Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Popular Music Composition

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MUS10111
Module leader: Zack Moir
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performace
Prerequisites

MUS09119
To be eligible to study this module, you will need to have passed, or attained the learning equivalent to, the module listed below.
MUS09119
Performance Studies Composition 5
A body of work demonstrating associated theoretical, practical and contextual knowledge at a level commensurate with MUS09119

Description of module content:

This module has been developed for composers working in popular music. Students work towards the production of a portfolio of compositions of around 35 minutes' duration. They maintain a diary detailing and critically reflecting on the development of their musical ideas.

The work of the module includes:
- exploiting the creative potential of musical ideas, processes and materials through exploration and experimentation, regular listening, self-reflection and performance;
- developing materials into well-formed coherent musical structures for recording and/or performance;
- analysing and criticising work, in the production of a diary detailing progress through the module, expressing musical concepts in appropriate terms.

The portfolio should demonstrate a high level of craft skills of composition, should exhibit breadth of talent and should be produced to a high standard.


Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Conceive, manipulate and refine musical ideas in imaginative ways in a variety of musical styles
LO2: Demonstrate stylistic awareness, technical rigour and versatility in presentation of a portfolio of music
LO3: Deploy appropriate production skills in performance and presentation
LO4: Plan, implement, evaluate and reflect critically on your work

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

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