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History & Practice of Community Arts - MUS00043M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Bruce Cole
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

This module is intended to explore the development of community art in the UK and internationally; its ideologies and ethics and the impact of political, social, economic and technological factors on the community music workplace.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will have:

Subject content

  • developed a critical understanding of current policies and professional codes in the arts, education and health.
  • explored a range of issues in aesthetics, gender and cultural politics
  • developed an understanding of how portfolios of work are influenced by outside forces
  • acquired critical report-writing and research skills

Academic and graduate skills

  • developed a critical understanding of the ideological basis of the arts in various contexts
  • developed familiarity with current research in the fields of aesthetics, gender and cultural politics


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students receive marks and feedback four weeks from submission

Indicative reading

Green, L, Music, Gender, Education (Cambridge)

Henry, Ian, The Politics of Leisure Policy (Macmillan)

Kershaw, Baz, The Politics of Performance (Routledge)

Khan, N, The Arts Britain Ignores (Commission for Racial Equality)

Shepherd, J (Ed), Whose Music (Latimer)

Small, Christopher, Music, Society, Education (Calder)

Small, Christopher, Music of the Common Tongue (Calder)

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

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