ICSS / InMICS
InMICS was created by a partnership of European and Canadian higher art education institutes and professional organizations in the field of audiovisual creation. This two-year programme will give advanced students the chance to hone their skills, share their talents and develop their own personality and projects within an international, professional environment. InMICS will educate composers who are highly skilled, as well as individual, creative, critically aware, innovative and professional in their approach. By training students with these attributes, InMICS wishes to give them the best possible preparation for shaping tomorrow’s cultural industries.
InMICS has been developed to teach students how to manage the entire process of music creation for audiovisual media, from composing and recording the music to finding the right words to talk about visual art, as well as mixing the music and promoting their own work.
What makes this programme unique is its international dimension, entailing a great diversity of aesthetics, cultures and teaching methods, the sharing of optimal practices and the exploration of innovative practices and tools.
The study is for two years, at two of the four partner institutes. Each of the participating schools offers a specific teaching environment, and students will study and work at two of the four schools. This give them the ideal opportunity to fulfil their personal objectives and advance their professional perspectives. Each of the four institutions offers a different teaching approach to composition for visual media, with a specific focus on the medium and professional perspectives:
- Conservatorio GB Martini Bologna: Electroacoustic Composition for Screen
- Conservatorium/School of Arts Ghent: Musical Theatre and Media Arts
- CNSMD De Lyon: Scoring for Screen
- Université De Montréal’s Faculty of Music: Composition for Video Games
Each student will not only benefit from the academic contexts of two different schools, but will also participate in collective distance learning courses available to all students, simultaneously accessible in all four countries. All students will come together to attend workshops where they will collaborate with audiovisual arts students. These workshops are organized within the framework of the participating festival partners, so students will be meeting the active professionals and presenting their work to wide audiences.
Our associated partners from the professional working field will also contribute to the master’s programme, providing experts to teach, coach or evaluate students. They will help students develop their research or personal artistic projects. Thanks to internships and other opportunities to meet actively producing professionals, students will build their own network and set up their careers according to their specific aspirations and needs.
The biannual recruitment of InMICS students begins in January 2018. The first group of students (12 maximum) will begin their degree work in September 2018. At the end of the two years, students will receive a double master’s degree.
European Postgraduate in Arts and Sound (EPAS)
EPAS is a one-year intensive course in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice. The innovative curriculum emphasises the development of creative practice alongside technical craft and embraces research as essential in supporting self and creative development. EPAS is the shortened version of a planned but postponed two-year MA in Sound, with a certificate as outcome.
The partners of EPAS Consortium are KASK, School of Arts Gent, HoGent, Belgium; Netherlands Film Academy, The Netherlands; and ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln, Germany; The School of Sound, UK; ENSATT, France; Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Torching), France; Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK; Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France and Film Fest Gent, Belgium are associated partners of the EPAS consortium. The consortium can invite other associated partners in order to optimize the education.
More info on http://www.epasound.org/
The School of Speculative Documentary (Feb 2019)
How can we rethink the documentary in art in terms of content, form and method? How can we be inspired by the paradox that as soon as you attempt to approach reality in a documentary way, it immediately evaporates and mutates? How can we wrest the documentary from its disciplinary divisions and develop strategies that escape formatted market thinking? How can we take our responsibility for mechanisms that determine what can or may be observed, seen, heard, said, thought, made, or done? And how do documentary makers themselves deal with their own positions (of power) and blind spots?
The School of Speculative Documentary is an interdisciplinary space for encounter that seeks to question the documentary act. Creators take the floor to discuss uncertainty and guesswork, to confront the unfixable holes in their work and the messiness of reality.
During the past year A Prior Magazine and KASK collaborated with L’internationale, a transinstitutional umbrella organization of six prominent European museums, several artist archives and educational institutions. The European Union granted 2,5 million euro to this confederation for a 5 year programma called The Uses of Art, which will result in a new, sustainable, long term model for European museums.
In the context of the confederation an online platform was launched. With KASK as a coordinator L’Internationale Online publishes commissioned speculative texts, research and artistic projects that draw from the work and collections of the confederation on a monthly basis. The platform is organised into four research fields: Politics of Life and Death, Decolonising Practices, Real Democracy and Alter Institutionality. A lively discussion is instigated in the Opinion section, to which a group of invited bloggers contributes. L'Internationale Online has the specific function to present the topics addressed in the various activities of L'Internationale in relation to one another, and The Uses of Art programme. It is a place where both differences and commonalities can appear and be debated.
CILECT & GEECT
The International Association of Film and Television Schools (French: Centre international de liaison des écoles de cinéma et de télévision, CILECT) is the association of the world's major film and television schools. It was founded in Cannes in 1955.
Its goals are to provide a means for the exchange of ideas among member schools, and to help them understand the future of education for creative personnel in film, television, and related media. It is dedicated to the creation, development and maintenance of regional and international co-operation among its member schools, and to the encouragement of film and television training in the developing world.
GEECT is the regional association of CILECT, the World Organisation of Film and Television Schools. Composed of 93 member schools in 34 countries to this date, GEECT aims to promote and stimulate cooperation between higher education and research institutions in the field of film and television as well as between the teaching body and students of these schools and between industry professionals with the suitable spectrum of knowledge and years of teaching, practical and/or research experience in film and television.