MUS8160 : Elective Project 1
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Kirsten Gibson
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• to provide a supported research environment and a programme of small group tutorials that will enable students to develop an original programme of research-based work in musicology or creative practice (composition, performance, improvisation, musical arrangement, studio and live-electronic production or mixed/multi-media production, or any combination of these)
• to guide students in the production and effective presentation of their work
Outline Of Syllabus
Students propose, structure and carry out a research project in musicology or creative practice. Work is carried out independently with the support of fortnightly (or otherwise, as per arrangement with the tutor) small group and / or one-to-one tutorials with an assigned supervisor. The supervisor is assigned according to relevant expert knowledge and experience at the start of the programme.
For projects in creative practice, there are no set restrictions as to the medium or the means employed. Students are encouraged to explore and embrace new, even prototypical/experimental means of dissemination – emphasis is placed on the cultural viability of a project and having a clear idea of what it is trying to achieve and/or who (in terms of audience) it is intended for.
For projects in musicology, there is no restriction on the topic or field of study, other than the limitations of staff expertise to supervise the topic.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||2:00||20:00||Seminars and supervision meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||180:00||180:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module requires the bulk of the work to be carried out through private study. Supervisions offer guidance, feedback and monitoring of progress. Seminars offer the opportunity for students to share ideas.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Portfolio||1||M||100||A single submission or live performance in appropraite format to the equivalent substance of 4000 to 6000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Mode of assessment will vary according to the nature of the project, but will be agreed through either the option of a guided elective module, or the submission of a research proposal for a creative project.
For musicology projects this will typically be a written research project. For projects in creative practice, this might be a portfolio of scores or an anthology of recordings or other media products, a live performance, or some combination of these.
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