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

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
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, theatre, 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, theatre, performing arts, cinema and audio-visual 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 theatre) such as multimedia installations technological theatre, as well as similar experience about the ways and forms of audio-visual, 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 theatre and Civilization of the song), with the teachings of theatre and cinema history (L-ART / 05 and L-ART / 06: drama, urban theatrical staging, acting theories and techniques, Practices of film and audio-visual direction). Among the specific literary area, the course privileges the field of ancient literature and theatre (L-FIL-LET/02), for the remarkable points of contact with several key moments in the history of music and theatre 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 an 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 methodologies.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Musicologist Functions: Graduates of this course, experts in the disciplines of music, are capable of carrying out the following activities: - Research in the field of musicology; - Musical promotion and communication; - Promotional and organization in activities the field of music; - Design and management of projects in the field of conservation and restoration of musical heritage. They can work independently as well as collaborate in public or private organisations such as concert and theatre institutions, festivals, press offices. Skills: - historical-critical knowledge of different musical languages, of their production context and their social role - ability to carry out historical research in the field of musicology - ability to use relevant bibliographic sources - ability to evaluate and organize data obtained during research - ability to write a text on a musical topic for experts and non-experts. Professional opportunities: Private practice; journalism; responsibility functions in specialized publishing, opera houses, concert associations, radio and television, public and private companies, conservation and restoration of musical heritage, dissemination and cultural communication . Profile: Ethnomusicologist Functions: Graduates, as experts of oral tradition musical repertoires and non-European musical repertoires, are able to perform the following tasks: - ethnomusicology research; - research, cataloguing and digital processing of material musical assets (written sources, instruments, etc.) and intangible(oral sources); - design and management of projects in the field of study and conservation of popular and ethnic musical traditions; - dissemination and musical and cultural communication activities; - musical promotion and organization activities. They can work independently as well as collaborate within public or private organisations such as concert and theatre institutions, foundations, ethno-anthropological museums, festivals, press offices. Skills: To carry out the activities associated with his professional profile, graduates will use the following knowledge, skills and competences: - historical-critical knowledge of European and non-European musical languages and of the relevant civilisations; - ability to carry out field research in the ethno-musicological field - ability to use relevant bibliographic sources - ability to evaluate and organize data obtained during research - ability to draw up an ethnomusicological text for experts and non-experts. Professional opportunities: Private practice; journalism; responsibility functions in specialized publishing, radio and television, public and private companies operating in the sector, dissemination and musical communication, study and conservation of popular and ethnic musical traditions. Profile: Music and/or theatrical critic Functions: Graduates are able to perform the following tasks: - dissemination and musical and/or theatrical communication activities; - promotion, critical evaluation and guidance in music and theatre; - musical or theatrical criticism in the daily and/or specialized press (also online press); - drafting of room programs; - preparation of press releases, brochures and other communication materials, on social networks too. Skills: To carry out the activities associated with the profession of music and/or theatre critic, the graduate will use the following knowledge, skills and competences: - ability to write texts on music issues - ability to evaluate artistic performances, comparing them with already known others - ability to formulate a judgment addressed to a specialist or non-specialist public. Professional opportunities: Private practice; journalism; responsibility functions in radio, television and web; cultural dissemination and communication Profile: Artistic Secretary Functions: Assistant to the conductor in an opera theatre or concert institution. Skills: in-depth theoretical and historical musical knowledge; knowledge of the functioning of an orchestra under the artistic and organizational perspective; knowledge of the relevant legislation and the employment contract. Professional opportunities: Opera houses; Concert associations; Foundations operating in the field of music and opera. Profile: Expert in organizational and project management of theatrical and multimedia events Functions: Graduates can usually perform the following tasks: - design and organize a broadcast, film and theatre production - take care of its promotion - draft advertising texts including multimedia ones - prepare historical-critical texts, including multimedia ones. Skills: To carry out the activities associated with the professional profile, graduates will use the following knowledge, skills and competences: - knowledge of the history of theatre, cinema and audio-visual media - knowledge of the main cinematographic techniques - knowledge of legislation and regulations in the field of theatrical organization - ability to write theatrical subject texts - ability to produce multimedia material Professional opportunities: Private practice. Public bodies employing professionals in the theatre, cinema and entertainment sectors, as well as in multimedia show and multimedia promotional campaigns. Private companies operating in the communication and entertainment sector. Highly qualified staff in theatre or film studios and audio-visual productions. Museum and multimedia archives staff.
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
18403 - PERFORMING ARTS ORGANISATION AND PRODUCTION - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications GIAMBRONE (PC) 6.0 1 V C SECS-P/10
19731 - MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE course specifications PRIVITERA (PO) 12.0 1 V
MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE (MODULE A) TUFANO (PA) 6.0 B L-ART/07
MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE (MODULE B) PRIVITERA (PO) 6.0 B L-ART/07
19963 - RESEARCH TOOL AND METHODS course specifications TEDESCO (PA) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/07
20700 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS LABORATORY - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B2 course specifications 6.0 1 G F
07041 - HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF AUDIO-VISUAL LANGUAGES course specifications SCHEMBRI (RU) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/06
08896 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC course specifications BONANZINGA (PO) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/08
18424 - THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF ACTING course specifications SICA (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ART/05
20418 - HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE AND MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHING METHODOLOGY course specifications TEDESCO (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ART/07


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
14184 - INTERNSHIP 3.0 1 G F
15836 - BYZANTINE MUSIC AND CHRISTIAN EAST MUSIC course specifications GAROFALO (RU) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/08
19727 - THEATRE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE course specifications DI MAIO (PA) 6.0 1 V B L-LIN/10
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 2 G E
18405 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SOUND PERCEPTION course specifications CALI' (PA) 6.0 2 V B M-FIL/04
Optional subjects 6.0 C
Free subjects 12.0 D


Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
20698 - MUSICAL PAEDAGOGY - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications MIGNOSI (PA) 6.0 1 V C M-PED/01
03093 - MUSICAL AESTHETICS course specifications MISURACA (RU) 6.0 2 V C L-ART/07
03189 - MUSICAL PHILOLOGY course specifications COLLISANI (PC) 6.0 2 V C L-ART/07


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