Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Arts and Law
School Lan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Music
Partner College and School Mathematics
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Mathematics and Music Full-time
Programme Code 1564
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme aims to prepare professionals in Mathematics who would be able to work as specialists in this area. It aims to attract students who will benefit from a challenging programme of study, to provide a smooth transition to Undergraduate Mathematics, to create a supportive environment in which intellectual development may flourish, to provide the student with a balanced combination of mathematical topics, to expose students to the fascinating world of modern Mathematics and its application.

To enable all our students to develop their capacity to learn and to take responsibiliy for their own learning To enable all our students to acquire the intellectual self-reliance and confience necessary for critical and independent thought. To equip all our students with knowledge's skills and habits of mind that will sustain them through further study, employment and active citizenship. Through teaching non less than research to continue to develop Music as a vital discipline in rapidly changing society, and to seek out and forge links with neighbouring disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. To provide our students with a background in all three basic aspects of the study of Music ( musicology, composition and performance) and to allow them to develop their strengths through specialisation in later stages of the programme To continue to explore ways of making those opportunities available to students form as wide a range of backgrounds as possible.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Key mathematical concepts and topics
How mathematics can be used to analyse and solve problems including those at an abstract level
How mathematics can be used for modelling and analysing real life problems
Music
Students of Joint Honours Music will study fewer modules than their Single Honours counterparts and so are correspondingly expected to display slightly less breadth of knowledge across the discipline.)

the history of Western Art music from approximately 1000 to the present time, with certain areas (composers, genres etc) being studied in greater depth; students may have, additionally, knowledge of areas outside the Western Art tradition depending on the modules chosen in Stages I and H (e.g. non-Western musical traditions).
The tools used to analyse the structure of music (e.g. form, harmony, instrumentation); students may be able to apply these methods to original work depending on the modules chosen in Stages I and H (e.g. Orchestration)
Compositional techniques, especially those of the twentieth-century, including both traditional 'paper' composition, and electroacoustic composition.
Performing techniques, especially those of the Western Art music tradition, based primarily on the instruments/vocal studies they have undertaken during their programme of study.
The aesthetic, moral and philosophical issues relating to music, and the role of music and musicians in society both at the present time and in the past.
For students who elect to take certain modules (e.g. recording techniques), a knowledge of issues relating to the physical production and applications of music.
Lectures, tutorials, computer practicals, seminars, independent study
Music
Lectures, seminars and tutorials, workshops, masterclasses
Exams, class tests, course work exercises, project work
Music
essays, unseen examinations, seminar presentations, technical exercises, performance portfolio of compositions, public and private performance as soloist and as a member of a group. Portfolio of relevant work, essays, practical examinations
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
To be able to construct and develop logical mathematical arguments with clear identification of assumptions and conclusions
To present arguments and conclusions clearly and accurately
To select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems including those at an abstract level
To abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in a symbolic form
Music
To present arguments and analyses fluently both in good written English and orally.
To be able to use musical language (i.e. notation and its equivalents in non-notated genres) to write and arrange music for its performance by themselves and others.
To show a measure of proficiency as a performer (the level of proficiency being dependant on the number of stages of the programme in which Performance was a chosen element).
To show a measure of proficiency as a composer (the level of proficiency being dependant on the number of stages in the programme in which Composition was a chosen element)
To study and work on projects of varying sizes largely independently showing the ability to obtain, manipulate and analyse information, and be able to discriminate between what is relevant and what is not.
To be able to work as a member of a team in collaborative projects.
Lectures, tutorials, computer practicals,seminars, independent study
Music
Lectures, seminars and tutorials, workshops primarily in performance and composition, one-to-one lessons, participation in ensembles both small and large
Exams, class tests, coursework exercises, project work
Music
essays, dissertations, unseen examinations, technical exercises, workshop examinations, public and private performance as both soloist and ensemble member, portfolio, public and private performance of their own work and the work of others.