production
Skip to Content

MU5017: MUSICKING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Christopher Gray

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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 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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Written Feedback will be provided by the examination panel in turnitin. 

 
Word Count 6000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed summative assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback Written feedback provided by course coordinator
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberThis is a Learning Outcome created for the dummy course. To be used only for testing.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to demonstrate how the Community Musician applies a critical awareness and detailed knowledge and understanding of terminology and conventions in a range of community settings.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to demonstrate and work with detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialisms, some of which is informed by, or at the forefront of Community Music practice.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents will be able to Demonstrate and work with knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the field is developed, including a range of established techniques of enquiry or research.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents will be able to Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in executing a defined project of research, development or investigation and in identifying and implementing necessary outcomes.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to apply knowledge, skills and understanding to practice in a range of professional level contexts that include a degree of unpredictability and specialism.
ProceduralEvaluateManage and work within complex ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and ethical codes and practices whilst recognising the limits of these codes.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and integrate the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of this course in Community Music Practice.

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.