Artistic Research

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

18 months
1368 EUR/year
1368 EUR/year
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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.

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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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other 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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