Core Module Information
Module title: Music and Praxis

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

Module code: MUS09152
Module leader: Zack Moir
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

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

Description of module content:

This module will consolidate and enhance your reflective, analytic and critical examination skills, and encourage you to challenge perceptions related to music, culture and identity. You will explore theories and practices of musical endeavour, through the lens of 3 key topics: (1) Globalisation and capitalism, (2) the concept of creativity and genius, (3) conflicts of individualism and normative behaviour.
Critical reflection will play a key role as you consider each topic, challenge the assumptions and received knowledge you may have, and analyse the impact on your own creative endeavours. Lectures and/or workshops will introduce concepts from a theoretical perspective, experiment with them in practical contexts, and encourage critical reflection through discussion and debate.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Debate sociological issues that impact on musical practice
LO2: Explore, through practical application, the effect of cultural influence on your own practice.
LO3: Examine and engage with different musical cultures
LO4: Critically reflect on your own musical and cultural influences and outputs

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Zack Moir
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching and learning takes the following forms:
You will actively participate in lectures and workshops in which key concepts will be discussed, interpreted and challenged through group and/or individual analysis, activity, and discussion (LOs 1, 2, 3, and 4)
You will present and discuss ideas and/or works in tutorials or seminars in which concepts and their application will be explored, discussed and evaluated in relation to your individual creative interests (LOs 2 and 3).
You will work on mini creative projects and reflect on results, working to parameters that take in the key topics explored in this module. (LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4).
You will actively engage with Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) presentations and tasks provided on Moodle as a catalyst for critical reflection and review (LOs 1, 3 and 4).
You will actively engage in seminars, tutorials, forums and workshops, utilising principals of ‘plussing’ in the critique of your own work, and the work of your peers on the module. You will identify areas for improvement individually and as a peer group, and devise strategies to contribute to your individual and collective development (LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Formative Assessment:
You will complete three pieces of work in this module, which will contribute to a final summative assessment. The first two pieces will be submitted for formative review and feedback in weeks 7 and 10. They will consist of a small piece of practical and/or creative work and a reflection on its completion, including how parameters and influences impact the output. Reflective commentary may be submitted in a format of your choosing.

Summative Assessment:
There is one summative assessment for this module.

Portfolio. You will complete three small pieces of creative work in a medium of your choosing, responding to the three key topics explored in this module. These pieces will be accompanied by reflective commentary, on which assessment will be focused, addressing: response to stimuli and parameters; processes; influences; and results. The first and second of these will be submitted formatively in weeks 7 and 10 respectively for formative review and feedback. (LOs 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Online Guided independent study 12
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2400
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Music and Praxis