Supplementary study - Artistic Research

Supplementary study
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Based at the Open Arts Institute, the Artistic Research programme is built around a material and ethical culture of transversality, as intellectual mobility across disciplinary boundaries and as the concrete establishment of a continuum through theory, practice and action in the world. Transversality here transcends both verticality (in the sense of hierarchies, first- and second-tier ways of understanding or making art) and horizontality (in the sense of groups of people organising themselves within a particular discipline or social and economic class). In this respect, the study supplement is transdisciplinary and anti-hierarchical.

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Basic module

Advanced module


General Information

The supplementary programme Artistic Research at Mozarteum University Salzburg is established with the aim of providing art students, both students and graduates of the university as well as external students, with access to the methods and culture of artistic research. The study supplement is intended to build a bridge between the doctoral programme PhD in the Arts and the undergraduate studies at the university.

The main aim of the Artistic Research programme supplement is to introduce students of all arts, both at Mozarteum University Salzburg and externally, to Artistic Research. Artistic Research is initially designed to be inter-, trans- or non-disciplinary, enabling students to concentrate on artistic practice and its procedures. In this sense, it reflects the diversity of methods, contextualisation and gaining knowledge. 

Basic module
The following introductory courses from the compulsory area must be completed:

  • VO Fundamentals of Artistic Research (2 SWS/2 ECTS-Credits)
  • SE Artistic Research (2 SWS/4 ECTS-Credits)
    English language skills at level B1 are required.
  • Freely selectable: In addition, recommended courses in the basic module must be selected from the courses offered by Mozarteum University Salzburg at the respective location, Salzburg or Innsbruck (6 ECTS-Credits).

Advanced module
The advanced module deepens the skills, abilities and knowledge acquired in the basic module. Individual focussing is possible depending on what is on offer. The courses of the advanced module are to be chosen from the recommended programme of University Mozarteum Salzburg at the respective location, Salzburg or Innsbruck (12 ECTS-Credits). English language skills at level 81 are required.

The study supplement is aimed at students of Mozarteum University Salzburg (at the study locations Salzburg and Innsbruck) and can be taken by all students of the bachelor, master, diploma and doctoral programmes as part of the free electives.

Students of other degree programmes can take part in the respective study supplement within the framework of the free electives (FWF), subject to available capacities. Students from other universities can be admitted as part of co-enrolment subject to available capacity (further information: Study and Examination Management of Mozarteum University Salzburg).

The crediting of courses from the supplementary programme is possible within the framework of the free electives. When attending individual courses, the course certificates can be used as part of the free electives.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a certificate for the basic module (12 ECTS-Credits) as well as for the advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits). The following certificates can be applied for after successful completion of the courses of the supplementary programme:

  • A certificate for the basic module for each supplementary study programme is issued after positive completion of the basic module with courses with different content (including the two compulsory courses) amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.
  • A certificate for the advanced module for each supplementary study programme is issued after successful completion of the advanced module with further courses of different content amounting to at least 12 ECTS-Credits.

The examination certificates for the courses must be submitted in the specified digital form (individual certificates in PDF format as well as a list of courses) to the head of the respective study supplement for the purpose of checking the ECTS-Credits and the correct allocation of the completed courses. The certificates are then issued by the study and examination management of Mozarteum University Salzburg.

The Artistic Research supplementary course is organised and coordinated by the Institute for Open Arts at Mozarteum University Salzburg. The course programme is compiled on a semester-by-semester basis and supplemented as required.

Which courses take place as part of the supplementary study programmes?
The current courses on offer are announced each semester.

How do I register for individual courses?
Registration takes place via MOZonline. If external university courses are taken as part of a supplementary course, you must also register with the organising university (e.g. Paris Lodron University Salzburg).

How are the study supplements recognised and certified?
Certificates obtained for supplementary study programmes can be used twice:

  • In the case of a sufficient number of certificates for the basic or advanced module (12 ECTS-Credits each) of the respective study supplements or for the specialisation.
  • As part of the free electives (provided they are not compulsory subjects of your own degree programme).

How is the certificate issued?
Certificates for study supplements at Mozarteum University Salzburg:
After completing the required 12 ECTS-Credits for the basic module or advanced module, the courses must be entered in the course list and sent together with individual certificates in PDF format by e-mail to the respective head of the study supplement for verification. After the review, the head of the supplementary study programme must forward the documents to the Study and Examination Management for the issue of the certificate. The certificate must be collected from the Servicepoint of Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1 after it has been issued.