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Programme and Module Handbook

Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2007-2008 (archived)

Module MUSI52330: Analysis of 20th Century Scores

Department: Music

MUSI52330: Analysis of 20th Century Scores

Type Open Level 4 Credits 30 Availability Available in 2007/08 Module Cap


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • The study of 20th-century scores in the context of modern analytic theory.


  • The study of six selected 20th-century scores drawn from the following subject areas:
  • early atonal;
  • serial;
  • neo-classicism;
  • objets sonores/electronic music;
  • music and drama;
  • neo-romaticism.

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
    Subject-specific Skills:
      Key Skills:

        Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

        Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

        Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
        Preparation and Reading
        Total 300

        Summative Assessment

        Component: Essays Component Weighting: 100%
        Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
        Essay 1 2500 words 50%
        Essay 2 2500 words 50%

        Formative Assessment:

        Occasional exercises.

        Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University