For the coming 2020/21 academic year, the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles will be opening a new department offering an undergraduate course: the BaRR (Bachelor in Rhythms and Rhythmics).
This three-year course is open to anyone - musician, actor, dancer or other - who has good rhythmic skills and wishes to use them in artistic, educational, socio-cultural or health-care settings.
This program intends to fill a gap in Higher Artistic Education by offering a course of basic training in which rhythm is envisaged as the motor, expressive, and structuring core of human feeling and of the temporal art forms.
Its purpose is to provide future bachelors with a complete, in-depth training, bringing together a wide range of disciplines which will lead to multiple professional opportunities.
The BaRR curriculum is organised around six domains illustrating the breadth of the field of rhythmic experience and activity.
Practicing and experiencing rhythm I Introduction to body awareness techniques I Music training I African and Afro-Cuban rhythms I Practical anatomy and kinesthesia I African dance I Guided auditions I Traditional and ancient dances I History of music I Western rhythmic approaches I Mediterranean and Middle Eastern rhythms I Body training I Ethnomusicology I Rhythmic therapeutic applications I Stage movement I Psychology and neuropsychology of rhythm I Indian rhythm I General didactics I Jazz rhythm...
The Bachelor in Rhythms and Rhythmics focuses on training qualified teachers who can intervene in music schools (rhythm classes, music training...) as well as in primary or secondary education (music initiation, music or dance group practices…). It also provides the tools for undergraduates to intervene in the corporate environment (stress management, team-building...) or in the field of health care (handicaps, socialization, dyslexia, ADHD...).
Two conditions determine registration: