October 2016 will see the start of something momentous. The University of Malta’s Centre for the Liberal Arts and Science will be launching a course focusing on a critical analysis of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Yes, you read that right – the extremely popular annual show, which is viewed by over 90% of Malta’s population, will now have actual trained professionals critiquing it. This will make for a dramatic change from the endless amateur statuses we’ve grown accustomed to seeing.
Speaking to newsbook.com.mt Dr George Cremona, the course’s coordinator, explained that the course will be asking the hard-hitting questions about the Eurovision. How has Europe changed over the years? How united is Europe as a continent? How do contestants feel before they perform?
The unit, currently titled Interpreting Music Culture: Multimodality, MTV and the Eurovision, intends to “fill a lacuna and explore these music resources and events critically.”
Well, I guess we’ve got no choice but to quit everything and head back to university! But if you are interested in signing up for this course, you’d better hurry. Applications close on the 15th September.
Don’t wait till Tomorrow, when you can apply today!