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					  UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON

        SCHOOL OF SPORT,
   PERFORMING ARTS AND LEISURE


      DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC




PATHWAY GUIDE FOR MUSIC




             2004/2005
Pathway Guide for Entrants for Academic Year 2004-2005




List of Contents                                                Page No


1. Introduction to the Study of Music at Degree Level           3

            Performance Modules                                 3

            Instrumental Lessons                                4

            Composition Modules                                 4

            Historical and Analytical Modules                   5

            Teaching Learning and Assessment                    5

            Feedback                                            6

            Staff Student Liaison Committee                     6

            Technical Support                                   6

2           Modules, Pathways, Routes and Programmes of Study   7

            Types of Module                                     7

            Pathways                                            8

            Programme of study                                  8

3           Pathway Directory                                   9

            Music Specialist                                    9

            Music Joint with another subject                    12

4           List of Modules                                     15

5           Module Descriptions                                 17

6           Staff                                               23

7           Career Opportunities and Future Study               24




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1           Introduction to the Study of Music at Degree Level

Welcome to the Department of Music at the University of Wolverhampton. Music
may be studied as a Specialist or a Joint subject and this Guide outlines the modules
which are available in both these options. You will also find information about
instrumental lessons, teaching and learning styles and assessment tasks. If there is
anything you need to discuss further, please contact Kevin Stannard, Course Leader.

The degree programme aims to:

     Explore and identify what music is, what music does and what music means;
     Develop analytical, evaluative and creative skills appropriate to performing
      musicians, composers, academics and music teachers;
     Develop knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and cultural context
      of music
     Stimulate the student’s innate love of music.

These are achieved through the study of three principal areas:

 Performance and musicianship
 Composition
 Analysis and history of music

Performance Modules

There are seven performance modules enabling you to study this discipline in every
semester in every year.

Performance 1 (30 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
Performance 2 (30 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
Performance 3: Specialist Ensemble (30 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
University Ensembles 1 (15 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
University Ensembles 2 (15 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
University Ensembles 3 (15 credits, semesters 1 and 2)
Project: Music Solo Performance (30 credits, semesters 1 and 2)

Each module has a different focus and each student is encouraged to develop skills in
both solo and ensemble work. A high standard of performance is expected.




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Performance modules at a glance

Module                                 Level             Content
Music Performance 1                    1                 Solo and Ensemble performance;
                                                         Musicianship skills.
Music Performance 2                    2                 Solo and Ensemble performance;
                                                         Leadership
Music Performance 3                    3                 Ensemble performance, sight-reading and
                                                         improvisation.
Project                                3                 35-40 minute public recital with researched
(Performance)                                            programme notes
University                             1,2 and 3         Large-scale music making in choirs and
Ensembles                                                ensembles.

Policy on Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental/vocal proficiency is a key aspect of musicianship and the Music
Department is keen to support its development. Students taking a performance
module are entitled to lessons. In certain instances these may be group lessons. The
entitlement for 2004/05 (which may change in future years) is as follows:

Module                                 Maximum entitlement to lessons - this may be less in
                                       certain circumstances
Music Performance 1                    Sixteen 30 minute lessons

Music Performance 2                    Fourteen 30 minute lessons
Music Performance 3                    Eight 30 minute lessons
Project                                Ten 30 minute lessons
(Performance)

Composition Modules
Several modules offer composition as a significant part of their assessment. There are
opportunities for pastiche composition, orchestration and for developing an original
style; the assessment criteria for each module will make it clear which is expected at
any given point. Where original work is expected, there is no ‘accepted’ style and
you are encouraged to develop your own. Where possible, you are expected to write
music for other students to perform or which makes use of the music technology
facilities available. In certain modules you will be required to rehearse your own
music. The quality of score writing is assessed in composition modules.
The modules which include composition as a significant part of the assessment are:

     Harmony and Counterpoint
     Orchestration 1
     Orchestration 2
     Composition 2
     Project: Music Composition (30 credits, semesters 1 and 2)




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Historical and Analytical Modules

Several modules are concerned with the social, historical and cultural context of music and
the analysis of individual pieces of music. The ability to write about music is a vital skill at
degree level and you should also aim to increase your knowledge of music repertoire. In
particular, you should acquire a copy of A History of Western Music by Grout and Palisca - a
book that you will find invaluable as a reference work in all of the historical modules. There
will be other books which you will need to buy for individual modules; these will be specified
in the Module Guides.

The modules which are concerned with musicology are as follows:

     Historical and Analytical studies 1
     Historical and Analytical studies 2
     Historical and Analytical studies 3
     Editing Early Music (runs every other year)
     Jazz: Historical and Analytical Studies
     World Music
     Ethnomusicology
     20th-Century American Music (Ives to Reich)
     Project: Music Dissertation

Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Music

Staff within the Music Department use a range of teaching styles depending on the nature of
the subject content and student needs. In historical modules the emphasis is on lectures with
some smaller group work in seminars. By way of contrast, in performance modules the
emphasis is much more on personal development as a musician and the role of the lecturer is
more that of a facilitator. In composition modules, the tutorial is of most importance as
students are coached in the craft of writing music. This approach is also favoured for
dissertations.

The range of assessment methods is also very broad. It is our policy not to ‘over-assess’ and,
therefore, the number of assessments per module is the minimum necessary to test fairly the
student’s level of ability. There is usually a mixture of assessment styles in each module
although certain methods of assessment are more appropriate to particular activities.
Historical modules tend to be assessed by coursework essays and written examinations whilst
composition is almost always assessed by coursework submissions (the number varying from
module to module). Performance work is sometimes assessed on a one-to-one basis but more
generally forms part of a public performance. In some modules students are expected to
produce a folio of short pieces of work. Presentations are also used as a means of assessment.

The study of music also fosters more general - and transferable - skills such as the ability to
work in groups, work to deadlines and communicate to an audience. It is expected that
students will word-process all assignments and that ICT skills will, therefore, be
enhanced.

Whatever the methods of teaching and assessment, students are expected to spend substantial
amounts of time in the library, studio or rehearsal room researching their information and
developing their skills. It is expected that each module will generate a further 105 hours of
work in addition to the taught sessions. Poor attendance in practical modules will
adversely affect the mark awarded in those modules.




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Student entitlement on feedback


For modules within this portfolio you are entitled to receive feedback which:

     is legible;
     is personalised;
     is as positive and constructive as possible balancing criticism and encouragement;
     includes comments on the text where appropriate;
     relates to assessment criteria and module learning outcomes;
     comments on expression, syntax and style;
     where necessary, contains or refers to explicit instructions about retrieval in cases
      of failure


Student-Staff Liaison

There is a staff student liaison committee which meets once each semester. The
committee consists of representatives from each year and representatives from the
departmental staff. Students who wish to raise matters with staff should liaise with
their year representatives


Technical Support

The Department has two technicians, Andrew Lowe and Brian Hough. Andrew
should be your first point of contact with regard to technical support in music. He is
available to help you if:

     Equipment fails or is missing.
     You require advice on how to use equipment.
     You wish to borrow or book a piece of equipment.
     You need to book a room in advance.
     You need access to the studios.
     You wish to purchase recording media such as ADATs, CDs, DATs etc.


You can find Andrew in Room WD223 or phone him on 3010. When he is
unavailable you can contact Brian Hough in Room WD223 or on ext 3204.




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2           Modules, Pathways, Routes and Programmes of Study

1). Types of Module

All our courses are made up of units called modules which contribute towards your
final degree/diploma, known as an ‘Award’. For successful completion of each
module you will be awarded 15 or 30 credits, depending upon the size of the module.
These credits contribute towards the requirements needed to gain your award. You
need to register and pass a certain number of modules which fall into five types:

      a) Core – you must study all these compulsory modules to meet the requirements
         of your award

      b) Core option – you must choose a set number from this group of modules in
         order to meet your course requirements.

      c) Elective – you make up the balance of your award (normally 30 credits per
         level) with electives. This scheme allows you to select and include more
         modules from your chosen subject(s), modules from a different subject area or
         choose modules that are skills-based. In addition, the University Elective
         Programme (UEP) enables you to select blocks of modules in Languages,
         Information Technology or Business to provide a specific ‘flavour’ to your
         programme of study.

      d) Independent Study – these are modules in which the learning outcomes,
         objectives, style of teaching and methods of assessment are agreed between
         the Module Leader and student at the commencement of the module. A
         maximum of 60 credits of Independent Study modules may be studied at
         levels 2 and 3 of an Honours degree Programme of Study.

      e) Project – these are a type of independent study module taken at level 3 and
         involve you in research at the leading edge of knowledge in your subject of
         study. Project modules carry 15, 30 or occasionally 45 level 3 credits
         depending on the length of the project work

      f) Pre-requisites – these are modules, or their equivalent, which must be taken
         before you may proceed to study a defined subsequent module




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       2). Pathways

       As described in the previous section there are two main types of course in the University, the
       Specialist and Joint Honours courses
       These courses are all made up of modules and the rules governing which modules you must study
       for your particular course are called pathway rules and consist of:

a) Specialist pathways

       i) A maximum of 90 credits of core or core option modules in each year (level) of study
       ii) A minimum of 60 credits of core or core option modules in each year (level) of study
       iii) 30 credits of elective modules in each year (level) of study

b) Joint pathways

       45 credits of core or core option modules in each year (level) of study


       3). Routes

       A route is a set of pathways for which you are registered and which leads to your final award:

       For a specialist route, you will be registered for a single specialist pathway

            eg. BSc (Hons) Psychology or BA (Hons) English

       For a specialist route, the pathway rules require you to select the specified number of core option
       modules and then choose your elective modules to match your interests and possible career
       ambitions.

       For a joint route, you will be registered for two pathways, one from each of your chosen subjects:

       eg. the award of BSc (Hons) Computing and Biology is made up of the Computing joint pathway
       and the Biology joint pathway

       For a joint route consisting of subjects A and B, you will need to:

            combine the two joint pathways involved
            choose any necessary core option modules in either or both pathways
            choose your 30 credits of elective modules which can be;

             1) 30 more credits of subject A
             2) 30 more credits of subject B
             3) 15 more credits of subject A and 15 credits of subject B
             4) 15 or 30 credits of another subject
             5) University Elective Programme


       4). Programme of Study

       A programme of study is a record of the modules you have registered for, after you have chosen
       your core option and elective modules. This choice should be made with the help and advice of
       your Personal Tutor. You will receive a transcript on a regular basis showing your Programme of
       Study, consisting of your modules and graded results.




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3           Pathway Directory

                                                         Pathway Modules Template

 Pathway Title                      Music Specialist                                         Pathway           DS/MU
                                                                                             Code

Level 1


 Core Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                                              Credits
 1 and 2           MU1019                   Historical and Analytical Studies 1                                       30
 1 and 2           MU1018                   Music Performance 1                                                       30
 1                 MU1021                   Music Theory                                                              15
 2                 MU1022                   Harmony and Counterpoint                                                  15


 Elective Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                                                Credits
 1                 MU1016                   Performance Health                                                          15
 2                 MU1020                   Orchestration 1                                                             15
 1&2               MU1017                   University Ensembles 1                                                      15

                                                         UG Academic Regulations
                         (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/DipHE.)
 Students studying Specialist Programmes will study:                 Students studying Joint Programmes will study:
     Between 60 & 90 credits of core/core option per level               45 credits of core/core option of each Subject per level
     Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of            Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of
      elective per level (except where statutory or professional           elective per level (except where statutory or professional body
      body requirements state otherwise)                                   requirements state otherwise)
     Students must study 120 credits in total per level




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                                                         Pathway Modules Template (a)


 Pathway                            Music Specialist                                  Pathway      DS/MU
 Title                                                                                Code

Level 2

 Core Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                                 Credits
 1 and 2           MU2020                   Historical and Analytical Studies 2                          30

 Core Option Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                Credits   Core        Core Option
                                                                                                  Option      Group
                                                                                                  Group **
                                                                                                              Rule**
                                                                                                              (Min. credits)
 1 and 2           MU2016                   Performance 2                               30        A           Select min
                                                                                                              of 30
 1 and 2           MU2015                   Composition 2                               30        A           Credits
                                                                                                              group A
 1 and 2           MU2016                   Performance 2                               30        B           Select min
 1 and 2           MU2015                   Composition 2                               30        B           of 30
 1                 MU2022                   Jazz: Historical and Analytical Studies     15        B           Credits
 2                 MU2019                   World Music                                 15        B           group B
 1                 MU2021                   Orchestration 2                             15        B
 2                 MU2004                   Editing Early Music                         15        B

 Elective Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                                     Credits
 1&2               MU2017                   University Ensembles 2                                           15




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                                                         Pathway Modules Template (a)


 Pathway                            Music Specialist                                Pathway        DS/MU
 Title                                                                              Code

Level 3


 Core Option Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                Credits   Core        Core Option
                                                                                                  Option      Group
                                                                                                  Group **
                                                                                                              Rule**
                                                                                                              (Min. credits)
 1 and 2           MU3018                   Project: Music Dissertation                 30        A           Select 30
 1 and 2           MU3012                   Project: Music Composition                  30        A           credits
 1 and 2           MU 3014                  Project: Music Solo Performance             30        A           from A
 1 and 2           MU3021                   Music Performance 3: Specialist Ensemble    30        B           Select 60
 1 and 2           MU3022                   Historical and Analytical Studies 3         30        B           credits
 1                 MU3301                   Ethnomusicology                             15        B           from
 2                 MU3005                   Twentieth Century American Music            15        B           group B
 2                 MU3019                   Music Journalism                            15        B

 Elective Modules (if applicable)
 Semester Module code         Module                     Title                                               Credits
                   (* Note above)
 1&2               MU3020                   University Ensembles 3                                           15




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                                                         Pathway Modules Template (a)

 Pathway Title                      Music Joint                                              Pathway           DJ/MU
                                                                                             Code

Level 1



 Core Option Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                          Credits    Core         Core Option
                                                                                                             Option       Group
                                                                                                             Group **
                                                                                                                          Rule**
                                                                                                                          (Min. credits)
 1 and 2           MU1019                   Historical and Analytical Studies 1                   30         A            Select min
                                                                                                                          30 credits
 1 and 2           MU1018                   Music Performance 1                                   30         A            group A
 1                 MU1021                   Music Theory                                          15         B            Select min
 2                 MU1022                   Harmony and Counterpoint                              15         B            15 credits
                                                                                                                          group B


 Elective Modules (if applicable)
 Semester   Module code       Module                     Title                                                          Credits
 1                 MU1016                   Performance Health                                                          15
 2                 MU1020                   Orchestration 1                                                             15
 1&2               MU1017                   University Ensembles                                                        15

                                                         UG Academic Regulations
                         (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/DipHE.)
 Students studying Specialist Programmes will study:                 Students studying Joint Programmes will study:
     Between 60 & 90 credits of core/core option per level               45 credits of core/core option of each Subject per level
     Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of            Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of
      elective per level (except where statutory or professional           elective per level (except where statutory or professional body
      body requirements state otherwise)                                   requirements state otherwise)
     Students must study 120 credits in total per level




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                                                         Pathway Modules Template (a)


 Pathway                            Music Joint                                       Pathway      DJ/MU
 Title                                                                                Code

Level 2


 Core Option Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                Credits   Core        Core Option
                                                                                                  Option      Group
                                                                                                  Group **
                                                                                                              Rule**
                                                                                                              (Min. credits)
 1 and 2           MU2020                   Historical and Analytical Studies 2         30        A           Select min
 1 and 2           MU2016                   Performance 2                               30        A           of 30
 1 and 2           MU2015                   Composition                                 30        A           Credits
                                                                                                              group A
 1                 MU2022                   Jazz: Historical and Analytical Studies     15        B           Select min
 2                 MU2019                   World Music                                 15        B           15 credits
 1                 MU2021                   Orchestration 2                             15        B           Group B
 2                 MU2004                   Editing Early Music                         15        B

 Elective Modules (if applicable)
 Semester   Module code       Module                     Title                                               Credits
 1&2               MU2017                   University Ensembles 2                                           15




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                                                         Pathway Modules Template (a)


 Pathway                            Music Joint                                     Pathway        DJ/MU
 Title                                                                              Code

Level 3


 Core Option Modules
 Semester Module code                       Module Title                                Credits   Core        Core Option
                                                                                                  Option      Group
                                                                                                  Group **
                                                                                                              Rule**
                                                                                                              (Min. credits)
 1 and 2           MU3018                   Project: Music Dissertation                 30        A           Select 30
 1 and 2           MU3012                   Project: Music Composition                  30        A           credits
 1 and 2           MU 3014                  Project: Music Solo Performance             30        A           from A
 1 and 2           MU3021                   Music Performance 3: Specialist Ensemble    30        B           Select min
 1 and 2           MU3022                   Historical and Analytical Studies 3         30        B           15 credits
 1                 MU3301                   Ethnomusicology                             15        B           from
 2                 MU3005                   Twentieth Century American Music            15        B           group B
 2                 MU3019                   Music Journalism                            15        B

 Elective Modules (if applicable)
 Semester Module code         Module                     Title                                               Credits
                   (* Note above)
 1&2               MU3020                   University Ensembles 3                                           15




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4           List of Modules

Level 1

Code               Semester            Module               Credits   Pre-requisites   Co-requisites   Prohibited
                                                                                                       combinations
MU1019             1 and 2             Historical and       30        None             None            Historical and
                                       Analytical Studies                                              Contextual
                                       1                                                               Studies 1
MU1018             1 and 2             Music                30        None             None            Popular Music
                                       Performance 1                                                   Performance 1
MU1021             1                   Music Theory         15        None             None            Popular Music
                                                                                                       Theory
MU1022             2                   Harmony and          15        None             None            Popular Music
                                       Counterpoint                                                    Theory
MU1016             1                   Performance          15        None             None            None
                                       Health
MU1020             2                   Orchestration 1      15        None             None            None
MU1017             1 and 2             University           15        None             None            None
                                       Ensembles 1

Level2

MU2020             1 and 2             Historical and       30        Historical and   None            Historical and
                                       Analytical                     Analytical                       Contextual
                                       Studies 2                      Studies 1                        Studies 2
MU2016             1 and 2             Performance 2        30        Performance 1    None            Popular Music
                                                                                                       Performance 2
MU2015             1 and 2             Composition          30        Harmony and      None            None
                                                                      Counterpoint
                                                                      and
                                                                      Orchestration
                                                                      1
MU2021             1                   Orchestration 2      15        Orchestration    None            None
                                                                      1
MU2019             2                   World Music          15        None             None            None
MU2004             2                   Editing Early        15        None             None            None
                                       Music
                                       (alternate years)
MU2022             1                   Jazz: Historical     15        None             None            None
                                       and Analytical
                                       Studies
MU2017             1 and 2             University           15        None             None            None
                                       Ensembles 2




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Level 3

MU3018             1 and 2             Project: Music       30    Historical and   None         Project: Popular
                                       Dissertation               Analytical                    Music
                                                                  Studies 2 or                  Dissertation
                                                                  World Music
MU3012             1 and 2             Project: Music       30    Composition 2    None         Project: Popular
                                       Composition                                              Music
                                                                                                Composition

MU3014             1 and 2             Project: Music       30    Performance 2    None         Project: Popular
                                       Solo Performance                                         Music Solo
                                                                                                Performance
MU3021             1 and 2             Music                30    Performance 2    University   Popular Music
                                       Performance 3:                              Ensembles    Performance 3
                                       Specialist                                  3
                                       Ensemble
MU3022             1 and 2             Historical and       30    Historical and   None         Historical and
                                       Analytical Studies         Analytical                    Contextual
                                       3                          Studies 2                     Studies 3
MU3301             1                   Ethnomusicology      15    World Music      None         None
MU3005             2                   Twentieth            15    Historical and   None         None
                                       Century American           Analytical
                                       Music                      Studies 2
MU3019             2                   Music Journalism     15    None             None         None
                                       (alternate years)
MU3020             1 and 2             University           15    None             None         None
                                       Ensembles 3




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5           Module Descriptions

Disclaimer:

Although it is the department’s intention to run the entire catalogue on an annual basis, we reserve the
right to make amendments as necessary. Students will need to make another choice in the event of a
module being withdrawn. Modules which attract few students may not run.

Level 1

MU1019           Historical and Analytical Studies 1 Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to provide students with a working knowledge of the history of Western
Art Music. Beginning with the Medieval era this course will explore and assess historical
and stylistic developments in music up to 1800.
Assessment Essay (1500 - 2000 words) 60%              Exam 40%


MU1018         Music Performance 1                    Kevin Stannard/Darren Sproston
The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop general skills of
musicianship appropriate to solo and group performance and inculcate an overall
performance discipline.
Assessment Group performance 40% Solo performance 30% Musicianship                    skills
                                                                   30%


MU1021           Music Theory                            Anne-Marie Treacy
This module is a thorough exploration of (or revisit as appropriate to) the rudiments of
music theory in preparation for writing and composing music. The module aims to provide
a sound preparation for pastiche and original composition, covering voice-leading and the
ground rules for four-part SATB harmony writing. This is definitely a preparatory module,
but differentiated outcomes allow for students to work comfortably at their own pace. The
module follows a text for structure (Butterworth) and departs from this as appropriate.
Assessment Portfolio of exercises 100%


MU1022          Harmony and Counterpoint                 Kevin Stannard
The module introduces students to different genres and musical styles. It focuses on three
areas of musical composition: 2-part Baroque counterpoint, classical piano variations and
sonata form. The module approaches composition through aural and keyboard work as well
as through traditional methods – listening to, analysing and studying scores and music.
 Assessment Portfolio of exercises 100%


MU1016        Performance Health                     Dr Darren Sproston/Matt Wyon
The module aims to make students aware of health and well-being issues pertinent to the
Performing Arts.
Assessment Case study 100%




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MU1020          Orchestration 1                          Dr Darren Sproston
This module is designed to introduce students to the capabilities of orchestral instruments
and give students the skills required to arrange music for various ensembles. Embedded
within the course will be an introduction to music notation software and how to use this in
order to produce scores.
Assessment Arrangement 40%                               Orchestration 60%

MU1017           University Ensembles 1                Music Staff
The module aims to provide opportunities for students to develop experience of large-scale
music-making by singing in a choir and performing in an ensemble; cultivate the concepts
of commitment and participation; inculcate the values of teamwork; prepare students with
experience of typical music-making situations which occur in all aspects of musical activity
after university.
Assessment Two concert performances 100%




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Level 2

MU2020          Historical and Analytical Studies 2 Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to explore and identify the main stylistic trends in European music from
1800-2000. It encourages students to develop analytical and evaluative skills which they
can apply to different repertoires of the period, while also developing a knowledge and
understanding of the historical and aesthetic contexts of music.
Assessment Essay (3000 words) 60%                          Exam 40%

MU2016          Performance 2                          Kevin Stannard
This module provides students with opportunities to arrange music, rehearse and direct
music and play music in ensembles and solo. The aim is to develop the general all-round
skills of our musicians making them more able and aware of what they can offer in different
musical situations.
Assessment Group performance 40% Solo performance 30% Leadership 30%

MU2015            Composition 2                        Dr Darren Sproston
The module aims to examine three areas of composition: tonal structures, composing for
percussion and composing for voice. It will explore tonality, thematicism, counterpoint,
text setting, texture, vocal writing.
Assessment Composition 1 30%              Composition 2 30%          Composition 3 40%

MU2021          Orchestration 2                           Dr Darren Sproston
This module is designed
a)      to give students the skills required to arrange piano scores for various orchestral
combinations
b)      to give students knowledge of the historical development of orchestration through
the study of scores.
Assessment 19th century orchestration 40%                 20th century orchestration 60%

MU2019          World Music                              Dr Amanda Bayley
The module aims to explore and identify music from a variety of cultures across the world.
The module encourages students to develop critical and analytical skills which they can
apply to music from different cultures. Students are expected to evaluate concepts such as
music, society and culture and apply these to different contexts.
Assessment Essay (3000 words) 60%                        Exam 40%

MU2004          Editing Early Music                       Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to find solutions to problems posed by obsolete forms of notation, and to
present the results in a manner intelligible to a non-specialist performer. It will concentrate
on three forms of notation: Ars nova notation, white mensural Continental notation (c 1450-
1520) and Elizabethan and Jacobean tablature.
Assessment Class Test 50%                                 Class Test 50%

MU2022          Jazz: Historical and Analytical Nigel Beer
                Studies
The module aims to chart the history and development of Jazz from its early roots until the
present day, by transcription and analysis of key works, examination of innovators, and
exploration of social, political and cultural influences.
Assessment Essay (3000 words) 60%                         Exam 40%




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MU2017           University Ensembles 2                    Music Staff
The module aims to
1        provide opportunities for students to develop experience of large-scale music-
making by singing in a choir and performing in an ensemble; cultivate the concepts of
commitment and participation; inculcate the values of teamwork; prepare students with
experience of typical music-making situations which occur in all aspects of musical activity
after university.
2        Develop critical writing skills in the form of a concert review
Assessment Two concert performances 85%                    Write a review of a professional
                                                           concert 15%




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Level 3

MU3018         Project: Music Dissertation             Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake a critical analysis of
a musicological or educational issue.
To encourage students to question, critique and where necessary propose new analyses of
musicological or educational topics.
To develop their powers of synthesis and reasoning through the completion of a
dissertation.
Assessment 15-20000 word dissertation 80%`             Abstract and Literature Review
                                                       20%

MU3012          Project: Music Composition               Dr Darren Sproston
The module aims to promote independent learning through composition. It is the
culmination of the composition pathway through the music degree programme and enables
students to compose using techniques and structures which they have learnt about during
the course for a range of instrumental/vocal groups of their choice.
Assessment Portfolio of Compositions 80%`                Analytical commentaries 20%

MU3014          Project: Music Solo Performance          Dr Amanda Bayley
The module aims to prepare students for a solo recital demonstrating a high level of
instrumental or vocal skill. Students will devise and perform a recital of 35-40 minutes
which provides a varied and well-conceived musical experience to a public audience. They
will research the background to their pieces and provide appropriately written, scholarly
programme notes. The recital will be delivered as a formal public concert.
Assessment Solo recital (35-40 mins) 80%                 Programme Notes 20%

MU3021          Music Performance 3: Specialist Kevin Stannard
                Ensembles
This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop specific musicianship
abilities appropriate to group performance. The module aims to attract students already
performing in a specialist ensemble. The module includes instrumental tuition in order to
foster performance techniques and the formation of an individual repertoire.
Assessment Ensemble recital 40%            Sight reading 30%        Improvisation 30%

MU3022          Historical and Analytical Studies 3 Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to explore and understand one specific period of music history. Leading
on from Historical and Analytical Studies 1 & 2, the module will focus students’ analytical
skills on one genre or period of music. For example, the module might cover: (i) English
and French music of the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance period; or (ii) the
development of the Oratorio from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries; or (iii) the use
of Serialism and Twelve-tone composition in the twentieth century.
Assessment Essay (3000 words) 60%                       Exam 40%

MU3301           Ethnomusicology                           Dr Amanda Bayley
The module will involve fieldwork and research in an area of non-Western music and
considers the function of that music in Western society. The significance of performance
contexts, oral traditions, and notation are evaluated in the music of different cultures.
Assessment Essay (2500 words) 50%                          Analysis and Transcription 50%

MU3005         Twentieth Century American John Pymm
               Music
The module aims to examine the emergence of art music in America in the Twentieth
Century and the attempt to create an authentic American style. The module traces the



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development of the pioneering spirit in composition, its relationship with emerging popular
music and the attempt to re-define the essence of music in radical terms. Students will
evaluate the significance of distinct ‘maverick’ approaches within the period.
Assessment Exam 50%                                      Presentation 50%

MU3019          Music Journalism                        Anne-Marie Treacy
The module aims to develop students’ critical and analytical abilities through reviewing a
variety of musical performances, both live and recorded. Students will be encouraged to
adopt a number of styles of writing about music, ranging from reviews aimed at the teen
market to scholarly, academic reviews for inclusion in broadsheet newspapers and journals.
Assessment Portfolio of reviews 100%

MU3020        University Ensembles 3                          Music Staff
The module aims to:

1        provide opportunities for students to develop experience of large-scale music-
making by singing in a choir and performing in an ensemble; cultivate the concepts of
commitment and participation; inculcate the values of teamwork; prepare students with
experience of typical music-making situations which occur in all aspects of musical activity
after university.
2        develop self-critical awareness through maintaining a reflective log.
Assessment Two concert performances 75%                  Critical rehearsal log 25%




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6           Staff

Dr Amanda Bayley
Reader in Performing Arts
       01902 323209 - Room No RWDB03

Nigel Beer
Senior Lecturer in Popular Music and Music
       01902 322008 – Room No RWDB04

Steven Cooper
Senior Lecturer in Popular Music
01902 323475 – Room No RWDB05

John Pymm
Associate Dean of the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure
      01902 323236

Steven Spencer
Principal Lecturer in Learning & Teaching & Course Leader for Popular Music
       01902 323011 – Room No RWDB05

Dr Darren Sproston
Principal Lecturer & Head of Department
       01902 323235 – Room No RWDB07

Kevin Stannard
Senior Lecturer in Music & Course Leader for Music
       01902 323291 – Room No RWDB02

Anne-Marie Treacy
Lecturer in Music
       01902 322899 – Room No RWDB06

Jackie Ellis
Secretary
       01902 323172 – Room No RWCB02

Andrew Lowe
Technician
      01902 323010 – Room No WD223

Brian Hough
Technician
      01902 323304 – Room No WD223

Visiting Lecturers:
Peter Cooke
Ethnomusicology



A comprehensive team of instrumental teaching staff are employed on a weekly basis. For
details of these see the notice boards in the Music Department.




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7           Career Opportunities and Future Study

Music graduates do not necessarily pursue music as a career after graduation, though many
do. The study of music fosters the development of a number of transferable skills such as
working in a group, working on one’s own initiative and advanced skills in communication
and information technology. A number of former students have gone on to become teachers,
both at primary and secondary level; other career opportunities include Arts Administration
and Music Therapy (requiring further study). A number of students go on to postgraduate
study, either here or at other HE institutions.




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