Advanced Music Technology Studies

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

This core module gives you the chance to conduct critical research on a topic that leads to your final practical project in the spring term.

You'll get the theoretical foundation to support your practice-based research through a structured series of seminars, leading to a presentation of your research and an extended essay.

You will be guided throughout the term by weekly in-depth two-hour seminars on how to research music technology-related topics. Relevant historical, social, cultural and political issues are introduced by your tutor.

This module develops your intellectual ability and nurtures 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