Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Philosophy of Art1017/2173/2122/1/42
Study guide

Philosophy of Art

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    • Conducting
    • Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    • Composition
    • Conducting
    • Instrumental/Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Goossens Dimitri
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


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


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

4.1 The student has extensive knowledge of the broader cultural and (musical) historical context and can use this in his or her artistic practice.
The student can articulate his or her insights into the meaning and uniqueness of art and art forms.
The student can articulate his or her insights into questions relating to art as an historical-cultural process and event.
The student can formulate a personal and substantiated response to basic questions from the philosophy of art.
4.2 The student has acquired a critical and inquiring attitude.
The student has acquired an understanding of the critical questions in the arts in general and music in particular, both on an aesthetic as well as a cultural-social level .
The student is able to critically indicate in a general sense the historical changes in performance practice and productively use this for thinking about his or her own practice.
The student is able to read, understand and interpret basic texts independently and from a critical and philosophical starting point.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearKnowledge test100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00