Core Module Information
Module title: Doing

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: MUS11114
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 provides you with the opportunity to undertake a large-scale project in your chosen area of study. Your project may have a scholarly or a practice-led focus and you will be guided by a supervisor to develop your ideas, practice, and methods in a manner appropriate to your chosen field or area of study. This module runs across all three trimesters to allow for long-term, in-depth study/investigation and practice/development throughout the programme. The first trimester includes workshops and seminars designed to help you select, refine, and begin to develop a viable project. Contact in the second trimester is intended to support you in honing your research process and to further develop your use of the tools, methods, and processes that pertain to your specific project. You will be supported through these trimesters by seminars in which you will present on and discuss your work with staff and peers. You will also have individual tutorials in which you can bring specific questions to your assigned supervisor receive feedback on formative work. In the third trimester contact will take place during 2 intensive study weeks (weeks 4 and 9) in which you will have the opportunity to discuss and present your work in detail, and to receive feedback and support from staff and peers. You will also have the opportunity for more individual tutorials with your supervisor.

You will finish your project and submit it for consideration by the programme team. Your work will be critiqued and scrutinised by a panel of examiners from the programme team and the questions and queries that arise will form the basis of discussion in the viva voce exam. The viva voce exam forms the entirety of the summative assessment for this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Conceptualise your scholarly/artistic research intentions and effectively locate your practice within the context of your field.

LO2: Rationalise the use of particular methods, materials, and theoretical frameworks in your practice.

LO3: Appraise your practice and any products/findings (and those of others) in a critically informed manner.

LO4: Draw conclusions from data, literature, and practical/artistic investigations and use these to inform your understanding of your practice, and its value, within the wider scholarly/artistic field(s) it inhabits.

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:
This module is project-focussed and is, therefore, largely student-led. You will focus on the development of your own project, with the support of your supervisor(s) (LO1, LO4). Group sessions include practical workshops in which the work of students and others will be critically explored and discussions relating to your creative/academic practices, and those of others, will take place (LO2, LO3, LO4). You will also have group seminars to facilitate structured discussion with peers and supervisors, and individual tutorials with your project supervisor (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).

Formative Assessment:
You will be expected to give a formal presentation in Trimesters 1, 2, and 3, which will give you the opportunity to present a critical reflection of your work in its current state. This presentation will explain the scholarly/artistic context, discuss project progress, and communicate proposed strategies for the completion of the work (LO2 and LO3). In Trimester 2, you will also submit a report to your supervisor, which will provide samples of your current work, and demonstrates your understanding of your strategy for development.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment for this module, regardless of the project in question, is by viva voce examination (LO1-4). In a manner similar to the way in which a PhD is assessed, students will undertake and complete a large-scale project and submit their work in week 12 of trimester 3. This work will then be scrutinised in detail by assessors in order to determine themes that will form the basis of discussion in the viva voce. Traditional, humanities-style, written dissertations will be 15000 words, and practical projects will be of an equivalent size/duration/scope. Specific details of the latter to be negotiated between you and your supervisor(s).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 40
Face To Face Project Supervision 18
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 540
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 100 1,2,3,4. 45 HOURS= 01.00
Portfolio 0 1,2,3,4. 42 , WORDS= 15000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Doing (MA Music)