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Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

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 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mr Christopher Gray

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

  • Bachelor Of Music With Honours (Community Music)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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 give each student the opportunity to explore issues of context and practice through academic study in relation to the design, negotiation, implementation and evaluation of the major Community Music project to be undertaken in MU401C Professional Project - Practice.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 9 - 12, 15

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 19 Feedback Weeks 21

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Written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate and work with a critical understanding of relevant principal theories, concepts and principles.
ReflectionUnderstandManage complex ethical and professional issues in accordance with current professional and ethical codes of practice whilst recognising the limits of these codes and seeking guidance where necessary
ProceduralApplyApply knowledge, skills and understanding in executing research and investigation in relation to MU401J Professional Project – Practice, identifying and implementing relevant outcomes.
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate how the Community Musician applies a critical awareness of contemporary issues, specialised theories, concepts and principals in a range of community and educational settings.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in identified subject areas.
ConceptualAnalyseOffer professional insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues.
ProceduralEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to identify and integrate the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of MU401M in Community Music Practice.

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