Undergraduate Course: Style Studies 2 (MUSI08029)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course embraces both creative work and the learning of technical skills. Inventiveness will be encouraged, while students will also be asked to carry out analyses and compositional exercises in various styles, using the works of past composers as sources and models.
Further study of 16th-century polyphony is undertaken, and the investigation of 18th-century techniques focuses on fugue and 3-part inventions.
Harmonic work builds on the fundamentals established in Style Studies 1, but introduces aspects of stylistic development from the nineteenth century. Particular emphasis is laid on the evolution of the language of chromaticism and a wider range of key relationships.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Style Studies 1 (MUSI08026)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least one semester in Music Theory and one semester in Composition. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A mark for participation and course work (10%); a portfolio of two pieces of work (40%); a take-away examination (25%) and a 2-hour degree examination (25%) both held in the December Exam Diet.
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Participation and coursework (10%), portfolio (90%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Style Studies 2||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Style Studies 2||2:00|
| Students who complete this course satisfactorily will be expected to have:
- the ability to engage with a variety of musical styles through creative and technical projects and exercises;
- the technical skills necessary to reproduce a number of past musical styles, particularly those of Palestrina, J.S. Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Project in Week 6 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00 - 1.00. Weekly seminars and tutorials in Weeks 1-5 and 7-11.
|Keywords||Music Composition Harmony Counterpoint Style Studies
|Course organiser||Dr Noel O'Regan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2429
|Course secretary||Mrs Noureen Ehsan
Tel: (0131 6)50 9179
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