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Course Overview

Practical Musicianship is a fully interactive course designed to develop students musicianship skill whilst providing the teaching techniques and resources required to transfer musicianship skills to participants in a diverse range of community settings regardless of starting ability.  All students taking this course are also required to sing in the Music and Communities choir, designed to provide basic vocal training and as an introduction to vocal ensemble resources. This is a fun, activity filled practical course. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) (Studied) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Education) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will consist of practical workshops that will prepare students for their community placements but will also provide them with base-line skills in areas that will be necessary in their work as musicians engaging with a variety of community groups.

Skill areas:

  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Rehearsing and Directing
  • Guitar
  • Improvisation

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In course assessments in each skill area (50%) and 20 minute formal presentation demonstrating skills in three chosen skill areas (50%).

Resit: In course assessments in each skill area (50%) (revisited) and 20 minute formal presentation demonstrating skills in three chosen skill areas (50%) (new).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Oral feedback will be provided by the lecturer on draft work during the year. Written feedback will be provided on report forms following submission of the assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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