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MU5006: EXTENDED PROJECT MODULE B (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:59


Course Overview

This 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 effective researchers. 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. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Both Sessions Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators

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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Master of Music (Studied) or Master of Music in Vocal Music (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music in Vocal Music

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Assessment

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.

Formative Assessment

None.

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