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MU3539: FACILITATING COMPOSING AND IMPROVISING (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:26


Course Overview

This course will explore ways to develop creative music making and sharing in a range of contexts, styles and genres and with consideration to community resource and restriction. The student experience is built around a participatory approach to learning and teaching. Students will have the opportunity to develop as creative musicians and also as facilitators of composing and improvising in a range of education and community settings.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Pauline Black

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Music (MU)
  • 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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students on this course will have the opportunity to develop as composers and improvisers who understand both community resource and restrictions. Students will also develop as facilitators of creative music activities in a range of education and community settings. Throughout the course students will be asked to create music, collaborate in groups and will be supported to devise projects. This course is suitable for anyone seeking to develop their own practical skills as well as develop an understanding of how to devise composing and improvising activities with education and community groups.


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 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39

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

Summative Assessments

Portfolio

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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12 minutes.

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Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Word Count 1000
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseStudents will be able to demonstrate and work with knowledge of one or more specialisms that is informed by up to date techniques and methods.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to demonstrate the ability to articulate an understanding of defining features of MU309A Composing and Communities in relation to Community Music Practice.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will be able to exercise autonomy and initiative in some activities at a professional level in practice
ReflectionAnalyseStudents will be able to yse a wide range of routine skills and some advanced and specialised skills in support of established practices in the subject.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to demonstrate how the Community Musician applies a critical understanding of principal theories, concepts and principles in a range of community and educational settings.
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of principles, key theories, concepts and terminology of the sector.

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