10 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: Grade V theory OR A level Music and/or ability to read Western musical notation

Grade V theory OR A level Music and/or ability to read Western musical notation


Aims/Description: This module provides an introduction to the academic study of popular music. You will explore the various definitions of 'popular music' in relation to their socio-cultural context, and investigate some of the major issues and debates of popular music studies. Lecture materials and in-class tasks will engage with approaches to the analysis of popular music and media, issues of representation, and the relationship between popular musicians and their audiences. Assessments involve critical engagement with the themes of the module in relation to a popular music artist or piece of your choosing.

Staff Contact: MCSWEENEY NEIL J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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