2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Music and Theatre Studies

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8837
Degree Programme Class LM-45 - Musicology and musical heritage
LM-65 - Performing arts and multimedia productions
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Domenico Staiti
Language Italian

Programme profile

The second-cycle interclass degree programme in Music and Theatre gives graduates a thorough knowledge of:

the history of Western music and theatre, seen as arts and sciences; their techniques and the traditions of theory, philosophy and criticism in their study; the connections between music and theatre, as well as their relation to the development of other arts and sciences; and the study of non-European music aland theatrical cultures. In the field of theatre, there is a special focus oncontemporary performing arts. The programme's graduates are experts in the various professions nowadays associated with musical and theatrical arts interms of creativity, management, criticism and training, as well as preparing for a career in specialist research.

With reference to the different levels of specialization achieved in the areas of music and theatre studies, the degree programme is divided into two distinct curricula:

- Music studies,

- Theatre studies

resulting inthe following professional profiles:

- Expert inmusic, theatre, or both;

- specialist editor in music, theatre, or both;

- music critic, theatre critic, or both;

- impresario of live events (in the fields of music, theatre, or both);

-trainer/entertainer in the fields of music, theatre, or both;

- drama adviser (Dramaturge);

- Manager/director; conservator in the fields of music, theatre, or both.

(In addition, the LM45 degree class gives access to the career of secondary and high school teacher, as regulated by the TFA)

Given the above career opportunities, graduates of both curricula must:

- possess athorough knowledge of the history, theory and techniques of music and theatre(with degrees of specialization that may differ according to the curriculum chosen) and be able to apply it effectively in the professional career chosen,either in a historical-theoretical-methodological perspective or in a practic alone;

- have the expertise in language, philosophy and literature needed to provide a settingfor deeper studies in music and theatre, according to the profile chosen; among their skills in this area, they must have an advanced knowledge of at least oneEU language besides Italian, in written and spoken form, and a mastery of specialist lexicon;

- know history, philosophy and education, once again providing a setting for deeper studies into music and theatre, in different epistemic perspective, according to the profile chosen.

The programme pursues these educational objectives by touching three distinct learning areas:

-music and theatre studies;

-language,philology and literature;

-history,philosophy and education.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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