This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of both current and prospective music educators. It provides a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to investigate the UK system of music education, consider major issues in international music education research and undertake a comparative study of music education practices across different cultures.
Key features -You can tailor the course to your own interests by selecting one option module from a wide range of music topics. -The core modules will develop your research, project planning and development skills in preparation for your major project, and you will receive guidance from a specialist tutor. -The curriculum is enriched by our eclectic view of musical styles and genres, exploiting the diversity of a repertoire that encompasses Western classical music, popular and world musics.
What will you study?
You will develop and implement a musical project within an educational environment and undertake a substantial research project on a topic of your choice. Alongside this core study, which encompasses key research issues in music as well as in music education, you can choose from a variety of option modules and develop new skills to exploit in your own teaching.
You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills as a practitioner by devising, delivering and evaluating a music education project. As part of the broader musical community, you will be able to further enhance your performance skills by participating in some of the many University ensembles.
Assessment includes essays, critiques, position papers, practical projects, presentations, research papers and a dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Core modules -Constructing Music Education in the UK -International Music Education: Psychology, Culture and Philosophy -Major Project -Researching Music
Optional modules -Advanced Production of Popular Music -Composing and Marketing Popular Music -Critical Reflection on Musical Performance -Special Study: Arranging and Scoring -Techniques and Technology for Composing for Film and Television -Current Debates in Music Education -Jazz Studies -Performance Studies -Live Performance Technologies -The Psychology of Music -The Studio Musician
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