Core Module Information
Module title: Contexts of Practical Musicianship: Creative Parameters

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

Module code: MUS09160
Module leader: Renée Stefanie
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

HND in music performance, composition or technologies

Description of module content:

This module will consolidate and enhance your technical and problem solving skills in performance, composition and production. You will explore utilisation of technical skill when meeting parameters surrounding creative parameters that take in:
1/ Scene – For example enhancing atmosphere and/or sense of time, place, and action through music
2/ Narrative – For example telling story and complementing its development through music
3/ Perspective – For example emphasising and arguing a point of view, theme, or opinion through music
4/ Abstraction – For example interpreting an idea or stimulus through music
5/ Distortion – For example twisting and deforming a theme or idea through music

At the beginning of the module you will determine the balance of your focus and assessment, in 1/3 blocks, across these three disciplines (performance, production, composition) *. You may focus on one or two of these disciplines. You will hone specific skills relating to the discipline or disciplines on which you have chosen to focus and demonstrate these when meeting set parameters for a creative end goal.

Bi-weekly lectures and/or workshops will explore musical concepts, taking into consideration the interaction and connectivity of composition, production and performance. These will alternate with discipline specific seminars or tutorials, which
focus on student led explorations of applied technique when realising parameters
explored in the previous week. Attendance at discipline-specific tutorials will be determined by the balance of focus and assessment you have negotiated at the beginning of the module.

* Note that students wishing to receive 1:1 tuition for performance specialisms (drums, bass, voices, keys, or guitar) must have focused on principal instrument studies in performance based modules on this program or equivalent levels of study. They must weigh performance as their primary focus, with a minimum of 2/3 if focusing on two disciplines.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Determine and demonstrate the use of discipline related techniques when working to meet set creative parameters in music production, composition and/or performance.
LO2: Critically reflect on the use of discipline related techniques, and evaluate end product, when working to meet set creative parameters in music production, composition and/or performance.
LO3: Realise creative output through synthesis and application of knowledge and skills.
LO4: Challenge, through self-inquiry, the use of technique when working to meet set parameters in music production, composition and/or performance.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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 12
Online Guided independent study 12
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1, 2, 3, 4 11 , WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 50 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.33, WORDS= 700
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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