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Musicology

Fribourg profile

The doctorate involves the formulation and public defence of thorough and in-depth research work, conducted in close collaboration between the doctoral student and the thesis supervisor (or co-supervisor).

Theses conducted within the Department might address themes concerning the following:
– History and dramaturgy of musical theatre (17th-21st century)
– Vocal music and literature (17th-21st century)
– Baroque music and emotions
– Musical patronage in Italy (17th century)
– Swiss French music
– Film music
– Opera staging
– Relationship between music and visuals (opera and concert relays)

Joint doctoral seminars are organised with the Musicology chairs of the Swiss universities. Various other opportunities may arise during the writing of the thesis: attendance and/or organisation of conferences, study days.

Professors who are eligible to supervise theses

  • Prof. Andrea Garavaglia

Areas of specialisation:
– Baroque musical dramaturgy
– Vocal music and literature
– Baroque music and history of emotions
– Musical patronage in Italy (17th century)

  • PD Dr Delphine Vincent

Areas of specialisation:
– French and Swiss French music (since 1850)
– Musical dramaturgy (since 1990) / Contemporary opera
– Film music
– Opera staging
– Relationship between music and visuals (opera and concert relays)

Theses can be supervised in French, German, English or Italian.

Studies organisation

Structure of studies

No ECTS credits can be earned.

Doctoral school

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Admission

In order to be admitted to a doctorate the candidate must have been awarded an academic bachelor's and master's degree or an equivalent qualification from a university recognised by the University of Fribourg.

Before applying for a doctorate the candidate must contact a professor who would be willing to supervise the thesis work.

There is no general right to be admitted to a doctorate.

The respective conditions of admission for each doctoral study programme are reserved.