Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Research
The MAS in Research is an internationally distinctive programme. Drawing on the expertise and facilities of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana – Scuola Universitaria di Musica and the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, students will develop a robust understanding of artistic enquiry, while gaining the critical and analytical skills necessary to conduct independent research. The programme challenges students to examine the arts (and their art) through the critical lens of in-depth and systematic investigation, and to engage with key facets of research design, methodology, and data analysis and interpretation.
The MAS will be aimed primarily at performing artists and teachers within the performing arts, although candidates from other artistic and scientific disciplines will be considered for entry. It will provide rigorous training in areas that span the content of programmes elsewhere, from quantitative to qualitative methodologies, conceptual to empirical enquiry, historical to contemporary practice. In particular, students will take the following core modules:
- Research aims, design and methods (10 credits)
- Research reporting and presentation (10 credits)
- Trends in artistic research (10 credits)
- Research project and dissertation (30 credits)
Students will enter their studies by applying for the MAS programme, enrolling in the above core modules to obtain credits. Students who do not achieve the full 60 credits to complete the degree are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Artistic Research, subject to satisfactory completion of the requisite number of credits.
|Research aims, design and methods (PGCert)||10||PGDip
|Research reporting and presentation (PGCert)||10|
|Trends in artistic research (PGCert)||10|
|Research project and dissertation||30|
Credits awarded are directly compatible with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Schaub Scholarship 2011-2013
The Research Department is pleased to announce the Schaub Scholarship. Supported by the Fabio Schaub Foundation, the Scholarship will be awarded to the best candidate for the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Research Methods in the Arts 2011-2013.