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MU401C: PLACEMENT 3 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

MU3521, MU4020 and MU401C are three closely related courses that sit at the core of the Music and Communities Programme, and to the vocational experience the programme strives to provide.  These courses bring together both the academic and practical aspects of designing, implementing and delivering a major community based project. MU3521 is based on Judith Sachs writing on innovative professional development, which supports the writing of a major project proposal. This proposal is then negotiated and delivered in full in MU401C. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

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What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will consist of workshops that will prepare students for a community placement.

This will allow them to understand and engage with theoretical work that will then be put into practice in peer-group contexts before making a significant contribution, including taking a lead role in some aspects, to work in real situations in communities. Workshops will allow students to try out ideas within peer-groups, undergoing peer-assessment activities as well as formal assessment themselves, as well as looking at how to evaluate their own practice.

The Community Placement will allow students to undertake activities with a variety of local agencies under the guidance of an expert. Agencies who have expressed an interest in becoming partners are Scottish Ensemble, Woodend Arts Association, Station House Media Unit, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen College and various City and Shire council supported activities, as well as community activities managed by university staff away from the university. The placement aspect comprises a 8 week placement in a partner agency following an intensive workshop-experience in university.

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: Report (combined university/agency) (75%) Reflective Journal (25%).

Resit: Report (combined university/agency) (75%) (new placement) Reflective Journal (25%) (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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