Advanced Music Technology Studies

Module code: W3091
Level 6
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Tutorial *
Assessment modes: Coursework

Advanced Music Technology Studies is a core module that gives you the chance to conduct critical research on a topic that leads to your final practical project in the spring term.

This module gives you the theoretical foundation to support your practice-based research through a structured series of seminars, leading towards a presentation of your research, and production of an extended essay.

You will be guided throughout the term by weekly in-depth two-hour seminars affording insights to how to research music technology related topics, with relevant historical, social, cultural, political issues introduced by the tutor.

The module will develop your intellectual abilities and nurture creative insights within a particular topic of your choice, preparing you equally for the Studio Project or the optional Music Dissertation in the spring term.

Module learning outcomes

  • Research, synthesise and evaluate evidence in relation to in-depth study of a specified musical topic
  • Evidence the relationship between critical research and creative practice, giving clear accounts of practitioners whose work exemplifies a strong practice based research
  • Interpret musical evidence in written form
  • Evaluate historical, social, cultural, technological, philosophical, economic and other contexts relevant to a musical topic
  • Conduct critical theoretical research that underpins creative studio projects