How this Module is Assessed: What You Need to Do and When
Portfolio (weighted 100%)
Submission deadline: 2pm on Monday 19th December 2016 via Grademark
The portfolio, totalling 3000 words, comprises a major essay of 1,500 words that will count for 50% of the module and final revised versions of three short essays of 500 words each that will count for the remaining 50%. The short essays are:
- Assignment 1: The Musician and the Computer
- Assignment 3: Reduced Listening
- Assignment 5: What are the advantages of using synthetic rather than recorded sound?
Further information about these essays will be provided during the course and via the course VLE. These short essays should be revised in the light of the tutor’s corrections and comments. A bibliography and associated referencing, following the Harvard conventions, is required in the major essay; but this is not a requirement of the shorter essays. The major essay of 1,500 words, should address one of the following titles:
- Is there a distinction between sonic art and everyday auditory experience?
- Compare Steve Reich’s ‘Come Out’, ‘Pendulum Music’ and Alvin Lucier’s ‘I am sitting in a room’ as examples of process music.
- Identify the main trends in the evolution of electronic music from its beginnings to the present day.
- How does the process of listening to electronic music differ from listening to traditional music?
- Choose a composer active in the 20th or 21st century and compare their work in electronic music with developments in the other arts (literature, architecture, sculpture, visual arts, film, theatre, dance, etc.).
All essays should be combined into one file and uploaded to Turnitin/Grademark. Further advice on how to upload the Portfolio to Grademark will be given to students during class time. All coursework assignments and other forms of assessment must be submitted by the published deadline, which is detailed above. It is your responsibility to know when work is due to be submitted – ignorance of the deadline date will not be accepted as a reason for late or non-submission.