Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Analysis - subsidiary course 193/3029/2324/1/59
Study guide

Analysis - subsidiary course 1

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 1
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Van Kerkhoven Joost
Other teaching staff: Eldem Umut, Prengels Steven, Senden Yves, Weytjens Stephan
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

2.1 The student masters the musical parameters and structures.
The student knows and has understanding of simple parameters (pitch, duration (length of notes), dynamics, tone colour (timbre) and placement) and composite parameters (melody, harmony, rhythm, meter, orchestration, texture, density and tessitura).
The student knows and recognises simple forms and structures using examples from the Classical period, and is capable of applying this knowledge to the primary and secondary parameters.
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student eliminates specific shortcomings and deficiences by independent study.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student can independently read a score, and understand and critically analyse it.
2.5b The student recognises musical material on hearing it.
The student can make a simple aural analysis without use of the score.
4.2 The student possesses the correct tools to carry out research.
The student marries up analytical skills with the course content and skills within the subject Research, and vice versa.

Course content

Read the vademecum.
Crucial to the course is the search for deeper connections and a correct understanding of the notated music; in this way, tools are provided that can lead to a meaningful interpretation and appreciation of a score.

- Teaching general basic concepts: musical parameters, standard forms, genres, rhetoric
- First introduction to different systems of analysis (classical form theory, function theory)
- Music literature mainly from Classicism
- Developing research skills

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • SENDEN, Yves, Reminder for those who want to arrive at a Synthesis in the course Analysis, eighth version, Antwerp, 2012
  • Writing Guide

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
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series80,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00