Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

EthnoArts Certificate Classes

What is EthnoArts?

Art forms, like language, are found in every culture. Ethnic Art forms (songs, poems, dance, drama, verbal arts, and visual arts) are fundamental elements of any cultural system, and reflect the heart concerns and responses of a culture. They are communication tools. Oral traditions house their library of cultural and value-centered information, not in buildings or in books on shelves, but in songs, poems, dances, dramas, stories, visual arts, and other expressive mediums. These cultural traditions, when accessed appropriately, function as an effective bridge for an oral tradition's comfortable movement towards new innovations which are entering their changing life context.

Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

These courses provide participants with a framework for increased awareness of these expressive cultural forms, an opportunity to learn and apply research tools to assist them in understanding and documenting these art forms, and tools for application to domains such as Language Development, Community Development, Scripture Engagement and Use, and more.

1st -14th June 2016

Basic Principles of Ethnomusicology and Arts

This two week course, designed to assist nationals and expatriates working throughout Asia, offers an overview of Ethnomusicology and Arts from both academic and applied perspectives, and especially demonstrates how music and arts advocacy can benefit language communities. The course includes input sessions, microteaching, individual study, and basic application to each studentís individual context. The course will be taught in English, and so a level of proficiency in English is needed. On successful completion of the class, students will receive a certificate with a grade of Pass or High Pass. All students are required to complete a pre-course reading assignment.

Advanced Certificates in Ethnomusicology and Arts

Our three core Advanced EthnoArts classes, EthnoArts Analysis Techniques, Research Methods in EthnoArts and Applied EthnoArts will be be held in the Aug-Nov 2017 time frame.

Further Information

For questions about the Ethnomusicology and Arts courses please contact Debbi Hosken at debbi_hosken@sil.org.

Application Form

The application deadline for the Arts classes is 31 March 2016.

Download the Application for EthnoArts Certificate Courses

Instructions for Application Form
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  • Type your full name on the "Signature of Applicant" line.
  • When complete, email to Debbi Hosken at debbi_hosken@sil.org.
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