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

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2020/2021
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, of their mutual relationships and of the ways they are disseminated. It also provides adequate competence in the literary, philosophical, economic subjects, completing the preparation of students in an interdisciplinary perspective. The course trains students able to carry out independently original research and professional activities in the fields of disciplines characterizing the two degree classes, from teaching to media stusied, to cultural organisation and management. 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 and 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 also acquire management skills The educational programme provides students of both curricula with the knowledge required for the two degree classes (interclass), however the second year focuses specifically on one of the two learning areas (Musicology / Entertainment). To deepen the theoretical-practical knowledge in the field of class-specific subjects, the course combines musicological disciplines of common interest to the two degree classes (L-ART / 07: History and didactics of musical theater and Poetry and image), to teachings related to the History of theater and cinema (L-ART / 05 and L-ART / 06: Theories and techniques of acting, Practices of cinematographic and audiovisual direction, Theories of cinema). There is also a teaching related to research methodology. Among the class specific subjects in the literary field, the field of English literature and theater has been privileged (L-LIN/10), not only for the value that the English theatrical tradition has in the history of European civilization, but also for the possibility of dealing with contemporary rewrites of this tradition in various English-speaking countries. As for related disciplines, the teaching of Organization and production of the show (SECS-P/10), provides the necessary skills to fit into this professional field, while the teaching of the sector ICAR/14 (for the LM- class 65) is intended for theoretical reflection on space in cinema and theater. In the Musicology curriculum, the teaching of Musical Pedagogy (M-PED/01) and Anthropology of Music (L-ART/08) reinforce the pedagogical and anthropological knowledge already acquired in the 1st cycle course, in line with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree 616/2010 on access to teaching competition classes. A curricular internship is foreseen, useful for expanding technical and practical skills. The internship activities are in fact an important element of contact with the labour market and the professions related to perfroming 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, under the guidance of a supervising professorm considered an essential moment of 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
19963 - RESEARCH TOOL AND METHODS course specifications TEDESCO (PA) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/07
20691 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B2 course specifications 6.0 1 G F
21084 - MUSIC AND IMAGE - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications PRIVITERA (PO) 12.0 Yearly V
MUSIC AND IMAGE - MODULE A TUFANO (PA) 6.0 B L-ART/07
MUSIC AND IMAGE - MODULE B PRIVITERA (PO) 6.0 B L-ART/07
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) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/07
21089 - CINEMA THEORIES - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications CERVINI (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ART/06


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 15.0 1 G E
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
18423 - DRAMATURGY - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications SICA (PA) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/05
19726 - SPACES AND PLACES IN CINEMA AND THEATRE TAGLIANI (AR) 6.0 1 V C ICAR/14
07041 - HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF AUDIO-VISUAL LANGUAGES SCHEMBRI (RU) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/06
19727 - THEATRE LITERATURE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE course specifications DI MAIO (PA) 6.0 2 V B L-LIN/10
Free subjects 12.0 D




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