along with its involvement in research projects with a therapeutic, artistic or pedagogical goal, make it an exceptional and inspiring place. 

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