Module Overview

Essential Development Skills

This module consists of three components or learning arcs undertaken by both the instrumentalist stream and the songwriting stream. The components are designed to be a continuation of key skills addressed in BA1 and preparation for key skills required to enable the fulfilment of learning outcomes underpinning modules in BA3 and BA4. The indicative syllabus associated with each component will inform and aid the development of a broad skillset and encourage a spirit of curiosity and a desire to learn among students.   

The individual module components are:

  • Cultural Theory, An Introduction
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Research Methods, Academic Writing and Pedagogy, An Introduction  

Module Code

MUSG 2010

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Research methods in Higher Education, including research families, approaches and techniques


Working in an effective peer learning group / Action Learning Set


Goal setting (outputs and outcomes); creating an informed development plan


Aesthetics and the philosophy of music


Postmodernism in pop and rock music


Critical Writing skills and articulation


Teaching and learning is delivered via lectures, Q&A, audio material and video material, internet resources, discussions and debates, in class presentations, small group discussions, coursework, in class exercises, e-learning facilitated by the BIMM VLE and independent study and research.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100