Online Education

Fourth run MOOC "Artistic Research in Music - an Introduction"

Nieuws 2 september 2021

13 September 2021 - 12 June 2022

The Orpheus Institute is happy to announce a fourth run of the MOOC on Artistic Research in Music on edX. The free online course will start again on 13 September 2021. Enrolment is already open.

Artistic Research in Music – an Introduction is a free online course that 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. Updated versions were released in September 2019 and September 2020.

A fourth run will launch on 13 September 2021 as a self-paced MOOC and will be available until 12 June 2022. '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 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
  • 5500+ 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.

The methodology, examples, and organisation of topics was clear, consistent, and beautiful. Artistic investigations are very interesting (articulation of theory and practice).
Mooc learner 2020
Although I'm an experienced researcher and practitioner I still found lots of fertile and stimulating material here.
MOOC learner 2021