Located in the open and free space between art and science, artistic research forms an interface in which artistic, non-artistic, theory-based and science-oriented practices, forms of knowledge, ways of thinking and procedures meet and enable new forms of gaining experience and knowledge. The starting point of artistic research is always practical knowledge, artistic experience and expertise acquired over many years. It is the prerequisite for identifying and problematising the relevance of certain thematic fields and questions as well as for broadening perspectives beyond familiar paths and routines.
Linking practice and theory
Artistic research and the deepening of knowledge in one’s own projects and research projects that combine practical and theoretical knowledge are at the centre of the degree course »Excellence in Performance«. In the two-year degree course, artists are given the opportunity to realise a research project based on their personal excellence on an instrument. The programme leads to a certificate that also enables research and teaching at universities in the international scene. For our university, this course is an important building block as a »third cycle« offer, i.e. as an area of further qualification also for artists after a Master degree.
A wide range of research projects
Against this background, the range of projects in the Excellence in Performance degree course is very broad. The development of one’s own topics and questions takes place from different perspectives and includes, for example, research work, experimenting, modelling, reflecting and contextualising as well as opening up to other artistic or non-artistic disciplines and subject areas.
Detailed information on the Excellence in Performance degree course can be found on the degree course page.