Arts, Gender, Research
Supplementary studies offer the opportunity to acquire useful in-depth knowledge and skills voluntarily - within the framework of and in addition to the curricular studies. The supplementary study Arts, Gender, Research aims at an in-depth examination of the topics of gender / gender relations at the intersections of art and science. "Masculinity" and "femininity" are understood as attributions that - depending on the cultural context - are subject to historical change.
The starting point for the establishment of an inter-university supplementary course as a compulsory elective module in the field of gender studies was the idea of bundling and intensifying the relevant courses offered at the University of Salzburg and offering them via the Institute for Equality and Gender Studies at the Mozarteum University Salzburg in cooperation with the "Science and Art" (W&K) specialisation and gendup at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg.
The aim was to design a module in the field of gender studies that would represent a building block in the elective subject category, particularly for the new curricula to be modularised in accordance with the Bologna Process at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, and that would serve to develop individual profiles in gender studies with special consideration of the arts for students.
Analogous to the study focus "Arts and Public Spheres" of the cooperation focus "Science and Art", the study supplement Arts, Gender, Research aims in particular at an in-depth examination at and with the interfaces of art and science, but focuses on the category of gender/gender relations.
Gender studies are based on the central realisation of feminist research that gender and gender relations are not natural and unchangeable, but are social constructions. "Masculinity" and "femininity" therefore prove to be attributions that - depending on the cultural context - are subject to historical change. By implementing gender-specific teaching in the curricula, universities fulfil the university objective (§ 1 UG 2002) of working towards a humane and gender-equitable society.
The supplementary programme Arts, Gender, Research consists of a basic module (min. 12 ECTS) and an advanced module (min. 12 ECTS) and offers the acquisition of certified additional training in the areas of methodological, personal and social skills to create the ability to act in a personal and professional environment. The advanced module is divided into the areas "Field of Practice: Arts" (4-8 ECTS) and "Exploring the Arts" (4-8 ECTS).
The aim of the supplementary programme Arts, Gender, Research is to acquire the following skills:
- Sound theoretical and methodological knowledge of gender studies from various disciplinary approaches as well as from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives with special consideration of the arts: In addition to the classical scientific methods of gaining knowledge, the principle of using artistic methods to gain and test knowledge (artistic research) applies equally here - at the interface of art and science.
- Skills to critically analyse and apply these principles to artistic-scientific subject areas and application-related questions.
- Competences for writing down or artistically presenting and processing findings and for communicating theories, methods and analyses and their interrelationships (taking gender aspects into account).
- The ability to design forms of social organisation and cultural-artistic projects (e.g. networking activities, setting up platforms) and the resulting development of appropriate gender-sensitive solutions to problems.
- Training in the skills required to fulfil gender equality agendas in their various forms and institutions (e.g. gender equality officer, diversity management, coordination of "gender in teaching"). As part of their degree programme, students also educate and inform themselves about the gender aspects relating to their specific degree programme and are thus able to perceive gender equality agendas in their professional practice in their various forms and institutions.
- Knowledge of phenomena, discourses and (controversial) debates in art education as well as the tense relationship between art production and art reception (taking gender aspects into account).
Basic module (min. 12 ECTS)
The central aim of the courses in the basic module is to teach the fundamentals of gender studies - such as basic concepts, theories and methods of gender studies with special consideration of the arts - as a necessary prerequisite for further engagement with gender issues in the various disciplines. The basic module consists of at least 3 courses totalling at least 12 ECTS credits. The following two courses from the compulsory area must be completed (4 ECTS):
- PS Introduction to Gender Studies
- FROM ARTS I GENDER I RESEARCH
- Freely selectable: In addition, recommended courses (8 ECTS) must be selected from the courses offered by the University Mozarteum Salzburg, the cooperation focus "Science and Art" and gendup of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg.
Advanced module (min. 12 ECTS)
In this extended course programme - which is divided into the areas "Field of Practice: Arts" and "Exploration of the Arts" - specific questions of gender studies are addressed with special consideration of the arts in the individual disciplines, thus imparting advanced gender knowledge, particularly in the context of contemporary art. The aim is to combine practical orientation with theoretical reflection in order to initiate and realise artistic and cultural projects in the field of gender studies. The courses of the advanced module can also be completed before completing the basic module after consultation with the head of the supplementary programme. The courses are freely selectable from "Field of Practice: Arts" (4-8 ECTS), of which 2 courses are of an examination-immanent nature, and from "Exploration of the Arts" (4-8 ECTS), of which 2 courses are of an examination-immanent nature.
The study supplement is aimed at students of the Mozarteum University Salzburg (at both study locations, Salzburg and Innsbruck) and the Paris Lodron 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.
As study supplements can also be completed outside of the free electives, students have the opportunity to obtain a certificate for the basic module (12 ECTS) and the study supplement (24 ECTS) after successful completion.
The examination certificates for the courses must be submitted in the specified digital form to the secretariat of the Institute for Equality and Gender Studies, which checks the ECTS credits and the correct allocation of the completed courses. The certificates are then issued by the Study and Examination Management of the Mozarteum University Salzburg on behalf of the Vice-Rector for Teaching.
The study supplement Arts, Gender, Research is organisationally and coordinatively located and anchored at the Institute for Equality and Gender Studies at the Mozarteum University. The supplementary study programme is carried out on an inter-university basis, in cooperation between the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the Paris Lodron University Salzburg. Analogue to the Paris Lodron University Salzburg (gendup), students of the Mozarteum University Salzburg / Innsbruck site will also be able to benefit from the relevant courses offered by the University of Innsbruck. The course programme will be compiled from the relevant courses of the inter-university cooperation focus "Science and Art" (W&K), the gendup (Paris Lodron University Salzburg) and other subject areas and departments of the Mozarteum University Salzburg and - depending on requirements - supplemented with the relevant courses offered by the University of Innsbruck.
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 the 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 the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1 after it has been issued.