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MU5003
Music Research Skills
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jasmin Cameron

Pre-requisite(s): Candidates must normally possess a degree in Music at 2(ii) or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in Music.

The syllabus will include topics from the following list: Research Proposals, Introduction to Archival Research, Editing and Editions, Programming and Recital Etiquette, Composition as Research, Composition and Analysis, Performance as Research, Musicology in terms of Performance, Presentation of Research.

10x 2-hour lecture/seminar/tutorial per week.

Research proposal (100%).

MU5004
Music Research Seminar Series
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jasmin Cameron

Pre-requisite(s): Candidates must normally possess a degree in Music at 2(ii) or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in Music.

The syllabus will involve attendance at the Music Research Seminar Series, where external speakers will deliver lectures/seminars and will be followed by sessionss for students: also attendance will be required at internal seminar presentations.

8x 2-hour lecture/seminar/tutorial per week.

Presentation (40 mins) (75%); supporting documentation (25%).

MU5005
Extended Project Module A
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jasmin Cameron

Pre-requisite(s): Candidates must normally possess a degree in Music at 2(ii) or above, or an equivaalent qualification or proven relevant experience in Music.

The course enables students to be creative in developing their own independent and individual ideas through an extended research project in musicology and/or composition and/or performance resulting in a substantial piece of original work. They will acquirte a range of skills, techniques and understanding enabling them to become effective researchers.

The project outcome will be a 30 minute presentation of text basedm composition and/or performance materials as appropriate, which the student has comiled over the period of research. The exact nature of the project is the result of negotiation between supervisor (or supervisory team) and student, subject to the approval of the programme coordinator. As a guide, there follows follows the suggested parameters for 120 credit versions of this module (Module C):

- Word limit for assessment by dissertation only is 25,000--30,000; musicology students may also include other material, such as scholarly editions of music and analytical graphs.
- Assessment by composition portfolio can include music of any genre or style provided that the student can demonstrate its research value; the music can be instrumental/vocal/ and/or electroacoustic. The content of the portfolio will depend on length and complexity; it might consist of a signle large-scale work or a number of smaller pieces but as a general guide, the total duration of the music might be around 35-40 minutes.
- Assessment of performance as research may involve a recital or collection of audio recordings totalling around 40-45 minutes durationl the latter is suited to projects involving, for example, performance on historical instruments in locations outside Aberdeen. In this case, recordings would have to be made specifically for the project: pre-existing commercially released recordings are not accepted.

1x one-hour per fortnight tutotrial.

As this course is part of a taught MMus programme, the emphasis is on independent learning, and teaching will be delivered through one-to-one supervision with a supervisor identified at the beginning of the course. Students may also be encouraged to consult other colleagues from time to time, both within and outside the institution.

Project (100%). student progress will be monitored through formative assessment throughout the course. This will be done, both as part of the normal monitoring of progress with the project, but also by menas of regular presentations about the student's own work. There will be a formal 30 minute presentation in January where staff will assess the research done by the student by this stage.

MU5006
Extended Project Module B
CREDIT POINTS 60

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jasmin Cameron

Pre-requisite(s): Candidates must normally possess a degree in Music 2(ii) or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in Music.

The course enables students to be creative in developing their own independent and individual ideas through an extended research project in musicology and/or composition and/or performance resulting in a substantial piece of original work. They will acquire a range of skills, techniques and understanding enabling them to become effectove researchers.

The project will be a 30 minute presentation of text based, composition and/or performance materials as appropriate, which the student has complied over the period of research. the exact natuare of the project is the result of negotiation between supervisor (or supervisory team) and student, subject to the approval of the programme coordinator. As a guide, there follows the suggested parameters for 120 credit versions of this module (Module C):

- Word limit for assessment by dissertation only is 25,000 to 30,000 words; musicology students may also include other material, such as scholarly editions of music and analytical graphs.
- Assessment by composition portfolio can include music of any genre or style provided that the student can demonstrate its research value; the music can be instrumental/vocal and/or electroacoustic. The content of the portfolio will depend on length and complexity; it might consist of a single large-scle work or a number of smaller pieces but as a general guide, the total duration of the music might be around 35-40 minutes.

Assessment of performance as research may involve a recital or collection of audio recordings totalling around 40-45 minutes duration; the latter is suited to projects involving, for example, performance on historical insturments in locations outside Aberdeen. In this case, recordings would have to be made specifically for the project: pre-existing commericially released recordings are not accepted.

1x one-hour per fortnight tutorial.

As this course is part of a taught MMus programme, the emphasis is on independent learning, and teaching will be delivered through one-to-one supervision with a supervisor identified at the beginning of course. Students may also be encouraged to consult other coleagues from time to time, both within and outside the instituion.

Project (100%). Student progress will be monitored through formative assessment throughout the course. This will be done, both as part of the normal monitoring of progress with the project, but also by means of regular presentations about the student's own work. There will be a formal 30 minute presentation in May where staff will assess the research done by the student by this stage.

MU50EP
Extended Project
CREDIT POINTS 120

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jasmin Cameron

Pre-requisite(s): Candidates must normally posses a degree in Music 2(ii) or above, or an equivalent qualification or proven relevant experience in Music.

The project outcome will be a dissertation and/or portfolio of compositions and/or a performance recital demonstrating original research. The exact nature of the project is the result of negotiation between supervisor (or supervisory team) and student, subject to the approval of the programme coordinator.

As a guide, the word limit for assessment by dissertation only is 25,000 - 30,000; musicology students may also include other material, such as scholarly editions of music and analytical graphs.

Assessment by composition portfolio can include music of any genre or stylee provided that the student can demonstrate its research value; the music can be instrumental/vocal and/or electroacoustic. The content of the portfolio will depend on length and complexity; it might consist of a single large-scale work or a number of smaller pieces but as a general guide, the total duration of the music might be around 35-40 minutes.

Assessment of performance as research may involve a recital or collection of audio recordings totalling around 40-45 minutes duration; the latter is suited to projects involving, for example, performance on historical instruments in locations outside Aberdeen. In this case, recordings would have to be made specifically for the project: pre-existing commercially released recordings are not accepted.

Students may produce one research in one type of outcome, or combine elements of more than one. Normally students specialising in composition and/or performance will include a short dissertation in the form of a commentary providing evidence of the research underpinning and illuminating the portfolio and/or recital.

The outcome of the project (dissertation, composition portfolio, recital/recording or any combination of these) will be assessed as to its quality, as will the research underpinning it.

1 x 1 hour per fortnight tutorial.

Project (100%)