20 credits at level HE6
This module is designed to develop critical reflection of music in its broadest sense as interwoven with other aspects of culture and history in the specific contexts in which it is composed, performed, and encountered by listeners.
By recognising the changing profiles and needs of advanced musicology and the music marketplace, this module has been designed with the flexibility necessary for students to develop to the full their individual interests in the academic or practical study of music. It is designed to appeal to those who wish to pursue a more focused or developed research interest in the study of wholly music.
- Introduction to musicology
- Music as social behaviour
- Historical musicology
- Popular music studies
- Documenting the musical event
- DIY culture
- Project and experimental design
- Performance, practice and research
To complete the module successfully you must allocate a substantial amount of further study time.
The module will normally be split into two main components. The first component is an informal lecture/discussion, which will last approximately one hour. This will be followed by a short comfort break. The second component will usually take the form of a practical, research-based or student-centred session.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically appraise the different musicological perspectives.||Discuss implementation techniques for different concepts within musicology.|
|2.||Analyse how historical, social and technological factors have influenced the development and creation of music.||Display understanding of philosophical issues/concepts pertinent to musicology.|
|3.||Synthesise and integrate these musicological concepts into managing their own creativity and identity.||Show familiarity with ideas from different sections of the module by using technical terms correctly.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Research project, written assignment.||Individual Presentation.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Beard, D. and Gloag, K. (2005) Musicology: The Key Concepts.
Cook, N. (2000) Music: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford
Clarke, E. Cook, N. (2004) Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods,
Prospects. OUP USA
Herbert, T. (2001) Music in Words: A Guide to Researching and Writing
About Music. Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
Longhurst, B. (2007) Popular Music and Society. Polity Press
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Technologies|
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