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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 reflecting on practical community-based activitiesTransferable SkillsStudents who pass this course will have gained experience in:● Organisational skills: goal setting, working to deadlines, multi-tasking● Research skills: gathering and interpreting data, creative problem solving● Collaborative and co-operative skills;● Critical thinking skills;● Self-reflective skills.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
30 points of MUSA at 100 level
Students must attend one activity from each section.
WORKLOADStudent 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
and Reuben de Lautour
Domestic fee $834.00
International fee $3,600.00
* 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.