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Updating a previous email from Aaron Williamon about this particular course on offer, there is now the chance to attain a scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition fees for particularly outstanding students.
Scholarship applications and supporting material must be received by September 30 2011 and should include:
- A cover letter
- A project proposal
- A curriculum vitae
The project proposal (max 5 pages) should should address music and focus on a specific topic to be examined through the critical lens of in-depth and systematic investigation.
All applications must be submitted in English and decisions will be announced in October 2011. Please circulate this to any interested parties.
As well as attached pdfs on the Schaub Scholarship and the particulars of the MAS course, further information can also be found at www.artisticresearch.ch or by contacting Massimo Zicari ([log in to unmask]).
Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Research
Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
The MAS in Research is an internationally distinctive programme. Drawing on the expertise and facilities of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana – Scuola Universitaria di Musica and the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, students will develop a robust understanding of artistic enquiry, while gaining the critical and analytical skills necessary to conduct independent research. The programme challenges students to examine the arts (and their art) through the critical lens of in-depth and systematic investigation, and to engage with key facets of research design, methodology, and data analysis and interpretation.
The MAS will be aimed primarily at performing artists and teachers within the performing arts, although candidates from other artistic and scientific disciplines will be considered for entry. It will provide rigorous training in areas that span the content of programmes elsewhere, from quantitative to qualitative methodologies, conceptual to empirical enquiry, historical to contemporary practice. In particular, students will take the following core modules:
Research aims, design and methods (10 credits)
Research reporting and presentation (10 credits)
Trends in artistic research (10 credits)
Research project and dissertation (30 credits)
For further information, see www.artisticresearch.ch or email Massimo Zicari ([log in to unmask]).