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Undergraduate Course: Music in the Community 3 (MUSI10038)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course will equip students to apply their musical knowledge and skills usefully in the community in a variety of situations, for example in education, special needs and music therapy.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Performance and Keyboard 2 (MUSI08049) OR Practical Music Workshops (MUSI08062)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Travel expenses to placements are reimbursed by the University.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  25
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 26, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 16, Fieldwork Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Placement Study Abroad Hours 44, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 276 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 85 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Additional Information (Assessment) FORMATIVE:
1. Formative Placement Assessment: oral and written feedback from Semester 1 week 7.
2. Formative Peer Assessment via WebPA

1. Year-Long Placement (60%)
2. Essay (40%)
Feedback Throughout the academic year students will receive continuous oral and formative feedback in 1-2-1 or small group sessions. These will take place before or after the weekly placement. Post assessment visit the students will receive written feedback on a placement feedback sheet. In Semester 1 this will indicate progress and areas for development.
Students will also receive regular advice and feedback by email if they should wish, in respect to their plans for placement sessions.
During practical workshops, students will receive formative feedback from the course organiser, visiting specialists and their peers.
They will receive written feedback on the assessed essay including comments on the accompanying feedback sheet.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will have gained experience in using creative and improvisational skills with individuals and groups
  2. They will have developed their own practical musicianship in a community context
  3. They will have had experience of communicating through music in a variety of community situations
  4. They will have worked together with professional musicians and clients in placements
  5. They will have analysed and evaluated their own placement work and reflected on its outcomes
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Seminars: Semester 1, Weeks 1,2,3,5,7,9,11 and Semester 2, Weeks 1,3,5,7,9,11.
Placements: Semester 1 and 2, Weeks 1-11

Some classes are taught jointly with Music in the Community 4.
Keywordsmusic in the community music therapy
Course organiserMs Dee Isaacs
Tel: (0131 6)51 4097
Course secretaryMiss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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