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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 13/04/2021 13:53:22

Title of Module: Local Music Cultures

Code: MUSC07007 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Paul  McGeechan

Summary of Module

This module aims to introduce the student to the research, planning, implementation and evaluation of a local music enterprise. It does this by introducing students to basic survey and documentary research methods and helping them develop a critical approach to information analysis and project evaluation. The students work within teams to identify a market niche for a s amll buisness activity. The students complete a final report and the team present the outcome of the activity and discuss the project outcomes reflecting on their actions. The module aims to develop and apply effective team-work management and entrepreneurial strategies while broadening students’ understanding of the local music industries and the opportunities within them through the use of:

  • Documentaries
  • Site visits (where appropriate)
  • Group project work

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Face-To-Face
Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

Blended
A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

HybridC
Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

HybridO
Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.


Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:

 

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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Map activity within the local music industries.

L2. Devise an activity (event / product etc) to fulfill a music market opportunity.

L3. Identify appropriate group work strategies & evaluate opportunities within the local music industries.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 7.

Understanding the nature of commercial and community-based music provision across Scotland

Understanding the nature of small business operations within music in Scotland

Understanding communication theories as they relate to group dynamics

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

Retrieving, interpreting and manipulating primary and secondary information from a variety of sources including electronic sources

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Giving reasoned opinions, bringing together information from a variety of sources, including academic research publications.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Communicating effectively and appropriately in speech and writing

Interpreting complex primary and secondary materials
Making effective use of information retrieval systems and use IT applications to present documents in an appropriate form

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

Working effectively, together with others in groups or teams, taking a leadership role where appropriate.

Systematically identifying and addressing their own learning needs in both current and new areas.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
Teaching activities: Lectures / workshops to facilitate students forming teams to devise and realise a small project / business activity. Group research and other activities with peer and staff feedback sessions. Support lecture & workshops given by library staff and learning Innovation staff including including an introduction to Harvard referencing.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery28
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity8
Independent Study164
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Dumbreck, A and McPherson G. (2015) Music Entrepreneurship. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

Bennett, A. and Peterson, R., eds. (2004) Music Scenes: Local, Translocal and Virtual. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Williamson, J., Cloonan, M. and Frith, S. (2003) Mapping the Music Industry in Scotland: A Report. Glasgow: Scottish Enterprise.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

Students are academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled on-campus and online teaching sessions, asynchronous online learning activities, course-related learning resources, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure at the following link: Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardArts & Media
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelArts & Media
ModeratorJim Prime
External ExaminerPilip Saxe
Accreditation DetailsJAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support)
Version Number

3.01

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment 1: Project Report 100%
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 6 hours

Footnotes
A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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Note(s):
  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content. The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/equality/

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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