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Course Overview

This course is designed to enable musicians to contribute effectively in community settings by ensuring that they understand the various organisational, legal and procedural requirements of the context.  Students will be encouraged to compare a range of different organisational structures and roles in community settings and to develop skills in collaboration and partnership working, including understanding the value base and standards in use by key professions working in communities and the resultant challenges for multidisciplinary work.  Students will reflect on their own experience in communities as part of their analysis of theory and practice of community work.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ms Christine Aldred

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

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4
  • Either Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music) or Bachelor of Music with Honours (Music and Communities)
  • Any Undergraduate 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 course will consist of the following components:

  • Examination of community organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors focusing on legal and political context, policy, finance, systems, structures and procedures.
  • Theory and practice of working with individuals and groups in an educational and community context.
  • Clarification and analysis of values though reflection and reflexivity.
  • Interdisciplinarity and partnership working.

Further Information & Notes

The teaching for this course consists of 20 hours lectures and 10 hours of seminars. 

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:

50% Written Assignment – essay, 2000 words

50% Presentation – oral presentation of 15 minutes

Resit: Students to resbmit failed components.

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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