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Bachelor exam part 3 Research paper34214/1914/2021/1/75
Study guide

Bachelor exam part 3 Research paper

34214/1914/2021/1/75
Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
Co-ordinator: Marinus Tuur
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch
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: This course unit is eligible for compensation according to the compensated fail criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 180,00 hours

Caution

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

Short description

In Portfolio 3 (Bachelor exam part 3) the research essay, that the students are asked to deliver, offers students a final and substantial exercise in formulating a precise research question, that needs to have a clear relationship to their own solo and group dance creations.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Obtained credits for Portfolio 1 and Portfolio 2.  
If the credits are not obtained, Portfolio 1 and 2 must be obtained together with Bachelor exam - research paper.

Learning outcomes (list)

Comprehends historical and current cultural and social frameworks
Critically reflects on own artistic practice within a broader historical and contemporary artistic context
Critically reflects upon own artistic practice to situate and engage within diverse social and artistic contexts
Defines and articulates own research and explores it through both theoretical and artistic processes both in spoken and written word
Defines and articulates own research and explores it through both theoretical and artistic processes both in spoken and written word
Investigates, digests and engages in current arts research
Incorporates correct use of citation and bibliographical referencing
Shares research, and departure from a research question in a clear and well structured text
Demonstrates verbal and written articulacy in communicating own ideas
Contributes to a critical and constructive dialogue with peers about artistic research
Clearly communicates area of research and methods of research
Has self-discipline, organizational self-reliance and entrepreneurial skills to sustain and develop own artistic practice
Demonstrates self-management and entrepreneurial skills to sustain and develop own artistic practice
Demonstrates the capacity to manage an extended timeline to achieve an end product
Enters into constructive dialogue with peers and tutors concerning research interests

Course content

The final artistic project for the Bachelor Exam presents an opportunity to integrate knowledge, skills, experience, interests and questions into an ongoing research throughout the final year. It consists of three elements: research paper, group choreography and solo choreography.

Portfolio is an ongoing course from year 1 to 3 that provides students with tools to embrace, research and analyse their own artistic identity in relation to the dance field. Main activities are listening, reading, writing, discussing and visualising. In the Portfolio writing and analysing classes, personal writing (manifesto, movement diary, blog review) is combined with analytical writing, starting with newspaper review writing in the 1st year, going into defining a research question and essay writing in the 2nd year, ending with a research paper about their own artistic creation in the 3rd year. Emphasis is on ways of defining, clarifying, and arguing their points of view.

In the Portfolio Atlas classes, students are prompted to contextualize their artistic practice by placing it in a network of references. While stimulating this contextual awareness, throughout the three Bachelor years the students are stimulated to bring some of their artistic topics and themes into clear focus, as to be able to embark on a more in depth research, both in their artistic practice as in their artistic research. With a series of tasks, the students are asked to start externalizing parts of their artistic visions, ideas, and aspirations. The two branches (the Atlas-class and the writing-class) both guide the students to develop an articulated approach towards a defined research area of their own interest.

In Portfolio 3 the research essay that the students are asked to deliver offers students a final and substantial exercise in formulating a precise research question, that needs to have a clear relationship to their own solo and group dance creations.

This embodied research practice functions as a pre- or post dramaturgy of their creation, situating it in the broader dance field and dance criticism field. In order to develop this, the students learn next to defining a research topic, how to research it, how to structure the contents of their text, how to insert personal reflections in an academic writing style and how to quote, paraphrase and refer to sources.

Working field orientation within this course enables students to learn about relevant organisations, subsidy procedures and networks that currently exist and situate themselves within these for their future career development.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Collaborative learning10,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials10,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours160,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearGraduation assignment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodGraduation assignment100,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must always be present during the lessons for this course unit.
During these lessons, 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 lessons, 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