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Research 1 (dance)32762/1900/2021/1/81
Study guide

Research 1 (dance)

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

Research 1 will focus on the input of past and current arts and dance research.

Learning outcomes (list)

3. Reflects and investigates on questions and experiential knowledge in order to deepen their artistic practice.
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form own embodied artistic research
Actively traces and processes a range of sources and methodologies related to current dance research
Translates theoretical and practical insights into own practice

Course content

Research 1 combines input of various research methodologies and their contexts with input on how to document and reflect research and embodied artistic practices for the student’s portfolio. Content will relate to specific research cases that focus on embodiment and dramaturgy as well as analysis, methodologies and documentation.
Students will be encouraged to reflect on the perspectives of the studied methods in relation to their own research question, with which they entered the course. Students will also introduce their research question to the group in a format of their choice, and receive initial feedback that focusses on how their research question can be shared more deeply.

Students document their process in their portfolio. This is a work- or logbook, in which students document and reflect on their research process. Furthermore, the written assignments from the other modules will be gathered here. It will be a continuous documentation tool, that incorporates a range of documentation processes, and especially challenges how academic artistic research can be documented and reflected.
The portfolio will be a container to reflect, develop, communicate and document in an articulated form own embodied artistic research. It can contain self-written descriptive, reflexive or analytical texts, drawings, photos etc. It is overarching the three subjects of the course and will contain materials that concern each subject. It provides each teacher with an insight into each students’ growing abilities to document and reflect on their artistic practices.
For the student, the portfolio provides a growing documentation of their process, which is used for the final portfolio that is part of the master project.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours105,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Academic yearPortfolio80,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodPortfolio100,00

Evaluation (text)

Assessment methods will include:
- Permanent evaluation artistic (20%)
- Portfolio (80%)

Assessment methods 2nd exam period will include:
- Portfolio (100%)

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.