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Collaborative Project - MUS00091M

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  • Department: Music
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Martin Suckling
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

Working with other musicians is a fundamental part of the profession. This module offers a framework through which you can develop meaningful collaborations with other students in the school and critically reflect on these.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2023-24

Module aims

This module aims to facilitate collaboration between MA Music Performance students (or other MA Music students who meet the required performance standards) and other Music students. Collaboration is supported with students on the following programmes:

MA Music Production & Audio Cultures

MA Music: Composition

BA Music (those taking the recital option)

The nature of the collaboration will depend on the strand chosen, but broadly covers: performing for recording(s); participating in the development of a new piece or pieces of music; and performing as a collaborative artist in an undergraduate final recital. In all cases your performance will support assessed work undertaken by your collaborator, so absolute commitment and professionalism is required once the collaboration is agreed.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  1. Collaborate effectively with other musicians on a shared creative goal

  2. Support and respond to another musician’s creative vision with your own musical ideas

  3. Empathise with the challenges faced by other creative disciplines within music

  4. Demonstrate flexibility in your approach to performance as required by its interaction with another discipline

Module content

The format of this module will depend on the parameters of the collaboration. These will be agreed in advance with the Collaborative Project module leader and also the module leader of the collaborative partner. A session in Semester 1 will be held to facilitate the formation of collaborative partnerships. After this collaboration proposals and agreements will be submitted for approval to the module leader. This module is only open for selection by students who have formed an approved partnership - the availability of collaborative partners to pursue this module cannot be guaranteed.


Task Length % of module mark
Creative output, precise nature by agreement with module leader
N/A 50
Reflective essay
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Creative output, precise nature by agreement with module leader
N/A 50
Reflective essay
N/A 50

Module feedback

You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.

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