MOOC launchNews January 28, 2019
Free online course: Artistic Research in Music - an Introduction
A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is a free online course available for anyone to enroll. The Orpheus Institute has launched its first MOOC on Artistic Research in Music today. The course offers an introduction to the most relevant research tools, techniques and methodologies as well as the key concepts of artistic research in music.
MOOC facts & figures:
- 21 speakers (Orpheus researchers and guests)
- 60 videos (knowledge clips, interviews and more)
- 400 minutes of video
- 6 assessments and 6 practical assignments
- 1000+ people have already enrolled
Artistic Research in Music – an Introduction is a free online course which will run for 12 weeks with a new module being released every two weeks. It is expected for a learner to spend 3 to 4 hours of effort per week. By the end of the course, through completing the assignments, learners will effectively have produced a complete research proposal. The course is open to everyone and is flexible to follow at your own pace.
Structure of the course:
- Introduction to Artistic Research in Music (28 January)
- Finding focus: articulating questions, topics and objectives (11 February)
- Scoping and locating the project (25 February)
- Methodology (11 March)
- Negotiating with theory, creating a discourse (25 March)
- Documentation, dissemination and returning research to practice (8 April)
In following the course and completing the assessments, you will:
- Learn about the key concepts of artistic research in music.
- Refine potential research questions and lines of development in your own practice.
- Learn about some of the most relevant research tools, techniques and methodologies, and consider how these might relate to your work.
- Learn how not to be afraid of theory! Instead, you will understand how it can be a vital tool in developing a coherent understanding of the context and potential of your artistic practice.
- Learn how to develop a coherent reflective approach to expanding your practice.
- Understand the range and potential of different modes of presenting your work and thought.
By the end of this course, through completing the assignments of this course you will effectively have produced a complete research proposal.