Core Module Information
Module title: Transmitting

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: MUS11117
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 discuss, explore, and engage in some of the various types of scholarly/artistic transmission associated with your chosen field. You will develop the skills and knowledge required to make and justify decisions about appropriate strategies of transmission for your work and to reflect on and critique your practice in a way that is appropriate for the field that your work is located in. You may wish to explore a range of transmission strategies for scholarly and artistic work, including public lectures, broadcast, innovative performance strategies, networked arts transmission, exhibition, for example.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate a range of scholarly/artistic transmission strategies for your work.

LO2: Make and justify decisions about appropriate strategies of transmission for your work.

LO3: Critically reflect on the context (for example, scholarly, social, political, economic) of your work and the associated means of transmission.

LO4: Communicate with a range of audiences, at an appropriate level, and adapt transmission strategies and modes of communication to the context and purpose.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Zack Moir
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Taught sessions for this module will be in the form of fortnightly seminars in which a range of scholarly/artistic transmission methods will be explored, discussed, critiqued, within the group (LO1). You will contribute to each of these sessions by presenting details of your transmission strategies for consideration by the group (LO2) and engaging in discussions to critically reflect on your work, and the work of your peers (LO2 and LO3). You will also receive individual tutorials with a member of staff with an interest/expertise in their area of research/practice. In Trimester 3, you will be supported by 2 intensive teaching weeks (week 4 and week 9), the second of which will include the MA Music Conference Day.

Formative Assessment:
In trimester 2, you will give an informal presentation to peers and tutors in which you will explain your emerging transmission strategies for your work and receive feedback and critique from your audience. In trimester 3 you will be required to present your work during the 1st intensive study week in trimester 3 (week 4), which will provide a valuable opportunity for you to receive feed-forward from staff and peers and engage in critically reflective discussions about your work and the work of your peers.

Summative Assessment:
You will design and execute a project in your chosen area of interest.

Component 1:

In week 9 of trimester 3, you will give a 25 minute public 'poster' presentation (which can include multimedia content) at the MA Music Conference Day. This presentation will be a demonstration of, and critical discussion about the work undertaken and the theoretical ideas explored in this module.

Component 2:

You will submit evidence of the transmission of your work and a reflective critique of your project. As you design your own project, each will differ in terms of approach to transmission, form, and content. Written projects will be in the region of 6000 words and practical projects will be of equivalent scope and duration and details will be negotiated with your supervisor.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 31
Independent Learning Guided independent study 369
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 50 1, 2, 3, 4. 39 HOURS= 00.30
Portfolio 50 1, 2, 3, 4. 44 , WORDS= 6000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MUS11117 Transmitting