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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: 2018/2019
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 relationships and the ways of their spread. It also provides adequate competence in the literary, philosophical, psychological and economic subjects, completing the preparation of students in an interdisciplinary perspective.. The course aims to train students able to carry out independently original research and professional activities in the fields characterizing the two classes, from teaching to the criticism of media, 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 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. With the objective to provide advanced theoretical-practical knowledge, the course combines musicological disciplines of common interest for the two degree classes (L-ART/07: History of musical theatre and Poetry, music, gesture), with teachings of theatre and cinema history (L-ART/05 and L-ART/06:, acting theories and techniques, Practices of film and audio-visual direction). Among the specific literary area, the course privileges the field of English literature and theatre (L-LIN/10), not only for the value of English theatre tradition in the history of European civilisation, but also for the possibility of analysing the contemporary re-writing of such tradition in various English-speaking Countries. As for related knowledge, the teaching of performing arts organization and production (SECS-P/10) provides the needed competences to fit in this professional area, while the teaching in SSD ICAR/14 aims at a theoretical investigation about space in cinema and theatre. 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. Foreign languages are provided in “further language skills” The above objectives are achieved through: - frontal teachings 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 supervisor, considered an essential moment of a personal elaboration of the acquired knowledge and methods.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: Musicologist Functions: Expert in the disciplines of music, capable of carrying out the following activities: - Research in the field of musicology; - Musical promotion 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. He/she can work independently as well as collaborate in public or private structures such as concert and theatre organizations, 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: The graduate, as expert of oral tradition musical repertoires and non-European musical repertoires, is able to perform the following tasks: - research on ethnomusicology; - research, cataloguing and digital processing of material (written sources, instruments, etc.) and intangible(oral sources) musical assets; - 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. He/she can work independently as well as collaborate within public or private structures such as concert and theatre institutions, foundations, ethno-anthropological museums, festivals, press offices. Skills: To carry out the activities associated with his professional profile, the graduate will use the following knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the course of studies: - 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: The graduate is 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); - 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; of cultural dissemination and communication Profile: Artistic Secretary Functions: He/she assists the conductor in an opera theatre or concert institution. Skills: He/she has in-depth theoretical and historical musical knowledge; knows the functioning of an orchestra under the artistic and organizational perspective; knows 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 an original written paper related to a musicology issue, agreed with a professor of the course and prepared under his/her guidance; 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 multimedia archive and analysis product. Through the dissertation, students must show they have acquired specialist knowledge and competence 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
08896 - ANTHROPOLOGY OF MUSIC course specifications RIZZUTO (PC) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/08
16017 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE LABORATORY - LEVEL B2 QUALIFICATION course specifications 6.0 1 G F
18403 - PERFORMING ARTS ORGANISATION AND PRODUCTION - ADVANCED COURSE course specifications GIAMBRONE (PC) 6.0 1 V C SECS-P/10
18424 - THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF ACTING course specifications SICA (PA) 12.0 1 V B L-ART/05
19731 - MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE course specifications 12.0 1 V
MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE (MODULE B) PRIVITERA (PO) 6.0 B L-ART/07
MUSIC, POETRY, GESTURE (MODULE A) TUFANO (RD) 6.0 B L-ART/07
19963 - RESEARCH TOOL AND METHODS course specifications TEDESCO (PA) 6.0 1 V B L-ART/07
07041 - HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE OF AUDIO-VISUAL LANGUAGES course specifications SCHEMBRI (RU) 6.0 2 V B L-ART/06
17332 - HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE course specifications TEDESCO (PA) 12.0 2 V B L-ART/07


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


Elective activities

Optional subjects credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
10792 - HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS course specifications 6.0 1 V C L-ART/07
19725 - DIDACTICS OF MUSIC PRIVITERA (PO) 6.0 1 V C L-ART/07
03093 - MUSICAL AESTHETICS course specifications MISURACA (RU) 6.0 2 V C L-ART/07
03189 - MUSICAL PHILOLOGY course specifications 6.0 2 V C L-ART/07


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