This course aims to survey the musical practices of a music community, either geographical or virtual; participate as an observer in a practical community-based music-making project and document the event(s) with an analysis of its impact, appeal, outreach and niche.
MUSA250 begins the process of informing students and developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for young graduates to take on important community music roles in teaching and in leadership.
Students who pass this course will have:
* Acquired knowledge of music practices across the community (including geographical and virtual communities);
* Developed a knowledge and understanding of the key issues surrounding community music-making including the role of schools, choral and instrumental organisations, bands, underground music scenes, the music industry;
* Acquired knowledge of community engagement, local participation and outreach activities;
* Acquired knowledge of the social functions of music;
* Learned ways of documenting and reflected on practical community-based activities.
Students who pass this course will have gained experience in:
* Organisational skills: goal setting, working to deadlines, multi-tasking;
* Research skills: gathering and interpreting date, creative problem solving;
* Collaborative and co-operative skills;
* Critical thinking skills;
* Self-reflective skills.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
||14:00 - 16:00
||17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
* 24 hours attending lectures
* 44 hours researching and writing survey project
* 20 hours community participation
* 10 hours online learning log / exchanges with tutor
* 52 hours researching, documenting and collating material for participation/research project.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts Head of Department
Course Coordinator: Yoomia Sim http://www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/music/people/sim.shtml
Survey of a community-based music project.
Participation in, research and reporting of a community-based music project.
Use of Technology
This course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course. Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.
You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools. LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials. For help using LEARN, refer to: http://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=2157
Additional Course Outline Information
The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:
A+ 90–100; A 85–89; A- 80–84; B+ 75–79; B 70–74; B- 65–69; C+ 60–64; C 55–59; C- 50–54; D 40–49; E 0–39
In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.
All MUSA250 Occurrences
Semester Two 2017