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MU1003   Understanding Music (A)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm Lectures and seminar: Mon, Tue and Thu

This module aims to develop skills and knowledge that will help students to get more out of the experience of listening to music. Focusing particularly on classical music, the module includes components on musical history, acoustics and aesthetics and examines set works in particular detail. Students are not required to perform as part of this module, but a good prior knowledge of score reading and analysis is essential. A diagnostic test will be carried out in week 1 to ascertain whether you have the necessary musical score literacy to succeed in this class. A low score on this test will indicate that you should transfer into Understanding Music (B) where this skills gap will be addressed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students should hold one of the following qualifications or a suitable equivalent: Higher Music, A level Music, AB Grade 5 Theory, Grade 6 or above in practical performance on any instrument or voice.

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MU1013

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures, 1 seminar and 1 tutorial. Orientation week: enrolment meeting and diagnostic testing Revision week: 2 optional revision sessions

Scheduled learning hours: 42

Guided independent study hours: 158

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 25%, Coursework = 75%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 25%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught