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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 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Ms Christine Aldred

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • 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 builds on the understandings of communities and community-based working practices developed in Identifying Communities and Working in Communities courses. In this course students will critically examine the purposes and impact of their activities on individuals and communities.  Critical understandings of power and empowerment in communities will be central to the course and its consideration of a range of community development methodologies.

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

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 11, 13 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One 3,500 word essay (coursework).

Resit: Students submit failed components of original essay.

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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