Project I: Developing Technique & Ideas - MUS00067M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Nicky Losseff
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20
B Autumn Term 2019-20 to Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module aims to show students how to produce an independent project in individual or ensemble music making, composition or research. The teaching is mostly through individual tutorial and/or vocal or instrumental lessons. By bringing independent work week by week to their tutors, students are encouraged to begin developing the qualities of critical, reflective and informed practice. Class-based elements of the module help students begin to understand the knowledge/creativity balance in relation to their work, an ability to reflect self-critically, and a way of articulating these factors.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to

Knowledge and understanding

1) access written and sounding materials and other research tools;

2) use those tools to research areas of interest;

3) explore in detail both previous and current work relevant to their particular research areas;

4) apply to their research findings critical tools drawn from performance studies, composition, musicology, analysis and related disciplines;

5) contextualize and critically assess their findings;

6) articulate those findings through performance, composition, writing or presentation;

7) develop a knowledge of texts, compositions and audio recordings in order to widen experience of the field in which they are working.

Discipline related learning outcomes

1) produce work (compositions, performances, essays) showing ideas through creative and academic exploration;

2) develop those ideas by studying the processes of compositions, performances and academic writing and learning to apply them to their own work;

3) through the development of vocal, instrumental, compositional or academic writing technique, show stamina in performance, writing or composition.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
Practical
25-50 minutes performance
N/A 100 Default
Practical
8-20 minutes composition folio
N/A 100 A
Essay/coursework
5000 word essay
N/A 100 B

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark Group
Practical
25-50 minutes performance
N/A 100 Default
Practical
8-20 minutes composition folio
N/A 100 A
Essay/coursework
5000 word essay
N/A 100 B

Module feedback

Feedback is given no later than 4 weeks after the submission.

Indicative reading

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