Core Module Information
Module title: Lyrics: Narratives and Prosodies

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

Module code: MUS09157
Module leader: Renée Stefanie
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 hone your awareness of the role of lyrics in song-writing. Through analysis of lyrical case studies, and experimentation within your own lyric writing, you will explore themes such as: social commentary, introspection, story-telling, and scene-setting when considering narrative. These literary themes will be complemented by exploration of lyric in a musical setting, taking in to consideration its relationship with melody, vocal range and technique, and phrasing when considering prosody.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse and critically reflect on use of narrative and prosody in lyric writing.
LO2: Explore, through practical application, the use of narrative and prosody in your own practice.
LO3: Examine and engage with different literary devices utilised in lyric writing
LO4: Examine the relationship between lyric and voice in performance contexts

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Renée Stefanie
Module Organiser:

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
Oral Presentation 30 1, 3 9 HOURS= 00.25
Portfolio 70 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS09157 Lyrics: Narratives and Prosodies