Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Music and Literature 2349/3084/2324/1/36
Study guide

Music and Literature 2

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental/Vocal Studies
In other study programme:
  • Aanvullende opleiding Koninklijk Conservatorium as Music and Literature 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Bollen Koen
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
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


previously registered for Music and Literature 1.

Educational organisation (text)

Seminars with prepared assignments.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student makes music in an artistic project in a creative manner.
The student can apply Lied and opera texts to the music keeping in mind the productions of that academic year.
2.1 The student has thoroughly mastered musical parameters and structures.
The student has knowledge of the theoretical background of the opera and Lieder which are studied in the academic year.
2.3 The student can process musical structures through analysis and interpretation.
The student can independently analyse Lieder and opera texts (which are dealt with this academic year), and can interpret and convey them to a group.
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 has knowledge of the historical background of opera and Lied (which are dealt with this academic year).
The student can place the texts from the Lied and opera repertoire (which are dealt with this academic year) in a general cultural-historic context.
The student can compare the texts from the music repertoire with the literary source.

Course content

Read the Vademecum
Using one or more specific cases, Lieder and opera texts or an opera performance will be analysed and linked with the music.

With the help of concrete examples of cross-pollination between music and literature, students will receive further introduction into the interpretation and meaning of literary texts which form the basis of a composition.

The course will attempt to assess correlations between music and literature. For this a special focus will be placed on Lieder and opera. Texts will be placed in their general cultural and historical framework and collectively analysed. For the poetry texts, advice on translation, analysis and interpretation will be provided. For opera libretti, shifts will be assessed with their literary source. The text will be analysed from a dramaturgical point of view and interpreted, bearing in mind the staging.

Study material (text): Mandatory

The required literature will be announced during the first lesson.

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 permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)50,00
Eerste examenperiodeProject assignment50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodProject assignment100,00