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 resulted 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 were 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 was used to create new curricula.
After reformed and new curricula have been designed and checked by the team in charge, preparation activities for accreditation 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 is the first major project milestone.

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

University of Arts in Belgrade, as the only partner introducing the new programme, was reviewed by MusiQuE, European affiliate of ENQUA, 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. Institutional site-visit was conducted in October 2019 and quality enhancement review completed and published in June 2020.
University of Novi Sad and University of Kragujevac conducted internal assessment of study programmes to be modernized.

University of Kragujevac completed and submitted the Internal Assessment

of Study Programmes to be modernized at the Faculty of Philology and
Arts on 30/05/2019.

University of Novi Sad completed and submitted the Internal Assessment
of Study Programmes to be modernized at the Academy of Arts on
12/07/2019.

MusiQuE Institutional review site-visit realized at the Faculty of Music
of the University of Arts in Belgrade on 27–31/10/2019.

INTEGRATED COMPARATIVE REPORT: An analysis of current national study
programmes and comparisons with similar EU programmes  & Defining
learning outcomes and competences with regards to stakeholders’ needs
was made public on November 14th 2019.

The Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, Institutional quality enhancement review with MusiQuE published
06/06/20

The Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, the only higher education institution
in Serbia and the region reviewed positively by MusiQuE

1.2 Study visits to EU Higher education institutions COMPLETED

Partners from the national Higher education institutions visited 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 is important for implementation of the new study programme and modernized curricula. Study visit reports served as the basis for the future activities.
Study visit to New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria (P5),
20–23/03/2019.
Study visit to Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre, Vilnius,
Lithuania (P6), 02–06/04/2019.
Study visit to the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, Netherlands (P4),
17–24/04/2019.
Study visit to the entrepreneurial bootcamp for music students of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague 02-06/9/2019


1.3 Learning outcomes and competences defined COMPLETED

Meetings with the non-academic partner institutions 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.
Work meeting between national HEI, non-academic partner institutions and
interested stakeholders for defining learning outcomes and competencies
held at Novi Sad on 26/06/2019.

 

INTEGRATED COMPARATIVE REPORT: An analysis of current national study
programmes and comparisons with similar EU programmes  & Defining
learning outcomes and competences with regards to stakeholders’ needs
was made public on November 14th 2019.

Report on stakeholders’ perspective and analysis of stakeholders’ needs included in Integrated comparative report, pp. 31-34


1.4 Current study programmes modernized and adopted COMPLETED

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

Five(5) new and ninety-seven (97) modernized courses at BA and MA level
have been developed at the Faculty of Music–University of Arts in
Belgrade and adopted by the Faculty of Music (FoM) Work Group for
Modernization of Curricula on 05/07/2019 and FoM Academic Council
meetings on 03/07/2019, 11/09/2019 and 02/10/2019.
One (1) new and two (2) modernized courses at MA level have been
developed and adopted at the Academy of Arts–University of Novi Sad on
07/06/2019.
Two (2) new courses at MA level developed and adopted by the Faculty of
Philology and Arts–University of Kragujevac.


1.5 New study programs designed and accredited IN PROGRESS

Two new master programmes at Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, and one at Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, are being designed and introduced with the active steering by EU partners, encompassing 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.

Additional study programmes developed but not foreseen by the project application (3 programmes at 2 national HEIs, instead of 1 initially proposed) are included in project based on:

(1) analysis of surveys of students/teachers, (2) analysis of stakeholders needs in terms of skills and competences, particularly in the fast-changing demands in technology-related jobs and (3) convenience to introduce within the project timeline (already available equipment and software, available competent or ready to learn teachers).

New master study program Music Direction developed at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), study of needs adopted by Academic Council on 02/10/19, study program approved by Academic Council on 15/01/20, adopted by University Senate on 30/01/20 and accredited by National Entity for Accreditation on 06/07/20.

New master study program Applied Research in Music developed at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), study of needs adopted by Academic Council on 04/12/19, study program approved by Academic Council on 04/02/20, adopted by University Senate on 23/04/20 and submitted for accreditation to the National Entity for Accreditation on 17/07/20.

New master study program Music Production is being developed at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad (P2).

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