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20th/21st Century Western Music (MUSI30056)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30056
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This subject deals with the music of the 20th and 21st century primarily to place it in the historical context of composition and performance. Any analytical examinations will not necessarily be chronologically based, but rather will be place in both social and cultural contexts, the main purpose is in achieving a firm understanding of context when the music is performed today.

Intended learning outcomes

On completon of this subject students should have

  • the ability to place all musics performanced (and/or listened to) in historical, social and cultural context;
  • fostered a greater understanding and appreciation of musics outside the Western classical canon, by recognising and studying factors within the classical repertoire of the periods under study which have influenced Western musics singificantly;
  • the ability to debate why classical music in the 20th century is where it is in the broader musical world.

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

• Exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician
• Demonstrate an open and independent attitude towards contemporary cultural developments
• Demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the challenges for the professional musician in the 21st century
• Critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across the broader community
• Work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments
• Understand and appreciate how the arts connect with the broader society and culture
• Be prepared to undertake postgraduate study.

Last updated: 13 December 2018