Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
T +32 3 244 18 00 - F +32 3 238 90 17
Embodiment 131505/1900/2021/1/23
Study guide

Embodiment 1

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
Co-ordinator: Llaurens Anouk
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

With each new intake of students , the Masters programme will begin with an intensive exchange among the students, mentors and coordinator about the students‘ existing as well as envisioned practices. This exchange will be followed by a symposium. The theme of the symposium and the module will change each year.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates his/her bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Challenges and re-contextualizes aquired techniques and methods.
Defines and expands tools and methodologies by engaging in embodied reserach.
Starts to build an embodied archive of knowledge.
Articulates embodied consciousness

Course content

With each new intake of students, the Masters programme will begin with an intensive exchange among the students, mentors and coordinator about the students‘ existing as well as envisioned practices.

During the intensive week, the embodied practice in a workshop environment will be informed and supported by contextualization of the subject to encourage and challenge personal perspectives.

Embodiment 1 will provide an environment for the group to develop a sense of shared embodied practice facilitated by a teacher, as well as differentiating and sharing the embodied practices each student brings in and/or wants to develop during their studies.

This course lays the foundations for identifying one’s embodied practices and habits and relating them to the ones of others. Students will try the practices proposed by the teacher and share their own practices and ideas with the others. Each student documents and reflects on the experiences and results of this workshop in a written and/or visual (drawing, photo, video) assignment. Its word count resp. exact form is determined by the teacher. This documentation and reflection will become part of the individual portfolios that each students starts in module 1.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis40,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours110,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearReflection assignment20,00
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)80,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment50,00
2nd examination periodReflection assignment50,00

Evaluation (text)

Assessment methods will include:
- Permanent evaluation artistic (85%)
- Reflection assignment (15%)

Assessment methods 2nd exam period will include:
- Assessment artistic (50%)
- Reflection assignment (50%)

The student must always be present during the modules for this course unit.
During these modules, permanent evaluation takes place. This permanent evaluation counts towards the realization of the entire examination mark for this course unit.
If the student is unlawfully absent for more than 1/5th of the modules, they will receive 0/20 for the part 'permanent evaluation'.

Conditions for legitimate absence:
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
 A previously requested absence, approved by the artistic coordinator.