Music, Creativity and Communication introduces students to the dynamic relationship between communications technologies and creative practice. The unit affords students the opportunity to consider how old and new media relate and intersect in the framing of musical works. By blending theory and practice, this unit explores how media technology shapes and is shaped by music, and thereby demonstrates how students and graduates are increasingly digitally literate producers and curators of musical knowledge, ideas and works.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate basic musicological concepts related to communications and creative fields in a range of musical circumstances;  
  2. Demonstrate digital communication skills in relation to musicianship;  
  3. Articulate basic musical nomenclature in relation to music theory and production activities;  
  4. Develop and produce musical works through creative approaches to digital and face to face communication opportunities;  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Applied theory and nomenclature exercises relating to performance communications 25%
Report Critical review of digital and communications technologies used in music production 25%
Creative Works Production of musical works using digital software applications 25%
Creative Works Production of musical works using face to face communication 25%

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