Cannot be taken with: MUS3041

Pre-requisites: MUS370 if recording in USSS, MUS355 if creating software

Aims/Description: This module allows you to negotiate a special project that does not conform to Dissertation, Performance and Composition, on a topic agreed with tutors on a case-by-case basis. It affords an opportunity for you to work with others outside of your discipline and to communicate your work to non-specialist audiences where appropriate. The project must be public-facing and potentially have career-oriented goals; it may include a placement activity. Special Project can be taken in 20 or 40 credit versions. MUS3040 Special Project (20 credits) comprises the project itself, presented through a public self-designed website and blog. MUS3041 Extended Special Project (40 credits) adds a critical reflective essay that serves to link the project to extant academic work and provide a context for aspects of the project itself.

Restrictions on availability: Available to students registered on Music programmes only, by negotiation so as not to conflict with Composition, Performance, Dissertation and other Level 3 modules.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Music):

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