Working in Music since 1900 MUSIC5090

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of Working in Music as an area of postgraduate study. Topics addressed may include: What can we learn by thinking of musicians primarily as workers? What is a musician and what differentiates them from other workers? What are the key differences in the history of Working in Music in different regional and national contexts? What social and technological conditions do musicians work under and what factors affected their employment? 

Timetable

10 x 2hr weekly seminars.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

MUSIC 5009 Working in Music since 1800.

Co-requisites

None.

Assessment

10 minute oral presentation (20%)

3500 word essay (80%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce the student to key concepts and issues pertaining to the history of Working in Music;

■ Enhance the student's ability to critically reflect on the history of Working in the Music Industries;

■ Promote the student's critical analysis of problems and challenges across musical professions; 

■ Develop students' skills (including verbal and written) in the presentation of ideas relating to the history of Working in Music; 

■ Explore the key differences in the history of Working in Music in diverse contexts, especially those of the United Kingdom and the USA.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically evaluate a range of academic approaches to the study of the history of Working in Music;

■ Analyze some of the key themes, events, movements and artists in the history of Working in Music;

■ Evaluate the key differences in the history of Working in Music in diverse contexts, especially those of the United Kingdom and the USA;

■ Engage critically with academic and other texts dealing with the history of Working in Music;

■ Reflect critically upon what insights the history of Working Music can provide for the future. 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.