DATE: 20-08-2020

Update on DEMUSIS project during COVID-19 health crisis

Enhancing the digital competencies and entrepreneurship skills of academic musicians in Serbia for culturally more engaged society – DEMUSIS is a Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (CBHE) project funded by Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. DEMUSIS project aims at enhancing entrepreneurial abilities of academic musicians to use digital technologies artistically, creatively, knowledgeably, critically and responsibly (both toward self and others) in general and cultural context. The objective is to introduce forward-looking curricula that will offer sustainable career for musicians and provide them with knowledge, skills and understanding how to work alone and manage their own careers.

New courses such as Introduction to project planning and music entrepreneurship and Basics of music entrepreneurship, were introduced at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Academy of Arts, University of Kragujevac, University of Novi Sad and Faculty of Philology and Arts, between 2019 and 2020. Their successful implementation provided grounds for the enhancement of digital skills and competencies of the music students, with four new courses: Introduction to digital notation, Contemporary notation and advanced digital notography, Basics of digital literacy for musicians and Basics of working with Digital Audio Workstation – DAW.

Further courses, Methods in Music Education in Digital Environment and Music in digital environment, were implemented at the University of Novi Sad and at The Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac respectively. As in the case of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, new courses at academic partner institutions from Novi Sad and Kragujevac were realized mostly online, on Moodle-based distance learning platforms and other communication applications and tools.

To know more about the DEMUSIS project updates, a more detailed overview of the activities is available here.