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Resp. Hubert Eiholzer
Uff 157C

Conservatorio della
Svizzera italiana
Palazzina DR
Via Canevascini 5
CH-6900 Lugano
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email: Hubert Eiholzer


Master of Arts in Artistic Research

The Master in Artistic Research is an intensive three-semester degree aimed at performing artists and teachers within the performing arts as well as students from other artistic and scientific disciplines with a strong interest in the arts.

The Master in Artistic Research is an intensive three-semester degree aimed at performing artists and teachers within the performing arts as well as students from other artistic and scientific disciplines with a strong interest in the arts. It introduces students to a range of current methodologies and approaches in research in and on the arts. The main teaching and coursework is done in the first two semesters while the third is reserved for completion of assessed work in collaborative or individual research.

Objectives 

The Master in Artistic Research aims to equip students with the necessary skills for research in the arts in which knowledge of research methods and techniques would be an advantage. In this way, the Master aims to provide a bridge from any bachelor and master degrees involving the arts into a programme of research such that students will learn to work autonomously on the subject area of their research preparing them for work on larger research projects or on a PhD. Students will achieve this goal by participating in ongoing projects, or by investigating their own research question under the supervision of a senior researcher.

Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of research designs.

  • Capacity to frame research proposals rigorously and lucidly and to realise the goals of one’s project through the use of appropriate methods.

  • Capacity for critical analysis and evaluation of one’s outcomes.

  • Capacity to document, analyse and summarise one’s project final outcomes and to communicate them clearly for different audiences.

Prospects 

Upon completion of the Master, students will have learned to work autonomously on the subject area of their research. This will prepare them for work on larger research projects either within cultural institutions committed in the development of research in the arts, or on a PhD.

Course directors

  • Dr. Hubert Eiholzer (Head of research and vice director of Scuola universitaria di Musica del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana)

  • Dr. Ruth Hungerbühler (Head of research at Accademia Tearo Dimitri)