The Master’s Program in Traditional Arts

Telemark University College, Rauland, Norway

The Master’s Program in Traditional Arts offers focus areas in folk music and folk art (wood, textile, metal, folk art painting etc.) and provides a foundation of knowledge for students interested in a variety of careers. The program is characterized by a unique combination of theoretical and practical coursework, in which the student’s own creative work is at the core of the curriculum. The structure of the program ensures essential areas are covered, while allowing flexibility for students to pursue different personal and professional interests. The theoretical part is concentrated to the first semester and focuses on methodology, aesthetics, cultural theory and communication theory with particular emphasis on the challenges related to the study and dissemination of traditional art. This course prepares the students for the work on the master project, where combination of theoretical and practical elements is central. Continue reading

Europeana – the Europe’s digital library

Some of you have already heard about DISMARC (DIScovering Music ARChives) – the EU co-funded project uniting Europe’s music archives and presenting the results to a global audience.

By 2010, the EU intends to have a fully functioning new portal Europeana – the Europe’s flagship digital library, supported by the EU’s i2010 initiative. Its aim is to present Europe’s digital cultural heritage to the world.

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