Introductory year

The introductory year aims at letting you and your peer students act as a proto-research group in addition to the work you engage in with your individual supervising team.

It consists of 8 monthly sessions of 2-3 days. Six modules will allow you to interact with fellow students and senior artist-researchers:

  • 3 of these modules contextualize artistic research: Thinking Through MusicCrossing Borders and Colloquium. They immerse you in the knowledge and discourse from in- and outside the artistic research discipline. Experts present ‘best practice’ proponents in the research field.
  • 3 other modules – Tools & TechniquesCollegium and Laboratorium – are intended to help you gain proficiency in the craftsmanship that is at the basis of every artistic research project, to support your individual project by offering collective and expert feedback, and to engage in hands-on research. 

Independently of the session structure, coached projects on individual and collaborative writing and organizing are set up during the season and research events organized by the Orpheus Institute and its Research Centre are integrated in these intro sessions. Attendance is compulsory.