MD5316: Community Music Practice

MD5316: Community Music Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Community Music Practice
Module Code MD5316
Module Tutor Simon Turner
School School of Media
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module will introduce students to the principles, theories and practice of creating and running music projects and workshops in a variety of community settings. It will explore the increasing use of music as a therapeutic and educational tool, and its role in identity, catharsis and celebration.

Indicative Syllabus

This module explores the role of music in the community, and considers its values and applications as a tool of participatory practice and pedagogy, in a number of different community contexts. This will also focus on the implications and relationships regarding other cognate practices (music therapy, outreach programmes etc.) and financial management and access to funding.

Using research, case studies and examples of current practice, students will create and deliver peer-based workshops, finding creative and effective solutions to the specific requirements of the project and its wider context, and the development of sustainable project frameworks and methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Contribute to and facilitate the planning & implementation of community- based projects, and the different needs & requirements of a range of stakeholder groups
  2. Develop a critical understanding of the principles and practices of community music
  3. Design and implement appropriate, sustainable frameworks
  4. Cultivate the knowledge and skills to develop a portfolio career in this setting
  5. Reflect and evaluate critically on their work, encompassing underlying theories and practice and peer-reviewed workshops.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Assignment: Individual: Workshop delivery
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: Reflective portfolio and peer assessment
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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