Postgraduate taught 

Music Industries MLitt

Working in The Music Industries Since 1800 MUSIC5009

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to Working in Music as an area of postgraduate study

Timetable

11 x 3-hour, weekly classes taught using a combination of lecture, seminar and presentation styles per session.

Requirements of Entry

Standard Entry to Masters at College Level

Assessment

1 Oral Presentation during the semester (20%)

1 Essay of up to 6,000 words to be handed in at the beginning of semester two (80%)

Course Aims

The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of Working in Music as an area of postgraduate study. Within this broad remit the course will aim more specifically to:

■ Introduce and theorise the history of Working in the Music Industries and to develop students' critical understanding of this

■ Encourage critical reflection on the history of Working in the Music
Industries

■ Encourage critical reflection about particular events and artists in the history of Working in the Music Industries

■ Encourage critical engagement - at a postgraduate level - with key texts in the history of Working in the Music Industries

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

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to:

■ Describe and critically evaluate a range of academic approaches to the study of the history of Working in the Music Industries;

■ Display a critical understanding of some of the key themes (such as race and technology), events, movements and artists in the history of Working in the Music Industries;

■ Display a critical understanding of the key differences in the history of Working in the Music Industries in diverse contexts, especially those of the United Kingdom and the USA;

■ Engage critically with academic and other texts which deal with the history of Working in the Music Industries;

■ Reflect critically upon what insights the history of Working in the Music Industries can provide for the future;

■ Present verbally and in writing key concepts in the history of Working in the Music Industries.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Submission of 75% of assignments for summative assessment