ARTS POLICY AND PRACTICE - 2017/8

Module code: MUS2033

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

W300

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1 - WRITTEN SUBMISSION (2,000 WORDS) 50%
Coursework COURSEWORK 2 - GROUP PRESENTATION (15 MINUTES) 50%

Alternative Assessment

Group presentation is replaced with a 1000 word written assignment.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

The module provides an overview of the structures that support and shape the arts and creative industries in the UK and introduces current issues and debates in cultural provision. It introduces the arts funding system in the UK, government policies for the arts, and the support infrastructure for music in the UK. It alos provides the opportunity for discussion of the issues that shape and influence the arts professions and impact upon arts workers and audiences.

Module aims

The module introduces you to the main issues in arts policy and practice in the UK. It aims to engage students with critical thinking and debate around the main issues that influence arts policy and affect arts practitioners and audiences.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Describe and explain the infrastructure, key policies and institutions governing the arts in the UK, with particular reference to Music
Demonstrate an understanding of the issues facing arts providers and policy makers KCPT
Articulate current debates in the arts KCPT
Present research and information clearly and concisely PT
Critical thinking and dialogue KCPT
Researching and evaluating the relevance of information KCPT
Presenting research clearly and concisely PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

The module introduces key areas of cultural policy: topics such as funding, access, education, equal opportunities, leadership, disability issues and cultural diversity will be investigated with particular reference to government policies and documentation. You will be expected to undertake preparatory background reading for lectures, as advised.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to further students’ understanding of arts policy and practice in the UK in preparation for the PTY.

The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures.
Discussion.
Independent preparation and research.
Group work.
Group presentation

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop subject knowledge, analytical skills, transferrable skills and professional skills.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework 1 – written submission (2,000 words) (addresses learning outcomes 1–7)
Coursework 2 – group presentation (15 mins) (addresses learning outcomes 1–7)


Formative assessment and feedback

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in tutorials as required.

Reading list

Reading list for ARTS POLICY AND PRACTICE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus2033

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.