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

Short Description

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.

Timetable

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

Assessment of contributions to seminar discussions  (20%)

1 essay of up to 5,000 words (80%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

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
Creative freedoms
Inspiration
Talent
Means and ends
Form and functin
Musical expression
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