MUS3087 : Contemporary Music Practice 2 (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr William Edmondes
- Demonstrator: Mr Phil Begg
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• to develop and expand upon technical and artistic skills in the contemporary technological environment
• to encourage critical and informed listening to contemporary music, including the student’s own work
• to discover new approaches to making music and using the web as a creative resource
• to be able to evaluate own compositions and repertoire works
• to engage critically and creatively with the online studio community
A composition module for students who wish to concentrate on contemporary disciplines beyond notation. These can include studio composition, live performance, improvisation and digital networking. The module requires students to be already familiar with studio-based working practices such as sound recording, editing, mixing, sampling and MIDI.
Outline Of Syllabus
The course encourages a spirit of adventure and risk-taking within the field of studio-based composition which is developed through peer support and reflexive criticism. An emphasis is placed on process rather than product, the student is expected to use this intermediary stage as a way of discovering and affirming potential.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||160:00||160:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce aesthetic concerns, conceptual information and examples of relevant repertoire, with an emphasis on listening as a means of exposure to new approaches to studio composition
Students are expected to submit regular sound files and written contributions (blogs, feedback comments on other students’ work, articles etc.) to the ICMuS Hub. A record of contributions throughout the year is accessible to teaching staff only.
Tutorials allow for students to discuss their individual work-in-progress, and to receive constructive criticism and feedback from their module leader.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||2||A||70||Specialist project realised as either recording or performance ca 25 minutes|
|Reflective log||2||M||10||One blog selected by the student from both semesters|
|Portfolio||1||A||20||Four compositions related specifically to projects|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The final submission of work comprising material from each project/stage via the student’s online account will illustrate the student’s engagement with the module over a sustained period. The submissions will be assessed on merit alongside this record of student engagement, as well as through the online written content of the student’s critical engagement. The mode of assessment stresses discipline and commitment to the student’s own work and involvement in an wider community of creative practitioners.