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Artistic Research Processes: Theory and Method 15 credits

Konstnärliga forskningsprocesser: teori och metod
Second cycle, C7010G
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Musical Performance
Subject group (SCB)
Operatic Stagecraft and Characterization
Main field of study
Musical Performance

Entry requirements

Approved admissions test for Master Programme in Music Performance or documented equivalent knowledge.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After having completed the course the student shall have shown;

Knowledge and understanding 
- knowledge about, and understanding of, the artistic research and its relation to the research community in general
- knowledge of theory and methods related to, or applicable in, artistic research within the music sector

Skill and ability
- ability to take part in a qualified discussion on artistic research within the music sector
-the ability to discuss with insight, verbally and in writing, theoretical and methodology problems about musicianship and the cultivation of musical knowledge
- the ability, on the basis of one’s own musical-artistic activity, to formulate and justify an independent attitude towards artistic research
- the ability to achieve realistic and thoroughly considered planning of one’s future independent work 

Evaluation ability and approach
- the ability to reflect critically on research and development work within the music sector
- the ability to critically examine and discuss other students’ work on the course 


- theory and debate about artistic research and the relationship between art and science
- central concepts and directions relating to cognition theory and scientific theory
- aesthetic theory with particular relevance to music
- current artistic research within the music sector
- research methods with relevance to artistic research
- planning of discussions about artistic research projects


- lectures with related discussions
- written and oral tasks in connection with lectures and course literature
- joint seminars for all students in the masters programme
- examination seminars with presentations and discussions on research plans for the forthcoming independent work


The following elements are examined:
- submitted written exercises in connection with individual course elements – prepared oral presentation(s)
- presence and active participation in joint seminars
- drawing up, and defence of, research plans as well as the opposing of other student’s research plans

Åsa Unander-Scharin

Transition terms
The course C7010G is equal to C7002G

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Oral/musical assignmentU G VG *7.00MandatoryA17
0005Written reportsU G VG *8.00MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Monica Johansson, Head of Department at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 15 Feb 2019