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MU1013   Understanding Music (B)

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 is aimed specifically at students who lack skills in reading music scores but who enjoy listening to music, and who are therefore interested in exploring the subject at university level and in developing more advanced music literacy skills. It aims to develop skills and knowledge that will help students to get more out of the experience of listening to music. Focusing particularly on Western classical music, the module includes components on music history, acoustics and aesthetics. Some basic formal music education including familiarity with standard Western musical notation is expected.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): In taking this module you cannot take MU1003, abrsm grade 5 theory or grade 6 in practical performance on any instrument or voice. . While taking this module students cannot also take ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or Grade 6 in practical performance on any instrument or voice.

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