HTP013 Applied Musical Semiotics and Semantics 2

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Marek Sedláček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Music - Faculty of Education
Prerequisites (in Czech)
HTP012 Applied Musical Semiotics and Semantics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In the second semester, the subject is focused on musical semiosis and semantic analysis of program works. Particular attention is paid to fuzzy semiotics.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the student will be able to understand the the musical semiotics from the pragmatic point of view of including methodological applications in music education.
  • Basic musical semiotic issues (the definition of music, the boundaries of music and extra-music, metacharacters in music - presentation, representation).
  • Exemplification of procedures in the music - semiosis.
  • Music semiosis as a social psychological process.
  • Stratification of music semiosis.
  • Problems of semantical analysis of the programme compositions.
  • Fuzzy semiotics
    required literature
  • FUKAČ, Jiří, Jaroslav JIRÁNEK and Ivan POLEDŇÁK. Základy hudební sémiotiky (The Principles of Music Semiotics). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1992. 787 pp. ISBN 80-210-0373-1. info
  • FUKAČ, Jiří. Základy hudební sémiotiky. Vyd. 1. V Brně: Masarykova univerzita, 1992. 303 s. ISBN 8021003731. info
  • FUKAČ, Jiří. Základy hudební sémiotiky. D. 3. V Brně: Masarykova univerzita, 1992. ISBN 80-210-0567-X. info
    recommended literature
  • ECO, Umberto. Teorie sémiotiky. Edited by Marek Sedláček. Vyd. 2., V Argu 1. Praha: Argo, 2009. 440 s. ISBN 9788025701577. info
    not specified
  • HAWKES, Terence. Strukturalismus a sémiotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Host, 1999. 174 s. ISBN 80-86055-62-0. info
  • TARASTI, Eero. A theory of musical semiotics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. xvi, 328 s. ISBN 0-253-35649-0. info
  • SEBEOK, Thomas A. Theorie und Geschichte der Semiotik. Translated by Achim Eschbach. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1979. 222 s. ISBN 3499553899. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation. Consultations. Semantic analysis.
Assessment methods
Oral Exam. 2 questions. The exam content comes from the range of recommended study literature and the programme of both semesters.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021.
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