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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MUSS5165M Music and Management Project

60 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Silviu Cobeanu
Email: S.G.Cobeanu@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisite qualifications

Acceptance onto MA Music and Management

This module is mutually exclusive with

MUSS5162MDissertation

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

In this module, an initial plenary session will be supported by individual or group tutorials with an approved supervisor from either or both of the two schools (to be determined as appropriate to the chosen topic). Students will undertake a highly focused and detailed investigation into some aspect of music management, and present their findings in the form of an extended project with a practical element.The Project outcome will feature the practical application of music management skills acquired throughout the course. Students might, for example, undertake the management of a musical event, or carry out management consultancy as part of a placement (subject to availability), or undertake management of a particular ensemble or group over a specified period of time.You will provide Initial Learning Contract and Interim Reports (4000 words total); the module will be assessed through a Reflective Report (4000 words, 25%) and a project equivalent to 8000 words’ work.

Objectives

Students will emerge from this module with in-depth knowledge of a particular area of music management theory and/or practice, and will be able to apply it in practice.

The Project outcome will feature the practical application of music management skills acquired throughout the course. Students might, for example, undertake the management of a musical event, or carry out management consultancy as part of a placement, or undertake management of a particularly ensemble or group over a specified period of time. These are only indicative examples, and the range of possible activities is much wider.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
• devise, plan, and execute an extended project in music management with a practical element, the focus having been defined in negotiation with an approved supervisor;
• reflect analytically on their practice and learn from that reflection;
• identify and make effective use of appropriate methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and source materials;
• demonstrate understanding of the relationship between music management theory and practice;
• demonstrate a degree of intellectual confidence and independence of thought, and a questioning approach to their area of study;
• present their reflective work to a high standard, in clear English and with appropriate scholarly apparatus.


Syllabus

An initial plenary session will be supported by individual or group tutorials with an approved supervisor from either or both of the two schools (to be determined as appropriate to the chosen topic). Students will undertake a highly focused and detailed investigation into some aspect of music management, and present their findings in the form of an extended project with a practical element. The precise nature and balance of the submission will be determined in consultation with the student’s supervisor(s), but will typically include the management of a practical event or group (management of a concert or short series of concerts, or the activities of a band, ensemble, etc, within a defined time period), accompanied by supporting reflective, descriptive and theoretical commentary. Events and ensembles will usually be local, sometimes located within the University. The syllabus is thus largely determined by the chosen project, to be approved by the module coordinator.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture11.001.00
Seminar51.005.00
Tutorial120.506.00
Private study hours588.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)600.00

Private study

The precise split of hours will be particular to each student, and will be negotiated with the supervisor; however, typical activities will include:
• planning time;
• time spent on market research, marketing, etc, as appropriate to the specific project;
• time spent managing final project outcomes;
• private research time;
• record-keeping time;
• preparation of written submissions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress will be monitored through regular tutorials, and the learning contract and interim report. The proposed module changes, to make these interim assignments credit-bearing, are intended to encourage students to engage more with these exercises, particularly in the formative stages of project development, and to try and ensure more consistency in the pace of these early stages of the project. As the earlier work is more formative in nature, it is felt that the slightly larger word count than credits allocated for these tasks will be beneficial for allowing students more scope to express their ideas and to gain more specific and constructive formative feedback on their ideas at the inception stages of the project.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ProjectThe nature of the project is to be negotiated with the supervisor, but will equate to 8000 words’ work. This component must be passed in order to gain the module credits.60.00
ReportA Reflective Report (3600 to 4400 words). This component must be passed in order to gain the module credits.30.00
Personal StatementInitial Learning Contract and Interim Report (2000-3000 words total)10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

• The Project outcome will feature the practical application of music management skills acquired throughout the course. Students might, for example, undertake the management of a musical event, or carry out management consultancy as part of a placement, or undertake management of a particularly ensemble or group over a specified period of time. These are only indicative examples, and the range of possible activities is much wider. • The Reflective Report complements the Project, outlining the underlying management theories, and both documenting and reflecting upon the process and outcome(s); the Report may be accompanied by a supplementary evidential appendix (e.g. recordings/videos, planning documents, important correspondence, brochures, etc). • The deadlines for the formative Initial Learning Contract and Interim Report will be negotiated between student and supervisor to fit in with the specific schedule of individual Projects. • In most cases it will not be practical to resit the Project element in the same format as its original manifestation. In such cases, and alternative (usually purely written) submission will be formulated by the module coordinator and supervisor. • Both the project and the reflective report components must be passed to gain the module credits.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 17/08/2017

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