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MU3037: COMMUNITY MUSIC 1: EXPOSING THE PRACTICE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course introduces music students to both theories of community and to practice in community settings.  It covers key theoretical concepts used in describing and analysing communities and to methods of finding out about communities, including observation, interviews, creative engagement, community profiling and use of data.  Through self-selected placements in a range of settings students consider the role of the arts in creating and sustaining communities, and identify skills required to devise and deliver appropriate musical inputs in community settings, including ways of evaluating impact on individuals, groups and communities.  This background will support critical reflection on placement experiences in a wide range of real situations in communities. Students will pursue their own particular interests on placement but must meet requirements for breadth of experience with different age groups, needs and settings. Though finding their own placements students will develop and practice skills in professional communication skills, time management and negotiation.  The maintenance of practice logs and reflective diaries supports effective recording of experience.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Chris Aldred

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

  • Music (MU)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will consist of the following components:

  • Concepts of community and key terminology, including social capital, community capacity building, communities of practice, culture, empowerment, diversity and inclusion.
  • Methods of researching communities including eg questionnaires, interviews, observation, documentary analysis, and secondary data.
  • Analysis of expressed and hidden needs and distinguishing between demand and need.
  • Identification of the contribution of music and the arts to communities.
  • Evaluation of how to respond using music and the arts to promote empowerment and/or wellbeing of individuals and groups
  • Self-selected placement opportunities in a range of settings.

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 9 - 13, 15 - 19
  • 1 Seminar during University week s 9 - 13, 15 - 19

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 23

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25 minute presentation

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Field Trip Log

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Pass/Fail

The coursework element provides a log confirming the students placement activities throughout the course (40hrs). It is marked as pass/fail as it not possible to assign a mark, however the element should be considered as a requisite to complete the course.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to apply an understanding of participation to practice as a community musician.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to interpret legal and professional requirements for a community musician in a range of practice settings
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to practice in ways that show awareness of own and others’ roles and responsibilities.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to articulate an understanding of defining features of this course’s content with Community Music Practice.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to as a practitioner, exercise autonomy and initiative in some activities at a professional level.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to demonstrate how the Community Musician applies a critical understanding of key theories, concepts and principles in a range of community and educational settings.

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