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Masterproject32846/2171/2122/1/13
Study guide

Masterproject

32846/2171/2122/1/13
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 5
    Specialisation:
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
  • Master in Dance
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 15 credits
Co-ordinator: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
Other teaching staff: De Smedt Christine, De Soto Gutierrez Olga
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1 or Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 () or 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 450,00 hours

Caution

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

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

The Master Project will follow the student throughout the whole trajectory of the Master Dance. Although this is mostly an individual process, the programme has provided tools to support, develop and create the Master Project in conversation with mentors, peers and the Master Dance team. The notions, methods and practices shared in the previous modules are implemented into the outcomes proposed by the student.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates his/her bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Applies tools achieved in the Master programme and integrates it into their artistic research
Processes and digest feedback translating it into practice developing own research trajectory
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
2. Organizes a sustainable artistic practice to expand the embodied practice.
The final output expresses their embodied knowlege and it communicates clearly to the audience
Applies tools achieved in the Master programme and integrates it into their artistic research
Translates embodied knowledge into a performative and written output that is coherent to their artistic research
Processes and digest feedback translating it into practice developing own research trajectory
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
3. Reflects and investigates on questions and experiential knowledge in order to deepen their artistic practice.
Applies tools achieved in the Master programme and integrates it into their artistic research
Translates embodied knowledge into a performative and written output that is coherent to their artistic research
Processes and digest feedback translating it into practice developing own research trajectory
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
Assess and choose relevant artistic and theoretical sources and relates them into own artistic research
4. Shares the embodied craftsmanship within the artistic field.
The final output expresses their embodied knowlege and it communicates clearly to the audience
Translates embodied knowledge into a performative and written output that is coherent to their artistic research
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
5. Builds, through dialogue and transmission, a sustainable practice in an artistic environment.
The final output expresses their embodied knowlege and it communicates clearly to the audience
Applies tools achieved in the Master programme and integrates it into their artistic research
Processes and digest feedback translating it into practice developing own research trajectory
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
Assess and choose relevant artistic and theoretical sources and relates them into own artistic research
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed his/her practice and position him/herself accordingly.
Translates embodied knowledge into a performative and written output that is coherent to their artistic research
Processes and digest feedback translating it into practice developing own research trajectory
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
Organises, manages and produces the final presentation of the Master project independently but in efficient cooperation.
Assess and choose relevant artistic and theoretical sources and relates them into own artistic research
8. Cconstructs, through translation to and interaction with society, a developing practice.
The final output expresses their embodied knowlege and it communicates clearly to the audience
Translates embodied knowledge into a performative and written output that is coherent to their artistic research
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
9. Invests, through resonating within the socio-political and economic climate, in the reciprocal relationship between his/her artistic practice and society.
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form upon own embodied artistic practice challenging their role as an artist in society
Delivers a written output in which the artistic practice, work process and the artistic research are illuminated and presented in a critical, original and consistent way.
Assess and choose relevant artistic and theoretical sources and relates them into own artistic research

Course content

The Master project will follow the student throughout the whole trajectory of the MA Dance. Although this is mostly an individual process, the programme has provided tools to support, develop and create the Master project in conversation with mentors, peers and the Ma team. The notions, methods and practices shared in the previous modules are implemented into the outcomes proposed by the student.

The Master project course will be guided by teacher-artist(s) coming from different backgrounds. In the first working period, students will share collectively and individually their Master projects, presenting a first try-out of their outcomes guided by the tutor. At this point in their trajectory, we expect students to present, perform and elaborate their embodied artistic research on both a physical and cognitive level, yet still with time to develop it until the Master Jury. In the final working period, the tutor will guide students individually and collectively for their Master project presentations.

The Master jury will take place for all students at the end of programme. The individual embodied artistic research carried out throughout the whole trajectory will be evaluated by a panel of internal and external jury, and it will be presented in 3 outcomes: an oral presentation, where the student will present their research project and have a dialogue with the jury; a written component, where the student elaborates their research and the theoretical framework that supports the artistic practice and is contextualised and critically reflected upon; and a performative event , where the student presents their embodied artistic research in dialogue with their research questions and written component. Through these three components, the student demonstrates an embodied knowledge, independent thought and originality in their accomplishment of competences and learning objectives. A detailed description of this course and the outcomes can be found in the Vademecum.

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • See Trotter (study guide)
  • See Vademecum
  • Every student must have a laptop for blended learning (online and offline classes)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis90,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours360,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearGraduation assignment100,00
Semester 1Graduation assignment100,00

Evaluation (text)

The master project the student demonstrates that they have acquired all the relevant learning objectives. The master project  is assessed with the following weights:

Written component 30%
Performative event 60%
Oral presentation 10%

The student must present all three outcomes in order to pass this subject.