DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Department of Opera

General Description

History

The Second Cycle Program of Opera Department is primarily intended for students who hold a Bachelor s degree in Opera and whose aim is to be specialized in field and make an academic career or make a progress as a performer. Students of this program during the first two semesters besides taking performance lessons such as Voice Training, Acting, Opera and Song Literature, they also improve their substructure knowledge of music by taking theoretical courses such as Opera History and Voice Anatomy and Physiology. The education process ends up with a thesis that would be completed in two semesters and a final recital.

Qualification Awarded

Master of Art in Opera (MA)

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

Portfolio, Interview, Live Audition, First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) Diploma, Transcript

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

According to the Regulations of Dokuz Eylül University for Graduate Schools, students are not connected to the right for internal transfer, previously taken courses at another graduate programme by another university with a successful grade may be recognized by the related programmes after the letter of the students includes course contents and the transcript, and by the recommendation of the head of the departments and by the decision of the Board of Directors. The courses taken by the outgoing Exchange students have the recognition at the school either as compulsory or elective.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

2 years, 2 semesters per year, 15 weeks per semester, 120 ECTS in total.

Profile of the Programme

Graduates of Second Cycle Program of Opera Department can be employed in national and international opera houses as soloists or choir members. They can sing as freelance solo singers in Symphonic orchestras, chamber music groups and chamber orchestras. They can be employed either in private or public choirs as well. They can also find a position in academic institutions as lecturers and make further academic studies.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Be able to have expert knowledge of branch-specific art culture and aesthetics at a master s degree level
2   Be able to have knowledge at a master s degree level about the relationship of theory and practice in a project developed as a result of his/her creativity based on qualifications obtained from the bachelor's degree knowledge and skills
3   Be able to develop and deepen the knowledge, methods and techniques of his/her own field based on qualifications obtained from the bachelor's degree
4   Be able to relate the knowledge, methods and techniques of his/her field to other disciplines
5   Be able to interpret or produce a high level work of art either alone or with a group at a master's degree level
6   Be able to develop multi-dimensional perception, thought, conceptual and implementation skills at a master's degree level
7   Be able to transfer practices related to his/her field through performance method
8   Is able to communicate verbally and in writing in at least one foreign language (European Language Portfolio General Level: B2 Level)

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Graduates of Second Cycle Program of Opera Department can be employed in national and international opera houses as soloists or choir members. They can sing as freelance solo singers in Symphonic orchestras, chamber music groups and chamber orchestras. They can be employed either in private or public choirs as well. They can also find a position in academic institutions as lecturers and make further academic studies.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to third cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits


T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 30
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 OPR 5055 THE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF VOICE ELECTIVE 2 0 0 3
G 2 MAS 5269 ANALYSIS OF MUSIC AND OPERA IN THE CONTEXT OF MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
G 3 OPR 5067 OPERA STUDIES WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT I ELECTIVE 2 1 0 3
G 4 OPR 5069 ART SONG REPERTORY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT I ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
G 5 OPR 5071 APPLIED ART SONG REPERTORY I ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
G 6 OPR 5073 VOICE I ELECTIVE 2 1 0 12
G 7 OPR 5075 APPLIED MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTORY I ELECTIVE 1 1 0 4
G 8 OPR 5077 HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
G 9 OPR 5079 CLASSICAL BALLET METHOD I ELECTIVE 2 6 0 8
G 10 OPR 5081 MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTORY AND INTERPETATION I ELECTIVE 2 1 0 6
G 11 OPR 5083 CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTORY I ELECTIVE 2 6 0 8
G 12 OPR 5085 OPERA REPERTORY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT I ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
G 13 MAS 5243 INTERACTION BETWEEN MUSIC AND OTHER ARTS IN 19TH AND 20TH ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
G 14 MAS 5265 SEMIOTIC APPROACHES IN 20TH CENTURY MUSIC AND OPERA I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
G 15 OPR 5065 ACTING I ELECTIVE 2 1 0 6
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 GSE 5012 METHODS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
B 2 OPR 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 22
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 OPR 5070 ACTING II ELECTIVE 2 1 0 6
B 2 OPR 5068 OPERA STUDIES WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT II ELECTIVE 2 1 0 3
B 3 OPR 5074 ART SONG REPERTORY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT II ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
B 4 OPR 5076 APPLIED ART SONG REPERTORY II ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
B 5 OPR 5078 VOICE II ELECTIVE 2 1 0 7
B 6 OPR 5080 APPLIED MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTORY II ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
B 7 MAS 5274 ANALYSIS OF MUSIC AND OPERA IN THE CONTEXT OF MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
B 8 OPR 5084 CLASSICAL BALLET METHOD II ELECTIVE 2 6 0 8
B 9 OPR 5086 MUSICAL THEATRE REPERTORY AND INTERPETATION II ELECTIVE 2 1 0 6
B 10 OPR 5088 CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTORY II ELECTIVE 2 6 0 8
B 11 OPR 5090 OPERA REPERTORY WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT II ELECTIVE 1 1 0 3
B 12 MAS 5248 INTERACTION OF MUSIC WITH OTHER PERFORMING ARTS IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
B 13 MAS 5270 SEMIOTIC APPROACHES IN 20TH CENTURY MUSIC AND OPERA II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 14 OPR 5082 HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 OPR 5900 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 OPR 5900 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

In addition to the portfolio and interview for entrance exam, the participants has to serve a live audition performance. Live Audition Requirements: 1 French melody, 1 German lied, 1 song ( in any language). Songs are to be chosen at least from two different periods of music: 1 Mozart aria, 1 Baroque aria, 1 aria (from any period). All compositions must be performed in memory and sung in original language. One of the arias should be sung with its recitativo.

The regulations for examination and grading are arranged in the fourth part of DEU Graduate School of Fine Arts Educational and Examinational Regulations. The lowest grade to be successful in a credit course is 75. Detailed assessment methods and criteria for courses are explained in syllabi.

Graduation Requirements

Second Cycle (Master's Degree) Programme with thesis is comprised of at least 7 courses, not being less than 21 national credits, a seminar and specialization courses and thesis studies, in total 120 ECTS credits.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Associate Prof. Linet ŞAUL
Erasmus Coordinator
e-mail: linet.saul@deu.edu.tr
Tel: +90 (232) 412 9401

Associate Prof. Pınar UÇMAN KARAÇALI
Farabi Coordinator
e-mail: pinar1@temple.edu
Tel: +90 (232) 412 9401