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MU5017: MUICKING (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is based around Christopher Small’s book Musicking. Small proposes that ‘Music is not a thing at all but an activity, something that people do.’ From this basis the course will develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the various ways in which Community Musicians engage with a broad range of community settings and participants in the activity of musicking. The course will look critically at selected Community Music case studies from the UK, Europe and the USA exploring varying pedagogical underpinnings for project design, initiation, delivery and evaluation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The student experience is built around a participatory approach to learning and teaching, incorporating: Contact time with lecturers (lectures, seminars and workshops), self-direct study and practical vocational experiences.

Throughout the course students will be asked to undertake a variety of formative tasks including: self-directed research, reading and writing, as well as practical activities and online collaborations.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay - 6000 words (100%).

Resubmission of failed assignment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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