Whenever you follow a discussion on ethics, political ideologies, freedom of speech, science, gene technology, global warming and questions regarding ‘what it means to live a good life’ you will find that all these topics have roots to philosophy. Even when you turn on your favorite TV-show or whenever you read a good book, you will find that many of these stories are essentially based on philosophical ideas.
Philosophy does not provide any easy answers, it is instead a subject that questions what you think you know and many times leaves you more confused than you were to being with. However, it is also a subject that encourages you to engage in discussions with others, to find common ground and explore different ideas together.
During this course, you will be introduced to different philosophical ideas throughout history as well as some of the contemporary philosophical topics. You will be introduced to ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, metaphysics and existentialism. You will learn to think critically, understand different viewpoints, analyze arguments and view problems in a broader context.
Teacher: Jeppe Kirkegaard
What if we’re wrong? Political sociology and debate
We live in a plural society, where we tell our selves that we accept all ideas and concepts. We Europeans also agree that some things are just right – democracy, nationality, a sustainable future, schools, freedom of speech, human rights etc. But what if we’re wrong? This class looks critically at our imagined ”rights” and asks the question: Can we do it another – a better – way?
The class will be a mix of theory and discussion; the point is to look at things you already know a lot about and then use theory and debate to twist and turn your own arguments. The aim of this class is not to teach you how the world is or should be; the aim is not to tell you that you are wrong, but open your mind to the idea that you could be wrong - open your mind to other opinions and legitimate views on topics, where you take your own opinion for granted. Expect to become more confused, but on a higher level.
Teacher: Jens Horstmann
Room for everyone and plenty of opportunity for challenge. Music speaks its own language and is a form of communication that brings together all types of people. It spreads joy and community as well as develops one creatively but also on a personal level. In this subject, we train your musical skills, whether you have been playing or singing for several years, or you are starting from scratch. The focus is on lifting your general musicality and the ability to interplay with others.
You start out by picking an instrument or vocals/chorus, and then the lectures alternates between instrumental and vocal practice in small groups and in interplay. During interplay, the focus is on the internal musical communication, to listen to each other while you make your musical contribution. Here you will experience the right balance between identity and community.
In order to make the best performance all vocals and instruments needs to be distinguishable. We will work on confidence and sharpness in expression, and the courage to perform. With music, it’s like so much else in life: How far you reach depends on how much energy you put into it. The school’s music room is open 24 hours a day, and we provide the framework for your success, the rest is up to you!
Teacher: Rigmor Eybye
Art asks questions and challenges both the one who experiences it as well as its creator. Art involves different crafts and techniques, but is also about experimentation, expressing yourself and communicating with the outside world. In art lessons, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your work, a process that is both challenging and confrontational. During this course, you will get the opportunity to work with:
Drawing: Drawing is the foundation of all art courses and the easiest place to start. You will learn to see contour and how to sketch drawings with both pencils and ink. The aim is to give your drawings life, vibration and expression.
Painting: The starting point is the modern canvas painting, where we create images with brushes, scrapers and palette knives on canvas or plate. You will initially receive a few bound assignments and lectures in color theory and composition.
Sculpt: The body of the sculpture is the starting point. Learning to see the contour with pressure points of the form is important in order to maintain the firmness of the body. Experimenting with material and form in three-dimensional experiences is both challenging and engrossing. You can work with widely different materials such as granite, wood, clay, plaster or wax in both bound and free tasks.
Teacher: Ole Præstkær Jørgensen