Undergraduate Course: Psychology of Music (MUSI10080)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will present current thinking across a number of related topics that can be categorised under the general term 'Psychology of music'. The term refers to psychological aspects of music listening and performances and psychological theory will be used to develop the student's understanding of how music functions in a range of contemporary contexts.
This course will present current thinking across a number of related topics that can be categorised under the general term 'Psychology of Music'. The term refers to psychological aspects of music listening and performance and psychological theory will be used to develop the student's understanding of how music functions in a range of contemporary contexts. Students will develop a broad knowledge of all topics that fall under the general heading of music psychology. Topics will include: what is music psychology, the social psychology of music, musical identities, musical communication, music health and well-being, musical creativity, music cognition, musical development, music in everyday life, the psychology of musical performance, etc. The course will provide an overview of research in music psychology and the opportunity to pursue a topic of personal interest though writing a 5000 word essay.
1) What is music psychology and why is it important?
2) Musical identities
3) Music Health and well-being
4) The Social Psychology of Music
5) The Effects of Music
6) Music and Cognition
7) Music Psychology and Research Methods
8) A career in Music Psychology
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least three Music courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. All visiting students should contact the Course Organiser before enrolling to the course.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will write one 5000 word essay (80%) on a topic of their choice, developed in consultation with the course leader. Students will submit a series of draft submissions, starting with an abstract, then a fuller draft, which will be commented on and discussed. Students will also give a short presentation within the class on a separate topic (20%).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will have learned specific knowledge about key topic areas with psychology of music. For example, the cognitive psychology of music, the social psychology of music, the developmental psychology of music, music therapy.
- Specific knowledge about the types of research questions and research methods utilised by contemporary music psychologists.
- Student will also become familiar with the important research areas of interest within psychology of music.
- Students will also have learned how to apply relevant knowledge to construct to construct an argument focused upon answering contemporary questions within psychology of music.
|MacDonald R.A.R, &. Kreutz, G Mitchell, L.A., EDS (2012). Music, Health and Wellbeing Oxford: Oxford University Press.|
Hargreaves D.J. Miell D & MacDonald R.A.R, EDS (2012). Musical Imaginations Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Miell, D. MacDonald R.A.R, & Hargreaves D.J. EDS (2005). Musical Communication Oxford: Oxford University Press.
MacDonald R.A.R, Miell D & Hargreaves D.J. EDS (2002). Musical Identities Oxford: Oxford University Press.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course should provide a solid background in psychology of music that will include critical and analytical skills, research methods.
|Keywords||Psychology, music, therapy education, cognition, performance listening
|Course organiser||Prof Raymond Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)50 2424
|Course secretary||Miss Annabelle Evans
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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