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Artistic Research, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
The Master in Artistic Research is an intensive three-semester degree (90 credits) aimed at performing artists and teachers within the performing arts as well as students from other artistic and scientific disciplines with a strong interest in the arts. It introduces students to a range of current methodologies and approaches in research in and on the arts.


The Master in Artistic Research aims to equip students with the necessary skills for research in the arts in which knowledge of research methods and techniques would be an advantage. In this way, the Master aims to provide a bridge from any bachelor and master degrees involving the arts into a program of research such that students will learn to work autonomously on the subject area of their research preparing them for work on larger research projects or on a PhD. Students will achieve this goal by participating in ongoing projects, or by investigating their own research question under the supervision of a senior researcher.

Programme Structure


  • Knowledge and understanding of research designs.
  • Capacity to frame research proposals rigorously and lucidly and to realize the goals of one's project through the use of appropriate methods.
  • Capacity for critical analysis and evaluation of one's outcomes.
  • Capacity to document, analyze and summarize one's project final outcomes and to communicate them clearly for different audiences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

In order to gain admission to the Master, students must have:A Bachelor or Master degree in music, performing or visual arts; or, where given artistic competences and interests, a Bachelor or Master degree in an academic discipline (e.g. psychology, learning sciences, history, sociology, IT, philosophy).Sufficient knowledge of English is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 684 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1368 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 684 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Manno

  • 1540 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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