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Course Overview

The BMus (Hons) Community Music programme uniquely prepares students as informed and creative practitioners in the emerging field of Community Music. The compulsory suite of course for the BMus (Hons) Community Music programme are designed to fully complement and integrate with each other, bringing together academic and practical experiences. The student experience in each course is built around a participatory approach to learning and teaching, enabling students to fully engage with the stated learning outcomes. Teaching incorporates: 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 both descriptive and reflective, as well as practical vocational activities and online collaborations.

Course Details

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

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

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

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

This course is designed to allow students to identify themselves as practitioners within the field of Community Music; furthermore developing and articulating their own ideas for community based initiatives and projects whilst exploring business and funding models.

Further Information & Notes

Students must have membership of Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

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: One 3,500 word essay (100%).

Resit: One new 3,500 word essay (100%).

Formative Assessment

Three 500 word MyAberdeen forum posting(s) including appropraite comments on peers' proposals.


Formative - Written feedback will be provided by peers and tutors given through the appropriate discussion forums on MyAberdeen. Summative - Annotated scripts and written feedback forms.

Course Learning Outcomes

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