Writing about Music

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing about Music

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA)

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module is designed to acquaint students with different writing styles about music, addressing specialists as well as a general, non-academic audience. It will focus on text types inlcuding CD liner notes, concert review, album review book review. In class, students will analyse the structures and styles of these genres before setting out to write articles themselves. Two weeks will be allocated to studying each type of text, with the first week dedicated to analysing model examples, and the second week focusing on discussing students' draft texts.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.