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Degree course in MUSICOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES (Codice 2191)
Curriculum\Profile description: PERFORMING ARTS (LM-45)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2016/2017
School:
  • SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Class:
  • Musicology and musical heritage (LM-45)
  • Performing arts and multimedia production (LM-65)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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Specific objectives: The interclass degree in Musicology and Performance Studies provides in-depth historical and theoretical knowledge of music, theater, cinema, their relationships and the ways of their spread. It also provides adequate competence in the literary, philosophical, psychological and sociological, economic and computer subjects, completing the preparation of students in an interdisciplinary perspective. Computer science subjects focus namely on music, sound production, image processing and multimedia products. The course aims to train students able to carry out independently original research and professional activities in the fields of disciplines characterizing the two degree classes. Students will deepen the competences acquired, with respect to musicology, ethnomusicology, theater, performing arts, cinema and audiovisual media. They will also acquire theoretical and practical advanced skills on the ways and forms of traditional and high-tech digital live performing arts (music and theater) such as multimedia installations technological theater, as well as similar experience about the ways and forms of audiovisual, film, television and multimedia online and off-line products. They will acquire computer skills and management skills; with respect to these latter, the course combines musicological disciplines of common interest for the two degree classes (L-ART/07: History of musical theater and Civilization of the song), with the teachings of theater and cinema history (L-ART / 05 and L-ART / 06: drama, urban theatrical staging, acting theories and techniques, Practices of film and audiovisual direction). Among the specific literary area, the course privileges the field of ancient literature and theater (L-FIL-LET/02), for the remarkable points of contact with several key moments in the history of music and theater and in relation to the specific tradition of studies of this University. As for related knowledge, the course provides Informatics teachings (ING-INF / 05) and other teachings related to performing arts organization and production (SECS-P/10), to deepen the basic knowledge already acquired in the 1st cycle degree. The organization and production teaching is accompanied by a internship, useful to increase technical and practical skills. Internship is an important element of contact with the professional world, namely with professions related to performing arts. The course also provides additional language skills. The above objectives are achieved through: -the use of lectures and seminars and the subsequent verification of skills acquired both in class and during individual study through written and/or oral examinations; - the possible preparation of written texts or literature searches; - - the participation in workshops and internships; - the preparation of a written final paper, considered an essential moment of a personal elaboration of the acquired knowledge and methods. Making judgments: Graduates must have sufficient independent judgment and critical and methodological tools appropriate to undertake autonomously new and original research. Such abilities are specifically developed and tested during the preparation of the final examination paper. Communication skills: Graduates must be able to communicate in a clear and understandable way, in a foreign language to, to specialists as well as those who do not possess specific skills, concepts and ideas (even complex ones) in the field of musicology, ethnomusicology and of theater and multimedia show. Communication skills are developed and assessed through class discussion, especially during seminars; they are also verified at the time of the examinations. Learning skills: Graduates must have developed the learning skills necessary to continue, with autonomy and awareness, their musicological and ethnomusicological studies. Learning skills are developed through individual critical reasoning on the themes, materials and texts discussed during lectures and seminars; through appropriate bibliographical and methodological suggestions; Finally they are assessed through each examination (written or oral) and in particular during the preparation of the final dissertation, conducted under the guidance of a teacher.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Musicologist Functions: Expert in the disciplines of music Skills: - Research in the field of musicology; - Musical and Dissemination and communication; - Promotional activities and organization in the field of music; - Design and management of projects in the field of conservation and restoration of musical heritage. Professional opportunities: self-employment; journalism; -functions of responsibility in specialized publishing, opera theaters, concert associations, radio and television, public and private companies operating in the field, conservation and restoration of musical heritage, cultural dissemination and communication Profile: Ethnomusicologist Functions: Expert of oral tradition musical repertoires; Expert of non-European musical repertoires Skills: - research in ethnomusicology; - Research, cataloging and digital processing of material (written sources, tools etc.) and intangible (oral sources) musical heritage; - Design and management of projects for the study and preservation of folk and ethnic music traditions; - Musical and cultural dissemination and communication; - Promotional activities and musical organization. Professional opportunities: - self-employment; - journalism; -functions of responsibility in specialized publishing, opera theaters, concert associations, radio and television, public and private companies operating in the field, musical dissemination and communication, study and preservation of folk and ethnic music traditions. Profile: Music and/or theatre critic Functions: - music or theatre Criticism on daily and/or specialist press (including online press); - Preparation of concert programs - writing press releases and other communication materials Skills: - music and/or theatre dissemination and communication activities - promotion activities, critical evaluation and orientation in the field of Opportunities: self-employment; journalism; responsibility position in the field of radio, television, the web; cultural dissemination and communication Profile: Artistic Secretary Functions: He/she assists the conductor in an opera house or concert institution. Skills: in-depth theoretical and historical musical knowledge; familiarity with the operation of an orchestra under the artistic and organizational point of view; Knowledge of the legislation and the employment contract. Professional opportunities: opera theatres; concert associations; foundations working in the field of music and opera. Profile: Expert in organizational and project management of theatre and multimedia events Functions: planning and organization of radio, television, film and theater productions, and the relevant promotion. Skills: Design and management of theatre, film and multimedia events. Copywriting and multimedia copywriting; writing of historical-critical texts and multimedia products. Professional opportunities: Self-employment. public bodies employing professionals in the fields of theater, cinema, multimedia show and multimedia promotional campaigns. Private companies operating in the field of communication and entertainment. Highly qualified staff in theatre institutions. Highly qualified staff in film studios and audiovisual production. Staff in museums and multimedia archives.
Final examination features
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For the Degree class LM-45 – “Musicology”, the final examination consists of the discussion of a written paper related to a musicology issue, agreed with a professor of the course; during the examination, candidates should demonstrate their acquisition of specialist competences, as well as their knowledge and their ability to use the research methodology and tools, and their critical reasoning skills. For the Degree class LM-65-Performing arts studies, the final examination might consist not only of a written paper, but also of a multimedia online or offline product, with possible synergies with live performances. The final paper might be a project or a product of multimedia archive and analysis. Through the dissertation, students must show they have acquired specialist knowledge and skills and possess advanced reasoning skills. The Degree Course will produce specific regulations for the final examination, in accordance with the format defined by the University of Palermo.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
18402 - MUSIC AND THEATRE CULTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE course specifications ANDO' (CU) 6.0 1 V B L-FIL-LET/02
18403 - PERFORMING ARTS ORGANISATION AND PRODUCTION - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications GIAMBRONE (PC) 6.0 1 V C SECS-P/10
18427 - RESEARCH TOOLS AND REPERTORIES TEDESCO (PA) 12.0 1 V
RESEARCH TOOLS AND METHODS TEDESCO (PA) 6.0 B L-ART/07
TOOLS AND REPERTORIES: SONG CIVILISATION PRIVITERA (PO) 6.0 B L-ART/07
17332 - HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE TEDESCO (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ART/07
18406 - CINEMA AND TELEVISION DIRECTION PRACTICES course specifications SCHEMBRI (RU) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/06
Optional subjects 12.0 B
Optional subjects II 6.0 C


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
12355 - KNOWLEDGE OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 6.0 1 G F
13321 - AESTHETICS OF NEW MEDIA course specifications DI STEFANO (PA) 6.0 1 V B M-FIL/04
14184 - INTERNSHIP 3.0 1 G F
18424 - THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF ACTING course specifications SICA (PA) 12.0 1 V B L-ART/05
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 2 G E
Optional subjects III 6.0 B
Free subjects 12.0 D


Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
16341 - THEATRICAL AND URBAN STAGING course specifications ISGRO' (PQ) 12.0 1 V B L-ART/05
18423 - DRAMATURGY - ADVANCED COURSE AMOROSO (PQ) 12.0 1 V B L-ART/05


Optional subjects II credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
17997 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION course specifications SORCE (PC) 6.0 2 V C ING-INF/05
18404 - MUSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications CHELLA (PO) 6.0 2 V C ING-INF/05


Optional subjects III credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
18440 - MATERIAL CULTURE OF THEATRE - ADVANCED COURSE 6.0 1 V B L-ART/05
18441 - ORGANISATION AND ECONOMICS OF THEATRE AMOROSO (PQ) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/05


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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