Postgraduate

MUS8265 : Major Creative Project

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 60.0

Aims

•       to provide a creative environment and a programme of teaching that will enable students to develop an original programme of creative work in 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 creative project that is consistent with their extant working practice. Work is carried out independently with the support of their assigned supervisor.

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.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision121:0012:00Structured interactions with supervisor; additional group work is also usual. PIP or SO
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study11188:001188:00N/A
Total1200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

As a creative project, this module requires the bulk of the work to be carried out through private study. Tutorials offer guidance, feedback and monitoring of progress. Students are recommended to arrange regular tutorials with their supervisor - ten structured one hour interactions. In addition, students are expected to attend the one meeting per term with the Module Leader, and to take the relevant research training module. Students are also expected to attend research seminars throughout the course of the year.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation201A10Oral presentation of 20 to 30 minutes relating to the creative project and a written-up version of the presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio3M90Single submission in sound & text or multimedia of 60-80 mins of music & accompanying text commentary. May be live performance
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Research proposal1MResearch Proposal is mandatory. Students are assigned a supervisor upon approval of research proposal.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Mode of assessment will vary and will be agreed during the approval process for the Research proposal. Typically it might be a performance or performances, a portfolio of scores or an anthology of recordings or other media products, or some combination of these.

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