Core Module Information
Module title: Music Software Applications

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS09122
Module leader: Bryden Stillie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance
Prerequisites

To be eligible to study this module, you will need to have passed, or attained the learning equivalent to, the module listed below.
Module code: MUS08113
Module title: Music Technology 2
Examples of equivalent learning: ABRSM Grade V Theory; creative use of MIDI Sequencing and/or Digital Audio recording software.

Description of module content:

This module is designed to build on previous MIDI and music software knowledge with a specific focus on live performance. The teaching format will be a series of 2 hour lectures mixed with practical classes over 12 weeks. Focus areas of lectures will be:

- Software use in live environments
- Hardware use in live environments
- The use of MIDI controllers and their integration with software / hardware.
- Technical limitations.
- How to integrate software/ hardware into the live performance environment.
- Planning a software based live performance.
- Health and safety
- Appraisal and evaluation of live electronic performances.

Most of the work of the module will take place in the University's MIDI labs at Craighouse; however, it may be possible, in consultation with the module leader, for you to undertake the work using your own resources.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate creative application of music software and associated hardware in a professional setting.
LO2: Describe the creative process from musical concept to context.
LO3: Critically evaluate the applied use of music technology

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Bryden Stillie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs

Teaching takes the form of weekly lectures mixed with- at the tutor’s discretion – practical classes. Each week will see the introduction of new theoretical concepts, mastery of which requires a large amount of time in self-study and unsupervised group rehearsal to ensure your development at the appropriate pace. These activities are designed to allow realization of LOs 1, 2 and 3.
Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills

Assessment (formative or summative)

There are two summative* assessments in this module; each an element of Component Assessment One:

• a performance in week 14 of 15 minutes’ duration, utilising software and hardware in a solo or ensemble context. The mark given for this assessment contributes to 80% of the final mark for this module and the skills gained for this assessment will contribute to your realization of Outcome 1

• a viva voce that occurs directly after your performance exam, in which you will discuss the effectiveness of your work, your creative process from musical concept to the final performance and, provide a critical evaluation of the performance and your applied use of music software. The mark given for this assessment contributes to 20% of the final mark for this module and the skills gained for this assessment will contribute to your realization of Outcomes 2 and 3.

Research / teaching linkages

Lecturers on this module are regular live performers in “electronic” genres and inform the teaching on this module from their experience of using software and hardware in live solo and ensemble contexts.

Supporting equality and diversity

This module aims to provide information and support related to intercultural initiatives and activities in the spirit of widening access, and actively seeks to identify issues of an intercultural nature. The module is supported by Moodle.

Internationalisation

Music fosters communication and creative ex

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Recital 80 1 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 20 2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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