Module title: Composition Studies: Originating Popular Music 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS08148
Module leader: Haftor Medboe
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will present, and provide, the opportunity to explore a range of theoretical, practical and conceptual frameworks through which a range of skills and knowledge will be developed. In fortnightly lecture-workshops you will be encouraged to build on your knowledge of the underpinning principles of musical composition (gained in Originating Popular Music 1), but with a greater focus on the development of theoretical/technical/and aesthetic apoproaches that allow you to begin to develop a compositional approach that suits your style/working practices.

Over the course of the module, through listening, analysis and group discussion, you will gain experience in, and knowledge of, a range of topics including:

1. Songwriting
2. Lyrical context and semiotics of composition/production
3. Sound and the moving image
4. Collaborative writing
The delivery/experience of the module will largely be practice-based and driven by an ethos of exploration; you will be expected to write/produce music regularly and share it with peers – this will be used as a basis for group discussion, peer-feedback sessions, and formative feedback from staff.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explore the use of music technology in order to produce recordings that realise your compositional aims.
LO2: Express and exemplify practical applications of aesthetic concepts relevant to popular music idioms.
LO3: Extend and formulate theoretical concepts towards the realisation of your compositional aims.
LO4: Discuss and identify a range of musical resources in developing approaches to popular music composition/production.

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