Postgraduate Course: Creative and Professional Development A (MUSI11022)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will include group creative workshops, practical training in animateur/workshop leader skills, supervised placements in community settings, and seminars in the planning, design and implementation of community music projects.
Seminar topics include:
Identifying areas of creative and professional development for community music practitioners; skills for critical reflection; music workshop planning (sessions including guest practitioners); professional agencies and intersections for music in the community; individual tutorials for reflective journal development. (NM)
Workshops topics include:
Specific intercultural community music skills and methodologies; theories of interculturality; supervised placements in schools and other community settings; practical community music skills related to a number of traditions (e.g. China, India, Middle East). (NO)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Some travel expenses to placements may be claimed back from the University.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students will develop their personal creative resources and their ability to communicate and motivate as a music animatuer/workshop leader. Students will also gain a professional understanding of the skills required to design and implement imaginative programmes of community arts work.
|* Matarasso, François (1994). Regular Marvels: handbook for animateurs, practitioners and development workers in dance, mime, music and literature. Leicester: Community Dance and Mime Foundation. [Students may wish to purchase their own copy. 1 x held at Edinburgh University Library: Moray House.]|
* Boud, David, Rosemary Keogh, and David Walker (Eds.) (1985) Reflection. Turning experience into learning. London: Kogan Page. [6 copies held at Edinburgh University Library: Moray House.]
* Key texts.
For first Seminar (Wednesday, week 1):
Higgins, Lee (2007). Acts of Hospitality: the community in Community Music. Music Education Research, 9(2): 281-292. [Available with University login via Swetswise.]
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Wednesday Sessions - Seminars - Lecture Room B - Dr Nikki Moran.
Friday sessions - Workshops - Lecture Room B - Prof. Nigel Osborne.
Placements as organised.
Weeks 1-5: Creative and Professional Development Seminars (NM); Animateur skills workshops (NO)
Week 6: Reading week
Weeks 7-11: Creative and Professional Development Seminars (NM); Placement Workshops (NO)
|Course organiser||Dr Katie Overy
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Miss Lyndsay Hopes
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735