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Undergraduate Course: Counterpoint 3 (MUSI10001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to develop further the contrapuntal skills acquired in previous years, and to foster a deeper understanding of the processes in reconciling the horizontal (counterpoint) and the vertical (harmony).
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Style Studies 2 (MUSI08029) OR Music 2C: Intermediate Training in Compositional Techniques (MUSI08050)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least three Music courses at grade B or above in Music Theory (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 181 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Two coursework exercises (35% each) and one 3-hour examination in the May examination diet (30%).
Feedback Students will receive verbal formative feedback throughout the year in fortnightly seminars, for which regular exercises will be set.
Written, formative feedback will be provided on a feedback sheet for the two assessed coursework assignments and these will also be discussed in tutorials.
Students will also be provided with the opportunity to view examination scripts in a specially-arranged session.

Formative written feedback is provided within 15 working days of the submission date.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Counterpoint 3 (MUSI10001)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. On completion of this course students will have learned to write vocal counterpoint in 16th-century styles, mainly those of Palestrina and Byrd, either by completing the lower voices of an extract (top voice given) or by completing a piece from a given opening.
  2. Students will have learned to analyse 18th-century fugal styles, especially those of J.S. Bach and G. F. Handel, and to write fugues in these styles in three and four instrumental parts.
  3. They will have learned a deeper understanding of the processes involved in reconciling the horizontal (counterpoint) and the vertical (harmony) dimensions in music of the renaissance and baroque eras
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Taught in individual tutorials in Weeks 1,3,5,7,9,11 in Semester 1 and Semester 2. Students assigned to tutorial times in Freshers Week.
Keywordsmusic counterpoint
Course organiserDr Noel O'Regan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2429
Email: N.O'
Course secretaryMiss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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