Creative Practice 1 MUSIC5003
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 30
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to notions of creativity as they are applied within Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline and area of postgraduate study.
12 x 3-hour, weekly classes taught using a combination of lecture, seminar and presentation styles per session.
Requirements of Entry
Admission to MLitt in Popular Music Studies (Creative Practice).
Standard Entry to Masters at College Level
Assessment of contributions to seminar discussions (20%)
1 essay of up to 5,000 words (80%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to notions of creativity as they are applied within Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline and area of postgraduate study. Within this broad remit the course will aim more specifically to introduce and critically evaluate a number of key concepts including:
The origin of the musical work
Means and ends
Form and functin
Rules of 'genre'
Words and music
Individual and collective responsibility
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course students should be able to:
Read and critically evaluate theoretical texts on artistic creativity
Assimilate theoretical perspectives on creativity and examine their possible application to practical situations
Demonstrate enhanced awareness of the ideologies whicih surround 'creative' activity
More effectively analyse and organise actual creative processes
Reflect critically upon their own creative practices
Present verbally and in writing key concepts in creativity within Popular Music Studies
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Submission of 75% of assignments for summative assessment