After completion of the course, the student:
- has knowledge of important current trends within the broad field of cultural institutions studies;
- is able to succinctly, clearly, and carefully analyse, summarize, and discuss the main ideas as formulated in assigned academic texts;
- has learned to professionally communicate insights, reflections, and questions about given topics in oral presentations and discussions as well as academic writing;
- is able to present an academic conference paper on a topic of his or her own choice, in accordance with prevailing international standards in the English language.
This course investigates one or several case studies of institutions that played or play a significant role in cultural patronage such as courts, private associations, or corporate entities. It is interdisciplinary in the sense that it takes into account the full range of components (material, social, financial, religious, political, historical) that interact in a given cultural institution that has given or is giving rise to a significant musical repertoire. We also pay attention to the element of individual agency within an institutional framework, and apply recent research paradigms to seemingly established or seemingly innovative institutions that are or have been vital in sponsoring culture in both past and present. Potential subject matter extends from the inner workings of medieval courts to today's corporate and crowd-funded cultural projects, with an emphasis on the role of music in all this. |
Training in written and oral presentation of research.
This course is for students in the RMA Musicology. The entrance requirements for Exchange Students will be checked by International Office and the Programme coordinator. You do not have to contact the Programme coordinator by yourself.