Core courses [45.0]
Students should choose one of the five following option or 15 credits from the optional courses:
Option in Digital Culture and Ethics [15.0]
The digital has transformed our lives and culture to the extent to which everything takes place nowadays in “digital space,” as our own space, time, and existence are all deeply digitalized. In the “culture of connectivity,” the digital is ubiquitous, we are, one way or another, always online, while technology is no longer just ‘at hand’, but already intimately infiltrating and fusing with our thoughts, our sensations, and even our bodies.
The Digital Culture and Ethics Option offers courses focusing on such profound changes brought about by the digital in all walks of life and academic disciplines alike. It invites the students to reflect critically and creatively on the resulting large-scale evolutions and equips them with the right skills and tools for approaching their subject matters from cutting-edge and presently much needed, genuinely effective and encompassing perspectives.
The topics and practical applications taught in this option also open up the scope of our specialized fields to wider cross-disciplinary viewpoints, thus making us ready to be professionally versatile and successful in a deeply transformed digital world.
Option in Musicology and History of Art [15.0]
This option offers a choice of specialised courses in the field of musicology. It is organised in collaboration with the Université de Liège (ULiège) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).Students must choose 15 credits from the courses below. In cases where the 60 credit Master is taken over two academic years, students may choose a musicology course which they have not yet taken from the core subjects instead of a course at ULiège and at ULB.
Option in Music and Musicology [15.0]
This option course offers students the possibility of practical studies in music, either in interpretation (instruments or singing) or writing (composition, analysis, etc.). This option is organised in collaboration with IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie).Students must choose 15 credits from the courses below :
Option in Management and Music [15.0]
This option course offers students training in the music professions. Management, criticism and musical activities are the main highlights of this focus organised in collaboration with the Ecole de communication (UCLouvain).Students must choose 15 credits from the courses below :
Option in the Performing Arts [15.0]
This option course offers students training in the performing arts which will enable them to deepen their knowledge of the fields of opera, operatic tragedy and performance through the study of their extra-musical components (scenography, aesthetics, comparative approach, history of production etc.).At least 15 credits chosen from :
Cours au choix [15.0]
This module enables students to draw up an individual programme reflection their own training requirements, with the secretary of the examining board. Students must check with the lecturer in charge that they may follow the course(s) in question.
Preparatory Module (only for students who qualify for the course via complementary coursework)To access this Master, students must have a good command of certain subjects. If this is not the case, they must add supplementary classes at the beginning of their Master’s programme in order to obtain the prerequisites for these studies.
What is a preparatory module?
It is a set of supplementary classes (courses, practical works, seminars, etc.) from the first cycle (see the non-exhaustive list below). The complementary module (maximum 60 credits) is tailor-made by the jury according to the student's educational background and added to the Master’s programme in order to acquire fundamental knowledge to then pursue the 120 credits of the Master’s programme.
Who is it for?
- Students from a non-university higher education institution
- Candidates admitted with additional training
- Candidates admitted on the file with additional training
All the explanations are in this document (in French).