Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Artist in society31489/3029/2324/1/38
Study guide

Artist in society

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    • Compostion
    • Instrumental / Vocal Studies
  • Bachelor of Education: Secondary Education – Music and Performing Arts (Shortened Programme)
    Programme option:
    • Drama
  • Bridging Programme Composition
  • Bridging Programme Conducting
  • Bridging Programme Instrumental
  • Bridging Programme Vocal
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Acting within Drama
    • Cabaret within Drama
    • Word-painting within Drama
  • Shortened trajectory Master of Arts & Education in Music and performing arts
    • Drama
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Teaching staff: Eysermans Ann, Hillaert Wouter, Malaise Jeroen
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: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

This course includes the following learning objectives:
The student broadens his or her perspective of the broader (socio-)artistic profession.
The student is aware of the complexity of the social context.
The student formulates a vision of the roles of the artist in the metropolitan context and positions him- or herself within this.
The student reflects on his or her own professional role as a member of society with certain responsibilities and shares these in creative and performative ways.

Course content

- cross-disciplinary introductory seminars with experts, on the role and place of art and artist in society

- activating group discussions
- focused exploration of the broader (socio-)artistic field
- creative and performative processing and presentation of one's own experiences and vision

1st semester: group lessons - reflection

1) Opening Lesson:
- practical arrangements and learning line
- introduction to portfolio
- ted-talk about 'artist in society'.
=> Portfolio assignment: choose an artistic hero in relation to society

2) Discussion lesson:
4 stimulating texts (2 NL - 2 ENG) discuss in groups.
=> Portfolio assignment: write down your vision in dialogue with one text.

3) 4 thematic sessions with guest speakers from the field
a. Theme session 1: participation & cocreation
b. Theme session 2: art education
c. Theme session 3: diversity & inclusion
d. Theme session 4: sustainability (SDGs)
=> Portfolio assignment: choose a salient statement from one of the speakers and briefly outline how you yourself relate to it

2nd semester:
field visits - practical exploration
At least 2 field visits, to be chosen from a range of 10 field visits in Antwerp.
=> Portfolio assignment: portray this organization from what appeals to you in it and give three personal insights about 'art and society' about your visit

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours
Workplace training and / or internship15,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment during the examination series30,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)70,00you must pass both parts to pass the whole course unit
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodReflection assignment during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Students will be assessed on their active participation in the seminars, and on the final performative reflection assignment:

Mandatory attendance at opening class
Attendance at at least 3 group lessons
Participation in at least 3 field visits
Final assignment at the end of May:
- final pitch of 5 minutes
- Preparation via 'helpdesk session' for students who wish to