Undergraduate Course: Music 2A: Music and Ideas from the Middle Ages to Viennese Classicism (MUSI08060)
|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 offers an overview of the history of western classical music from the Middle Ages to Viennese Classicism. The course is organized as a series of fortnightly blocks. During the first week of each block, students will be introduced to the music history of a period and to its wider cultural and philosophical contexts. The lectures and tutorials will explore major theoretical and aesthetic systems, and issues of transmission, representation, cultural norms, and performance practice. The second week of each block will focus on a representative set work from the period. Students will be introduced to analytical methods and will develop an awareness of the ways in which music reflects the time period in which it is created.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Equivalent of a Scottish Higher or GCSE A Level in Music at Grade A is a pre-requisite.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least two semesters of Music History and Music Theory. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One two-hour written exam (50%),
One 2000-word essay (40%),
Tutorial presentation with submitted notes (10%).
||All students will receive oral feedback on their progress in tutorials. All students will submit an assessment essay mid-way through the semester: you will be given written feedback on this within 15 working days of the hand-in date. This feedback will include comments on the essay itself and on an accompanying feedback sheet. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to view their examination scripts in a specially-arranged session.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Music 2A: Music and Ideas from the Middle Ages to Viennese Classicism||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Music 2A: Music and Ideas from the Middle Ages to Viennese Classicism||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the defining features of each of the main artistic periods covered by the course (Exam).
- Place a piece of music in the context of its historical period and identify representative stylistic characteristics (Exam).
- Discuss the aesthetic theories that are introduced in the course (Presentation).
- Analyse the history of music in terms of its wider cultural and philosophical currents (Essay).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 lectures and 1 tutorial, weeks 1-11
|Course organiser||Dr James Cook
Tel: (0131 6)50 2432
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422