Art & Music Courses
In 2023 too, the Utrecht Summer School offers a varied programme in the Arts and Music. Our courses in these fields are presented below. A number of courses are hosted by our international partners in Rome, Florence and Berlin.
15 course(s) found
Old Catholic Theology in its Ecumenical Context
This course offers an introduction to Old Catholic theology in an ecumenical context. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents as reflected in the Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches. The topics covered by the course include the following aspects of Old Catholic theology and tradition: The History of Old Catholicism, Spirituality, Ecumenism, Canon Law and Ecclesiology, Liturgy, and Systematic Theology.
Old Catholic Theology: Communion as Calling and Challenge
This track consists of two connected courses that offer in the first week an introduction to Old Catholic theology in its ecumenical context and in the second week the possibility to deepen your understanding of Old Catholic Theology by in-depth classes related to the subject of Communion. Old Catholic theology is understood as the main theological currents as they exist in the Union of Utrecht of Old Catholic Churches. The courses in the first…
The Art of the Renaissance in Florence and Rome
Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage, which is marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportunity to study the works of art from the Renaissance period, while staying in Florence.
History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights
Stay in three of Europe's most wonderful cities, cover around 2000 years of Western art, visit all the relevant museums and sites and yet feel like you’ve done no more than just skim the surface. The European Highlights course combines a broad approach with profound analysis over a period of six weeks in Florence, Utrecht and Berlin. Seize this opportunity to travel back in time and through some of Europe's most incredible museums in only one…
History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands
The Utrecht Summer School offers the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the art of both traditions firsthand, staying in two cities that played a crucial role in the art of their country: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course takes place largely in front of the original artworks, allowing you to experience, discuss and learn more about them in their close proximity.
Old Catholic Theology beyond the Basics: In search of being Church in Communion
'Old Catholic Theology beyond the Basics: In Search of Being Church in Communion' focuses on a key topic in Old Catholic theology: communion. In Old Catholic theology, communion with God, with other Christians and with the whole of creation are of paramount importance. Participants in this course will immerse themselves into different aspects of communion. Classes will explore sacramental and liturgical theology, ecumenical theology, eco-…
International Rhythm Course Utrecht
The International Rhythm Course Utrecht is a six day program taking place at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands, where previous and new IRC participants come together in Utrecht to solidify the fundamental expressive qualities of rhythm and explore its rich world to apply to your own music.
A Journey through Dutch Art
Experience the highlights of Dutch art from the last 400 years at first hand! This track covers many of the country's most renowned artists, museums and cities. Discover the famous masters of the Golden Age of Dutch Art. Examine Dutch art from the 18th and 19th century, up to the early decades of modernism, including artists such as Van Gogh and Mondrian. This track will tell you all about the masterpieces and its painters by taking you out of…
History of Art: Highlights in Germany and the Netherlands
This four-week course is offered in collaboration with the Freie Universität in Berlin. By combining studies from Utrecht and Berlin, you will be able to get a glimpse of different centuries of art history in Northern Europe, compare differences and similarities between the two locations, and join museum visits. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities, both from a past and present perspective.
The Golden Age of Dutch Art
Are you curious to learn more about Rembrandt's 'Nightwatch', Vermeer's 'Girl with the pearl earring', Hals's 'Laughing figures' or other Dutch masterpieces from the 17th century? Sign up for this course and discover the Golden Age of Dutch Art and its marvellous paintings, applied arts and architecture. Upon completion of this highly interactive course, you will have gained a profound insight into the many layers of Dutch Art from this…
Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
Throughout this course, we will focus on the circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art during the 19th and 20th centuries. During this long period, the formation of a German nation state and the problematic notion of a German national identity became connected to the question of a German style and artistic ‘expression’.
Dutch Art from Van Gogh to Mondrian
This course takes you through Dutch art from the 18th and 19th century, up to the early decades of modernism. After the prosperous 17th century, innovations in the art world stagnated, until artists in the 19th century started to strive for the elusive ideal of truthfulness again, in a totally different way. Sign up for this course and discover the different styles, techniques and approaches of these modern Dutch artists, in paintings and…
Composing Film Music for Beginners
Film music is one of the most essential elements in audiovisual story telling. To become a film music composer, you will need a lot of exercise and experience in different areas. During this course we will cover various aspects of being a film music composer. How does music in film work? How to compose film music? How does film music relate to the other ingredients of the sound track: dialogue & sound? How to communicate with the director,…
Filmmaking for Beginners
This course provides an introduction into filmmaking; training in basic storytelling and practical skills that are required for shooting and editing a short film. To become a successful filmmaker, you will need a lot of exercise and experience in different areas. How does storytelling work? How do you visualize your ideas? How do you handle a camera and edit your images? We take a close look at the creative process and will practice the art by…
Supervising Artistic and Practice-based Research
What are good practices of artistic and practice-based research supervision? This week-long course explores the heterogeneous processes of PhD- and postdoc-supervision in the arts with the goal of formulating shared horizons. We have the ambition of consolidating our collective mappings into a constructive and inspiring toolkit for researchers, supervisors, and evaluators.