MRes Studentship Opportunity UCC School of Film, Music and Theatre and Cork Opera House Including an Original Artistic Product

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UCC’s School of Film, Music & Theatre, in collaboration with Cork Opera House, is seeking a candidate for an MRes – Masters by Research – Studentship for 23/24.

The School of Film, Music and Theatre at University College Cork, Ireland, is seeking a candidate for an MRes – Masters by Research — Studentship as part of our working relationship with Cork Opera House. The Studentship is one of the four pillars of the COH-UCC collaboration. An independent-minded, driven artist, whose artistic process demonstrates strong affinities with research-based investigations, and who enjoys engaging with theory-practice integrated approaches, will be well-suited to this opportunity.

They seek a candidate who will develop a practice-inclusive project for an MRes degree. The practical, artistic outcome of the MRes will be an audience-engaging exploration of Cork Opera House as a building, as a creative space, and as a key location in the cultural landscape of Cork City. The artwork designed by the student will invite audience to self-guide through the Opera House’s architecture – including rooms, working locations, spaces and passageways that the audience might never otherwise encounter. The medium of the work might take the form of (but is not limited to) a creative-writing driven, or play text-driven, performative sound walk or podcast-style recording; a self-guided mixed sound tour; a piece of sonic or audio art; one or more musical compositions; or any combination thereof. The selection committee is open to proposals that include other media or art forms. The goal is to develop, test and refine a work that will be featured during Culture Night, September 2024, as a way of engaging audiences old and new to explore the Opera House in a whole new way.

The theoretical component of the MRes work will take the form of a combination of the following:

  • A contextualisation and assertion of the originality of the aesthetics of the final work, addressing themes like space, architecture, performativity, historical engagements, site-specific investigation, etc.
  • An articulation of an artistic research methodological approach adapted to the unique qualities of the artwork
  • Articulation of experimentation with how best audiences are drawn to engage with the work in question, including historically marginalised audiences.
  • Explorations and contextualisation of artistic process, developing methods for new modalities of artistic outcome.
  • Explorations of historical, cultural, and personal discourse regarding Cork Opera House: its past, present and future.

Interdisciplinary proposals that align with the wide range of expertise available in the School of Film, Music and Theatre are welcome.

Please see www.ucc.ie/fmt for details of the School.

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