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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Popular Music

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BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_GPOPM_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:March 2020
Department:MUSIC
Field of Study:Music & Performing Arts
 

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) Display a broad and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practical, theoretical, technical and interpersonal requirements of popular music performance and the industry‚Äôs extended professional considerations.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and appropriate practical application of the theories, technologies and concepts that relate to performing professionals operating at the cutting edge of the popular music industry.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Perform musically by ear, by sight and in time while communicating effectively within the broad stylistic contexts of the popular music industry.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Appraise individual musical situations; to respond with stylistic authenticity and musicality; to select appropriate technologies and strategies to professionally satisfy the demands of the industry.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Apply contextual awareness of stylistically broad musical repertory; responding to individual professional situations appropriately and creatively.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Operate autonomously, as part of a team and as a team leader, evaluating personal strengths in preparation for employment within the popular music industry.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Demonstrate the facility and confidence to integrate existing knowledge, skills and competencies with further study and research to advance professional development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Develop a code of practice that is respectful of the social, moral, musical and professional expectations and rights of others.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
MUSC6022 Contextual Harmony 1
MUSC6016 Popular Musicianship 1
MUSC6015 Popular Instrumental Studies 1
MUSC6017 Popular Ensemble Workshop 1

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC6019 Contextual Harmony 2
MUSC6020 Popular Musicianship 2
MUSC6001 Music & Technology 1-2
MUSC6021 Popular Ensemble Workshop 2
MUSC6018 Popular Instrumental Studies 2
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC7006 Music & Technology 3
MUSC7020 Popular Musicianship 3
MUSC7021 Popular Ensemble Workshop 3
MUSC7019 Popular Instrumental Studies 3
DRAM7020 Production Studies & Marketing

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC7025 Music & Technology 4
MUSC7023 Popular Musicianship 4
MUSC7024 Popular Ensemble Workshop 4
MUSC7022 Popular Instrumental Studies 4
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MUSC7026 Histo-Cultural Perspectives
DRAM7019 Lighting Design
DRAM7018 Sound Design
MUSC7001 Intro:Therapy/Community Music
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8041 Music & Technology 5
MUSC8067 Popular Musicianship 5
MUSC8068 Popular Ensemble Workshop 5
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8069 Specialised Pop Performance 1
MUSC8070 Popular Instrumental Studies 5
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8072 Arranging 1
MUSC8095 Popular Music History 70s
MUSC8071 Song Writing 1
MUSC8007 Community Music Project 1
MUSC8045 Music Therapy 1
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
 

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8042 Music & Technology 6
MUSC8073 Popular Musicianship 6
MUSC8074 Popular Ensemble Workshop 6
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8075 Specialised Pop Performance 2
MUSC8076 Popular Instrumental Studies 6
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8096 Popular Music History 80s
MUSC7026 Histo-Cultural Perspectives
MUSC8077 Song Writing 2
MUSC8078 Arranging 2
MUSC8008 Community Music Project 2
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MUSC8046 Music Therapy 2
 

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8079 Popular Musicianship 7
MUSC8080 Popular Ensemble Workshop 7
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8081 Specialised Pop Performance 3
MUSC8082 Popular Instrumental Studies 7
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8093 Arranging 3
MUSC8095 Popular Music History 70s
MUSC8083 Musical Direction 1
MUSC8091 Song Writing 3
MUSC8007 Community Music Project 1
MUSC8045 Music Therapy 1
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MUSC8043 Music & Technology 7
 

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8084 Popular Musicianship 8
MUSC8085 Popular Ensemble Workshop 8
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8086 Specialised Pop Performance 4
MUSC8087 Popular Instrumental Studies 8
Elective
Module Code Module Title
MUSC8029 Devised Performance Project
MUSC8094 Arranging 4
MUSC8096 Popular Music History 80s
MUSC8088 Musical Direction 2
MUSC7026 Histo-Cultural Perspectives
MUSC8092 Song Writing 4
MUSC8008 Community Music Project 2
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
MUSC8046 Music Therapy 2
MUSC8044 Music & Technology 8

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