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Community Music in Principle - MUS00046M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Bruce Cole
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

During this module you will study how community music creates opportunities for transformation and development of participants and practitioners.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23
B Summer Vacation 2021-22

Module aims

During this module you will study how community music creates opportunities for transformation and development of participants and practitioners. This will be done through the study of principles of inclusivity and democracy within a workshop setting, transformative processes and theories of change, and artist development through reflective practice. There will also be an introduction to assessing how we measure quality within community art.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will have:

 

Subject content

  • related their artform skills to a range of social and educational contexts
  • developed an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice of community arts
  • acquired a critical understanding of the core principles of community arts development and project planning

 

Academic and graduate skills

  • developed a working knowledge of library and other research resources
  • developed an awareness of local and regional contacts and networks

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

The module is assessed through one of the following:

An essay of approximately 3000 words

OR

An annotated workshop plan or reflective report of approximately 2000 words demonstrating the links between practical and theoretical understanding

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Coursework
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students receive marks and feedback within 20 working days of submission.

Indicative reading

Bolton, G. Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development. London: Sage Publications, 2014.

Braden, Su, Artists and People. London: Routledge, 1978.

Butcher, Hugh, and Community Development Foundation (Great Britain). Community and Public Policy. London, Pluto Press, 1993.

Everitt, Anthony. Joining In: An Investigation into Participatory Music. London: Gulbenkian Foundation, 1997.

Kelly, Owen. Community, Art and the State: Storming the Citadels. London: Comedia, 1984.

Ledwith, M. and J Springett. Participatory Practice: Community-Based Action for Transformative Change. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2010.

Matarrasso, Francois. A Restless Art. London: Gulbenkian Foundation, 2018.

Moser, Pete and George McKay. Community Music: A Handbook. Lyme Regis: Russell House, 2005.

Peggie, Andrew. Musicians go to School: Partnership in the Classroom. London: London Arts Board/Yamaha, 1997.



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.