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Course Overview

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 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • 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

This course is designed to demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of:

  • the similarities and differences between Community Music, Community Music Therapy and Music Therapy.
  • The diverse nature of ASN (Additional Support Needs) in formal, in-formal and non-formal community settings.
  • the roles and responsibilities of the Community Musicians when working within ASN settings in respect to professional and ethical codes of practice.
  • of techniques and methodologies in project design, initiation, implementation and evaluation within ASN settings.

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


Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Written feedback will be provided by the examination panle via Turnitin. 

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate how the Community Musician applies a critical awareness and detailed knowledge and understanding of boundaries, terminology and conventions in a range of community and educational settings
ReflectionAnalyse Demonstrate extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding in one or more specialisms, much of which is at, or informed by, developments at the forefront of the field.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to apply knowledge and skills and understanding in planning and executing a significant project of research, investigation, development and design.
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to develop original and creative responses to problems and issues.
ProceduralEvaluateStudents will be able to demonstrate initiative whilst making an identifiable contribution to change and development or new thinking.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to manage complex ethical and professional issues and make judgements on issues not addressed by current professional and ethical codes or practices.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents 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.

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