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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: MUS1015 Module Title: STUDY SKILLS
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MUS1015
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: MARK CM Dr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Coursework (100% of total assessment)
Three written assignments (50%)
Two keyboard skills assessments (40%)
Participation in Keyboard Skills (10%)
Module Overview
Module Aims
To equip students with the skills required for effective academic study of music at tertiary level.
To enable students to develop a basic level of skill on a keyboard instrument.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module you should be able to:
  • Undertake written assignments in a number of music-related genres (programme notes, concert publicity material, essay plan, etc.)
  • Use accurately the citation and reference model set forth in the departmental citation model
  • Take concise but comprehensive notes of lectures, meetings, etc.
  • Work effectively within a team
  • Demonstrate an enhanced skill at a keyboard instrument in a variety of styles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of chord charts and their realisation
  • Read and play with some fluency from two staves of music in both treble and bass clefs
  • Satisfy the Criteria of Assessment for the keyboard portion of the module, and show an enhanced skill at critical listening and making musical judgments 
Module Content
  • Writing skills in a number of music-related genres
  • Effective note-making
  • Time management
  • Team skills
  • Keyboard tuition in small groups only, where students are required to contribute to the learning process and assessment of other students; groups will normally consist of 5 students or fewer 
Methods of Teaching/Learning
A combination of one- and two-hour academic lectures, to be delivered over the course of the academic year.
10 keyboard lessons, to be delivered over the course of the academic year. 
Selected Texts/Journals
Marshall, L. & Rowland, F, 1981:  A Guide to Learning Independently (Melbourne:
Longman Cheshire)
Recommended Online Resource:
Module ULearn site
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