Study Levels: Undergraduate
Faculty: Dr. Christina Guillaumier & Dr. Ingrid Pearson
Royal College of Music
Dr. Christina Guillaumier introduces Music and Words
This course builds on students’ skills as a communicator about music through both writing and speaking. Students will explore different styles of communicating about music, analyse examples from other practitioners, and draw on their own music-making to inform their responses.
By the end of this course students will be able to:
ASSESSMENT/ EXAMINATION INFORMATION
Speaking portfolio (50%): choose TWO items from the following list [ONE for non-RCM students]:
Writing portfolio (50%): totalling about 2000 words, and including TWO items from the following list [ONE for non-RCM students]:
DELIVERY INFORMATION AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS
This course will be taught in a hybrid mode during the pre-Christmas term. You will be required to prepare work in advance of every synchronous class, using the multimedia resources created for the purpose. Classes will be recorded for playback and further study. You will be expected to work independently and to collaborate with your peers for your presentation assessment. You will also be expected to contribute to the discussion groups on the learning platform, as this forms part of your continuous learning and reflects the workshop nature of the course.
SUPPORT FOR TRANSNATIONAL STUDENTS
Written and verbal formative and summative feedback will be provided throughout the course – students will have the opportunity to sign up to an individual tutorial session with the teaching professors. Group tutorials foster a supportive peer learning environment particularly for those working outside their native language. Break-out rooms further facilitate peer-learning. Course materials are deliberately inclusive, and students have opportunities to share and discuss materials from their own culture and life experiences. Classes are recorded for further independent study (these can be captioned & translated). Course tutors are themselves are representative of the international reach of music.