Mooc Third Run

Third run MOOC on Artistic Research in Music

News August 24, 2020

14 Sep. 2020 - 13 June 2021

The Orpheus Institute is happy to announce a third run of the MOOC on Artistic Research in Music. The free online course will start again on 14 September 2020.

Artistic Research in Music – an Introduction is a free online course which ran for the first time as an instructor-paced MOOC, with a new module being released every two weeks, from 28 January until 5 May 2019. A second updated run was available from 16 September 2019 until 14 June 2020, as a self-paced MOOC.

A third run will launch on 14 September 2020 again as a self-paced MOOC and will be available until 13 June 2021. 'Self-paced' means that all content will be available immediately.

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A great and inspiring course! Challenging and up to date. It made me reconsider some of the processes in my PhD work.
MOOC learner first run 28 Jan. - 5 May 2019

Facts & figures

  • 23 speakers (Orpheus researchers and guests)
  • 62 videos (knowledge clips, interviews and more)
  • 400+ minutes of video
  • 6 assessments and 6 practical assignments
  • 4000+ people have enrolled worldwide


Course Staff Orpheus Institute:

Jonathan Impett, Paulo de Assis, Tom Beghin, Catherine Laws and Luk Vaes.


Heloisa Amaral, Nicholas Brown, Marcel Cobussen, Nicolas Collins, Darla Crispin, Lucia D'Errico, Daniela Fantechi, George E. Lewis, Vincent Meelberg, Sally Jane Norman, Stefan Östersjö, Ian Pace, Juan Parra Cancino, Deniz Peters, Gertrud Sandqvist, Ellen Ugelvik, Cathy van Eck and Matthew Wright.


  1. Introduction to Artistic Research in Music
  2. Finding focus: articulating questions, topics and objectives
  3. Scoping and locating the project
  4. Methodology
  5. Negotiating with theory, creating a discourse
  6. Documentation, dissemination and returning research to practice

By the end of this course, through completing the assignments of this course you will effectively have produced a complete research proposal.

I have been able to explore new approaches and perspectives in my field that I had not considered before.
MOOC learner first run 28 Jan. - 5 May 2019
Very good introduction and explanation about Artistic Research, from different points of view and musical areas.
MOOC learner second run 16 Sep. 2019 - 14 June 2020
The methodology, examples, and organisation of topics was clear, consistent, and beautiful. Artistic investigations are very interesting (articulation of theory and practice).
MOOC learner second run 16 Sep. 2019 - 14 June 2020