Official Master’s Degree in Flamencology (online)

Duration1 year. It can be taken in 3 years, with a minimum of 16 ECTS/year
CalendarWelcome meeting: September 9, 2024
Classes begin: September 16, 2024
Fees credit41,15 € 

The acceptance of flamenco as an academic object and its inclusion in conservatories and universities leads us to open and explore new concepts and methodologies in its advancement and research. Flamenco is today a universal art that breaks down the barriers of the strictly musical or artistic to become an expression worthy of a rigorous multidisciplinary and empirical approach.

The Master’s Degree in Flamencology offered by the ESMUC is OFFICIAL and allows you to get to know this art in a global way. It addresses its history and sociology, as well as its most relevant musical aspects. It deals with aspects related to the promotion and management of flamenco, as well as its communication and teaching. It gives us guidelines for conducting research on the flamenco genre, thus contributing to the creation of new approaches to the study of this universal art.

Access and admission

The Master’s in Flamenco is aimed at university graduates or graduates from all disciplines. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree: preferably in all branches of the humanities, in art history, in history and music sciences, graduates in music, communication sciences, audiovisual communication, etc. Graduates in other university disciplines will also be admitted, studying on a case-by-case basis.

Given the musicological orientation of the master’s degree, it is necessary to have basic musical training.

Type of subjectECTS
Mandatory common20
Compulsory specialty22
Optional subject6
Final master's thesis12
Total credits60

Compulsory subjects
Master's thesis123002
Research methodologies3751
Archiving and documentation3751
Flamenco sound documentation: Old discography3751
History of flamenco: a modern revision41001
History of flamenco in Catalonia3752
Sociology of flamenco41002
The music system of flamenco3751
Musical background of flamenco 3751
Baile flamenco3752
The flamenco sing3751
The flamenco guitar: the touch3752
Flamenco in arts41001
The flamenco business and its communication41001
Elective subjects (6 ECTS)
Flamenco and technology3752
The teaching of flamenco3752
Objectives and competencies

Competences for obtaining the degree

General competenciesSpecific competencies
IN-1Get acquainted with the historical, musicological and critical literature related to flamenco.
IN-2Get to know the world of flamenco management: business, market strategies, communication, as well as everything related to its management.
IN-3Get to know the musical structures of the flamenco repertoire, with the ability to fully value its syntactic and sound aspects.
IN-4Get to know the artistic, historical and social conditions in which flamenco has developed.
IN-5Know the different research methodologies and know how to apply them to the study of flamenco.
IN-6Acquire the critical capacity to value the products of the musical activity of the different stages of flamenco from a perspective that integrates artistic, historical and social aspects.
IN-7Develop knowledge based on a critical and analytical sense of the repertoire of their specialization.
IN-8Know the relationship between flamenco and other arts.
IN-9Apply the supports offered by new technologies in the service of music research.
IN-10Demonstrate, based on Master's studies, that they could continue their self-taught training.
CG-1Recognize the structures of their own musical materials and know how to apply this knowledge in the field of research.
CG-2Demonstrate the ability to interact in the field of research in its different areas.
CG-3Demonstrate that you have the skills, knowledge and understanding in the field of research to expand this knowledge and apply it to new innovative proposals.
CG-4Develop skills for self-training in your career.
CG-5Have the ability to link their own research activity with other disciplines of scientific and humanistic thinking, the arts in general and other musical disciplines in particular, giving their profession a multidisciplinary vision.
CG-6Argue and verbally express their views on various musical concepts.
CG-7To know new methods of study and research that contribute to its continuous development.
CG-8Demonstrate the ability to interact with different participatory research projects.
CG-9To know the historical development of music from a critical perspective in a social and cultural context.
CG-10Communicate in writing and verbally the content and objectives of their professional activity to specialized people, with an appropriate use of technical and general vocabulary.
CG-11Know and apply the legislation related to their professional field.
CG-12Possess and show knowledge that provides the basis for transferring them into practice in an original way; or developing ideas, mainly in the context of research.
CG-13Know how to communicate the conclusions, knowledge and theories on which they are based, to different audiences, in a clear and precise way.
CG-14Know how to apply and integrate knowledge in new environments, from multidisciplinarity demonstrating the ability to solve problems.
CG-15To know the key theories and methodologies for the analysis of flamenco as a musical manifestation within the framework of Andalusian culture.
CG-16Know how to interpret the stages of the historical development of the flamenco genre as an element of Andalusian and European culture
CG-17Understand the cultural and ideological implications of the ascription of flamenco to art.



Operation of the master’s degree

Depending on the number of credits, each subject has a determined intensive teaching period of (2-3 weeks). Academic periods of the subjects do not overlap. During these periods, professors are available to resolve all their doubts and to maintain the necessary asynchronous contact. During the teaching period, students have access to all the material necessary to develop the master’s degree skills.

There is no set school schedule. Each student is autonomous in directing his work rhythm (within the teaching period of each subject). For each subject, the assignments that certify learning outcomes will always have a period of two extra weeks after the end of the teaching period.

Academic calendar
SubjectBeginning of school termEnd of school term
Research methodologies*.16/09/202427/09/2024
Archiving and documentation30/09/202411/10/2024
Musical background of flamenco14/10/202425/10/2024
The musical system of flamenco28/10/202408/11/2024
History of flamenco: a modern revision11/11/202429/11/2024
Flamenco sound documentation: early discography09/12/202420/12/2024
Sociology of flamenco07/01/202524/01/2025
The business of flamenco and its communication27/01/202507/02/2025
History of flamenco in Catalonia10/02/202521/02/2025
Flamenco in the arts24/02/202514/03/2025
Flamenco singing17/03/202528/03/2025
Flamenco dancing31/03/202511/04/2025
The flamenco guitar: playing22/04/202509/05/2025
Flamenco teaching12/05/202523/05/2025
Flamenco and technology26/05/202506/06/2025

*It is advisable to register for the course in the same year as the Master’s Thesis.

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