WP 1 Preparation and analysis

This Work package addresses the first project objective – expanding the curriculum to include a greater focus on digital media and entrepreneurship and sets the initial framework. Work package 1 is setting the foundation for further project activities. It will result in integrated data on all existing study programmes in music in national and EU Higher education institutions, and all existing capacities (infrastructure, facilities, audio laboratories, etc.) in the Higher education institutions in Serbia.
The results of these activities will be agreed upon and published in 4 reports in Serbian and English language.
The main objectives of this Work package are to conduct the internal or external assessment of national Higher education institutions and to develop new and modernized curricula in order to introduce digital and entrepreneurial skills.
This work package also comprises activities related to the discussion and definition of methodological approaches in the creation of curricula, syllabi and training programmes. Selected methodology will be used to create new curricula.
After reformed and new curricula have been designed and checked by the team in charge, preparation activities for accreditation will be carried out, resulting in adoption of the newly developed and modernized curricula by relevant institutional and national bodies (Teaching-artistic-research councils and the national Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance), which will be the first major project milestone.

1.1 Current national study programmes analyzed, reviewed and compared with similar EU programmes

University of Arts in Belgrade as the only partner introducing the new programme will be reviewed by the independent international European-level external evaluation body which has the aim to assist higher music education institutions in their own enhancement of quality and to improve the quality of higher music education across Europe and beyond /MusiQuE, European affiliate of ENQUA/. Institutional review will be conducted in October 2019.
University of Novi Sad and University of Kragujevac will conduct internal assessment of study programmes to be modernized.

1.2 Study visits to EU Higher education institutions

Partners from the national Higher education institutions will visit the European partner Higher education institutions in order to familiarize with existing curricula on music entrepreneurship and music-related digital media as well as with specific facilities and equipment. Less formal interaction between participating staff and established contacts will be important for implementation of the new study programme and modernized curricula. Study visit reports will serve as the basis for the future activities.

1.3 Learning outcomes and competences defined

Meetings with the non-academic partner institutions will be focused on the matching needs and experiences of the music graduates, postgraduates and current employers. The result will be visible in the long-term agreements between Higher education institutions and companies/stakeholders in the field of media and IT industry.

1.4 Current study programmes modernized and adopted

Best suited methodologies for syllabi development will be used to pave modernized study programmes. National Higher education partners will introduce 8 compulsory and elective courses on music entrepreneurship and music – related digital technologies at undergraduate and graduate level. All reformed study programmes will be adopted by the relevant institutional and/or national bodies.

1.5 New study programs designed and accredited

One master programme at Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade “Music in Digital Environment” will be introduced with the active steering by EU partners and it will encompass courses in key areas of knowledge and skills defined in the previous activities. Socially relevant assignments will be given, and students will be directed to work upon their musical projects with a mission to serve wider society.

WP 2 Upgrading of methodology
WP 3 Staff training and development of teaching resources
WP 4 Implementation of reformed and new study programs
WP 5 LLL courses development and implementation
WP 6 Quality control and monitoring
WP 7 Dissemination and exploitation
WP 8 Management