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. Eight modules will
allow you to interact with fellow students and senior
- The modules Collegium, Coaching, and Source Readings
take the individual student projects as their point of departure. By
means of presentation and collective and expert feedback, a Q&A
forum for research-related questions and insights emerges that is
directly related to the furtherment of the research projects.
- On a more generic and meta-level, the Reflection, Experimentation, and Information
modules represent in an archetypical way the dimensions that
characterize every artistic research project. Thinking (through music),
creating (by means of experimentation) and exploring
(cross-disciplinarily) the vast territory of knowledge and information
production present particular and daunting challenges but also creative
and exciting opportunities. The sessions are chaired by members of the
docARTES teaching staff.
- To assist the junior researchers
gaining proficiency in the more practical skills at the basis of every
artistic research project, the Tools & Techniques
module zooms in on aspects such as writing, presenting, organizing
information and methodology. Coached projects (the Individual Writing
Project) and research events organized by the Orpheus Institute (Orpheus
Doctoral Conference) are integrated in the docARTES sessions and allow
for the implementation of these skills.
- Finally, the Colloquium introduces “best practice” proponents in the research field presented by invited guests.
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