Core Module Information
Module title: Jazz 2 - Europe

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

Module code: MUS09143
Module leader: Haftor Medboe
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

Demonstrable theoretical knowledge and practical skill-sets that align with LOs of Jazz 1 – America

Description of module content:

At the beginning of the module you will determine the balance of your focus and assessment, in increments of 5%, across performance and technology based disciplines. Lectures, practical workshops and online content will introduce and unpack significant developments in the history of jazz in Europe from 1970 to the present day, engaging your critical thinking and informing independent research towards the submission of a summative essay. Particular focus will be given to practical engagement with dominant aesthetics within European jazz through tutor-led investigation into integrated performance and technological practices notable within the field. Studio production techniques, alongside applied performance related technologies and extended instrumental techniques will form the bases from which you will explore approaches to musical composition, interpretation, improvisation and mediation within the European context. By engaging with relevant theoretical concepts and repertoire, you will work towards the presentation of a practice-led recording/performance demonstrating the acquisition of a range of relevant skills on which you are able to meaningfully reflect through the submission of a summative learning log.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on, the history of jazz in Europe from 1970 to the present day.
LO2: Critically reflect on technologies and musical performance employed within aesthetically framed conceptions of European jazz.
LO3: Describe musical form and function as they relate to European jazz repertoire.
LO4: Demonstrate and deploy idiomatic awareness when reflecting on the aesthetics of European jazz in musical interpretation, improvisation and mediation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Haftor Medboe
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 181
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 20 4,5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Oral Assessment 20 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS09143 Jazz 2 - Europe