MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM - 2017/8
Module code: MUS3083
Music and Media
MARK CM Dr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK (3000 WORDS)||50|
|Examination||EXAM (2 HOURS)||50|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
No pre-requisites/co-requisites for Music and Tonmeister students.
This module enables students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the major currents of 20th- and 21st-century music in the Western classical tradition through the exploration of key composers and repertories as well as key documents in the critical reception of the repertoire. It draws on analytical skills acquired in previous modules and consolidates the students’ experience of 20th- and 21st -century music encountered elsewhere on the programme, as well as complementing their studies of other areas of music history and culture.
Develop knowledge of the 20th and 21st century musical repertoires
Develop knowledge of the history of 20th and 21st century music
Develop an understanding of 20th and 21st century aesthetics
Develop and understanding of 20th and 21st century musical styles
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Topics in modernist and postmodernist music will be introduced in lectures, focussing on issues of technique and style, ideology, historiography, and reception. Composers discussed may include:
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Increase students’ knowledge of, and critical engagement with, modernist and postmodernist works and the scholarly reception of them. Issues raised by the lecturer will be discussed in class, supported by the students’ individual listening and critical reading.
The learning and teaching methods include:
One two-hour lecture per week.
Individual and/or small group tutorials
Guided reading and listening
Use of online learning environment
Coursework and feedback
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the central issues pertaining to the aesthetics and techniques of modernism and postmodernism.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework essay of not more than 3,000 (addresses outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4).
A 2-hour exam (addresses outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4).
Submission of an essay paln.
Verbal feedback in tutorials and lecture discussions; written feedback on formative assessment (essay plan); formal feedback on the summative coursework.
Reading list for MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mus3083
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.