MFD10010 Music, Film and Drama: Making, Doing, Interpreting

Academic Year 2022/2023

Music, film, and theatre constitute three distinctive art forms, and as such they each rely upon (and sometimes break) the conventions specific to their medium. Nevertheless, they also share elements of formal structure, thematic content, and perhaps most importantly, an emphasis on temporality, with the expectation that an audience would experience and understand these art forms in real time. These three art forms also influence, intensify, and transform each other, both in situations where they are directly combined, and more generally through dialogue between texts. In this module, we explore the similarities and differences between these art forms, as well as the ways that they interact, by examining three stages of the artistic process: making, doing, and interpreting. Our study of making focuses on aspects of authorship, form, and content. During the doing unit, we turn to elements of collaboration, temporality, and medium. Finally, we consider interpretation as a way of exploring audience, critical interpretation, and cultural impact.
Students will be provided with a weekly resource pack on Brightspace (UCD's virtual learning environment), which will consist of musical and audiovisual examples, reading materials, and PowerPoint slides.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

In this module, students will learn to recognise and appraise disciplinary-specific approaches to music, film and drama. They will define and discuss processes of making, doing, and interpreting as they apply to each of these three arts. They will understand and employ a strong working vocabulary of the key terms and concepts used to analyse the creative arts. They will begin to critically evaluate and interpret the cultural and artistic impact of specific works of music, film, and drama.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

28

Autonomous Student Learning

50

Lectures

22

Tutorial

2

Total

102

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered through lectures, tutorials, and additional resources on Brightspace. Students will be provided with a weekly resource pack on Brightspace (UCD's virtual learning environment), which will consist of musical and audiovisual examples, reading materials, and PowerPoint slides.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Journal: Learning journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

20

Presentation: Midterm Recorded Group Presentation Week 6 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

40

Essay: End of trimester essay Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Formative feedback on draft texts will help preparing the final version. The final version will receive feedback together with the grade.

Name Role
Ms Rachel Fehily Tutor
Assoc Professor Jaime Jones Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Spring