Artistic Research: one-to-one & peer-to-peer
Your individual pathway is central to the programme and guides your artistic project. For at least 1.5 years, you will work on a performance and research project which you will present in a professional context in the final phase of the programme.
Together with other professionals (fellow students and the Toneelacademie team) you will examine it critically from various angles. You will also develop your skills as an artistic researcher. The experience-based approach offers a truly in-depth exploration of your artistic project and your own professional skills.
Your Artistic Research has a direct relationship to your Artistic Project. The starting point is a research question that allows you to examine the thematic of your Artistic Project in a different or a wider artistic, cultural, social, political, scientific or other context. The Artistic Research allows you to position yourself within this chosen context.
Where the Artistic Project results in a concrete performance product, the Artistic Research a is a non-result oriented exploration of how you function as an artist. You can consider alternate methodologies and strategies; you can replace the usual selection model of decision-making with alternate ways of open discovery. Artistic Research focuses on your possibilities and potentialities. It allows you to open up pathways rather than narrow down your options to come to a product.
Your Artistic Research leads up to the Critical Reflection, the end communication of the research. The Critical Reflection can be an essay, a lecture-performance, a portfolio, a documentary, an exhibition, a seminar, etc. You choose a format that fits the content of your Research and that maximizes its communicative qualities. The Critical Reflection is part of your final evaluation.