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

To be eligible to study this module, you will need to have passed, or attained the learning equivalent to, the module listed below.
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

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