Teacher: master coaches, main subject teachers
Day/Room: in accordance with master coaches and main subject teachers
Period: September MA 1 – May MA 2
Teaching Method: Coaching, self-study
Assessment: Presentation, product and master thesis or reflection report (option: blog)
For your master research project you will do artistic research on a topic, chosen by you, relevant to your specialisation and identity as an artist and teacher. Reporting structures we use are the reflection report, which includes blogging, and the academic master thesis structure. The various formats have differing purposes and lead to different outcomes, and you can freely choose the format that fits your goals best. The master research project also targets a resulting product. This can be an album recording, a practice system, or something like a workshop cycle. Often this research product ties into your project that you are working towards for your instrument and own band as well. Like that, you can make the jazz master serve your goals from multiple angles at the same time.
Teacher: master coaches, Norbert Kögging
Period: September – May (11 classes per year)
Teaching Method: Coaching, guest lectures, lectures, self-study, working group
Assessment: 80% attendance and active participation
Master Circles are made up of all first and second year master students. Initially, Artistic Research is introduced, seeking to understand its workings, the used structures, its opportunities and goals. You will discuss your plans, progress, give feedback to each other, and develop research skills such as listening, verbalising, analysing and presenting. The Master Circle offers opportunities for experimentation: students can try out theories, demonstrate preliminary findings, test methods of analysis, critically reflect on criteria and concepts. Using tools like elevator pitching, role games and mutual feedback, students are stimulated to work as a team. Knowledge of each other’s project is essential to the effectiveness of the research community.
Conservatorium Maastricht, as it is part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, endorses and encourages the Open Access availability of resulting master graduation theses and reflection reports. Would you like to find out who was here before you? You can find publications of our alumni on HBO Kennisbank (Knowledge Base), and they can also be found on tools like Google Scholar.
We also keep the published works available on the Student Reports section of the Zuyd Library page.
Publishing your work: what are the options?
Open Access is a global trend based on providing unrestricted access to research outputs, especially research that is financed by public funding.
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, as an institute, endorses and encourages the Open Access availability of its educational and research-related knowledge products so making a contribution to knowledge creation and knowledge circulation. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences emphasized this intention by signing the Berlin Declaration on Open Access together with all other Dutch universities of applied sciences.
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences facilitates Open Access Publication with an in-house institutional repository, that saves and stores Zuyd University of Applied Sciences knowledge products and can display them on various platforms. Currently, knowledge products produced by lecturers can be found on HBO Kennisbank and through Google Scholar.
If you publish Open Access, this does not mean that you waive all your rights as the author. With a Creative Commons licence you keep the rights to your work but you clearly denote how others are allowed to use your work. This includes the circulation, sharing, and in the case of some licences, even the revision of the work.
If you decide to publish your work through a publisher, several different agreements can be made. You can assign the copyright to the publisher, but there are also options where you can partially retain copyright. You can confirm this in the Licence to Publish.
SURF has developed several practical tools that allow you, as the author, to make agreements about copyright with a publisher. The author can also stipulate in which way his/her material may be used.