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MUS8161 : Elective Project 2

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

• 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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching102:0020:00Seminars and supervision meetings
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1180:00180:00N/A
Total200:00
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.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M100A single submission or live performance in appropriate 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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