- Field of study: Art
- Study programme: Performing Arts
- The duration of study: 2 years / 4 semesters
- Form of study: full-time
→ Person responsible for the implementation, development and quality of the study program:
prof. Mgr. art. Marián Lapšanský
→ The Joint Programme Board
for the Bachelor's and Master's study programme Performing Arts:
chairman: prof. Mgr. art. Štefan Sedlický, ArtD.
members: doc. Mgr. art. Eva Varhaníková, ArtD. (f.m.prof.)
prof. Marián Lapšanský
Mgr. art. Ronald Šebesta, ArtD.
doc. Klaudia Racic Derner, ArtD.
prof. Mgr. art. Boris Lenko, ArtD. (VŠMU)
MgA. Zuzana Kadlčíková (SND)
Mgr. art. Lucia Potokárová (Štátna filharmónia Košice)
Mária Bohačová (student)
Bc. Joanna Wicik (student)
doc. PaedDr. Mgr. Mária Strenáčiková, PhD.
Zuzana Bedecsová (secretary)
The aim of education in the Performing Arts study programme is to prepare future graduates of the programme in their chosen field of study for professional work in the professions of music performance, for professional autonomous artistic work in solo, chamber and orchestral performance, for the leadership of artistic collectives or, after completing qualification training in pedagogical disciplines, for the profession of a teacher in a primary art school or conservatoire, through the development of the talent and creativity of each student. Successful completion of the Master's degree enables the graduate to continue in a follow-up doctoral study programme at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica or at Slovak and foreign art universities in an equivalent study programme.
A candidate may enter the Master's programme after completing the Bachelor's degree programme in the field of study Arts and being awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the field of study Arts. degree in Arts and successful completion of the entrance examination. The aim of the entrance examination is to examine the level of knowledge, talent, abilities and skills of the applicant in terms of the specific requirements that arise for the applicant from the chosen study programme and the field of study within the Master's degree programme in Performing Arts. Admission to the study programme is subject to the required level of development of musical abilities and performance skills.
The recommended curriculum in the Performing Arts programme allows students to choose from a variety of performance specializations within which to profile their professional competencies. The recommended curriculum includes courses that are divided into the following according to the seriousness of their completion:
- Compulsory (PP) - their successful completion is a condition for successful completion of part or the entire study programme.
- Compulsory elective courses (CCE) - the condition for successful completion of a part of the study or the entire study programme is the successful completion of a specified number of these courses according to the student's choice in the structure determined by the study programme.
- Electives (Electives) - other subjects which the student has the possibility to enrol in order to supplement his/her studies and to obtain a sufficient number of credits in the relevant part of the study.
The Master's degree is completed by a state examination, the content of which is the subjects Diploma thesis and the defence of the diploma thesis and Diploma artistic performance and the defence of the artistic performance. They test the level of competences that the student must demonstrate at the end of the Master's degree. The study is completed by the realization of the artistic performance and its defense and the elaboration of the diploma thesis and the successful completion of its defense.
A graduate of the Master's degree programme in Performing Arts in the field of study Arts has securely acquired theoretical knowledge and highly developed skills and competences related to artistic activity in the form of musical performance. He/she is able to apply his/her professional performance skills and abilities in a professional approach to a musical work, which he/she demonstrates through the creation of his/her own artistic intention, the ability to make an original personal statement and independent creative performance activity. The graduate of the programme reflects on a theoretical level the specific stylistic and aesthetic principles and theoretical-historical parameters in the professional interpretation of a musical work. He/she is able to implement the acquired competences in public professional artistic presentation, to defend his/her concepts and to communicate his/her approach reflecting the context of an authentic historically conditioned and simultaneously created modern artistic space. He has firmly rooted socially desirable professional competencies and a positive attitude towards his profession. Is culturally and linguistically literate in order to develop autonomously and operate successfully in the diverse conditions and environments of the art world.
Graduate of the Master's degree programme in Performing Arts:
- has acquired adequate knowledge in the field of performing arts and in theoretical disciplines such as history, music theory, aesthetics of music and history of philosophy and is able to use it in professional public performance of a musical work in a specific field of study,
- confidently navigates current issues in the field of music performance, mastering the specifics of stylistic periods and reflecting them in the creation of their own unique performance values,
- is proficient in a wide range of repertoire and literature within the chosen field of study, which will enable him/her to realize artistic performance in accordance with different musical styles, or the specifics of different historical periods in the field of professional music performance,
- independently creates his/her own authorial intention in relation to the stylistic parameters of modern and contemporary interpretation of musical works,
- is able to organically integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in an interdisciplinary way in professional creative interpretation corresponding to the level of the second level of studies,
- has acquired the professional competences and technical skills necessary for self-study and independent creative artistic work corresponding to the requirements of the second level of study,
- on the basis of reflecting on the acquired theoretical base and current performance trends, is able to objectively assess and evaluate his/her own interpretation and is capable of adequate self-reflection; is able to make effective use of his/her strengths, is aware of his/her weaknesses and is able to find effective ways for further professional artistic development,
- is able to analyse interpretative problems at a high level and to propose creative solutions to them depending on subjective possibilities,
- is able to build on the acquired knowledge in a professional discussion and adequately argue and communicate his/her convictions at a professional level,
- knows the correct physiological and psychological habits and their nuances and reflects them in the study and in the highly professional public presentation of works of art,
- has mastered effective strategies necessary for coping with stressful situations and specific stresses related to the professional public presentation of one's own artistic work,
- possesses a high level of social competences, which are a prerequisite for cooperation with artists in chamber ensembles and in larger art ensembles,
- demonstrates highly developed leadership competencies necessary for successful leadership of an artistic collective, holding the position of a leader in an artistic ensemble, creating a vision and motivating the members of the collective to achieve it together,
- possesses a high level of professional competencies that will enable him/her to deliver highly professional artistic performances and to be successful in his/her chosen profession in his/her chosen artistic performance field,
- is prepared to continue his/her studies at the doctoral level in a follow-up study programme, or after acquiring a pedagogical qualification within the framework of the Supplementary Pedagogical Studies to apply himself/herself also in the teaching profession.
Graduates of the Master's programme in Performing Arts may, depending on the chosen field of study, find a career as a soloist in instrumental or vocal music performance, as a concert master, choral conductor, choirmaster, leader of an instrumental group or leader of an artistic ensemble, member of professional music ensembles, member of an orchestra, chamber player - member of a chamber ensemble, member of a music group, member of an ensemble, member of a choir, accompanist, also in the audiovisual media, as a manager of cultural institutions, music dramaturge in orchestras and theatres.