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BCA301M Into Music

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

The course provides - through practical and creative processes - a foundation for leadingmusic activities in a community, involving singing with chord instrument accompaniment.That implies training vocal abilities, playing a chord instrument, aural training and connecting these skills into leading and accompanying singing activities. Parallel to this, technique and performance on main instrument (can be vocal) is developed as well as skills for performing in an ensemble. This leads to building students' overall musical knowledge and skills. The resources in the class form the basis for the further musical activities, as well as for the development of and reflection on students' own arts practices. 


Academic content: 

  • Vocal activities and methodologies 
  • Instrumental (chord instrument) and vocal tutoring individually and in groups  
  • Main instrument lessons 
  • Understanding, recognition and terminology of music’s building blocks 
  • Rehearsing methodology 
  • Performance in ensembles

Learning Outcome


The student:  

  • Has knowledge of musical youth culture, media and technology and can relate this toteaching / facilitating music  
  • Has knowledge of teaching music and facilitating music activities in a creative, supportive and community-building way 
  • Has knowledge of terminology that enables understanding, analysis and notation of music 
  • Has knowledge of singing as activity and repertory for music activities for children and youth  
  • Has knowledge of the voice and different instruments for music activities for children and youth 


The student:  

  • Can sing and use the voice in diverse ways  
  • Can lead singing activities and accompaniment in a supportive way on a chord instrument 
  • Can develop aural skills and use these to improve quality when rehearsing, performing and leading activities 
  • Can display technical skills on a chord instrument 
  • Can display technical skills on main instrument (can be vocal) 
  • Can use vocal or musical instrument to perform music individually and in groups 
  • Can collaborate and adapt situated music activities musically and socially 


General competence 

The student:  

  • Can communicate with peers and professionals using music terminology 
  • Can connect practical skills and general knowledge and use this as a vehicle forimprovement of musical quality  
  • Can reflect on context, didactical parameters, and decision making related to leadership and facilitator challenges in music activities  
  • Has insight in the roles and affordances of music as identity, music as communication media, music as expression of culture, and music in a diverse society

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge


Teaching methods

Practical and methodological music activities in class, in groups, and individually, lectures, workshops, seminars, some online activities 

Compulsory learning activities

Active participation is expected, and compulsory attendance is a requirement for parts of this course. Which parts this is will be presented in the semester plan. 

 Assignments mentioned in the semester plan (made available at semester start). 


Practical examination.

Grading scale: Passed / not passed.

Examination support material

All printed, written support material allowed.

More about examination support material