MUSS057 Musical Creativity (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

The course introduces students to the different aspects of musical creativity from a research perspective and explores the theoretical background and trends of creativity research. The course gives participants a comprehensive overview of musical creativity by introducing theories and research results, and discusses the relationship between musical creativity and other forms of creative activity, such as science or the arts.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to

- analyze, compare and critically evaluate different theories of creativity, and understand their significance in relation to musical behavior

- examine different musical traditions creative activities, and evaluate the possibilities for researching these phenomena

- compare the specific features of musical creativity in relation to other artistic and scientific creativity

- understand their own musical experiences within the context of theories on creativity

- communicate research topics of the field in Finnish or English.


Additional information

Timing: 1st or 2nd year.

Study materials

- Burnard, P. (2012). Musical creativities in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

- Hargreaves, D., Miell, D. & MacDonald, R. (toim.) (2012). Musical imaginations. Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance, and perception. Oxford: University Press.

- Odena, O. (ed.) (2012). Musical creativity: insights from music education research. Burlington: Ashgate.

- Runco, M. (2014). Creativity. Theories and themes: research, development, and practice. 2. painos. Elsevier.

- Sawyer, R. K., John-Steiner, V., Moran, S., Sternberg, R. J., Feldman, H. D., Nakamura, J. & Chikszentmihalyi, M. (2003). Creativity and development. Oxford: University Press.

Literature

  • Burnard, P. (2012). Musical creativities in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hargreaves, D., Miell, D. & MacDonald, R. (toim.) (2012). Musical imaginations. Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance, and perception. Oxford: University Press.
  • Odena, O. (ed.) (2012). Musical creativity: insights from music education research. Burlington: Ashgate.
  • Runco, M. (2014). Creativity. Theories and themes: research, development, and practice. 2. painos. Elsevier.
  • Sawyer, R. K., John-Steiner, V., Moran, S., Sternberg, R. J., Feldman, H. D., Nakamura, J. & Chikszentmihalyi, M. (2003). Creativity and development. Oxford: University Press.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
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Method 2

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Teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
Finnish

Teaching

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Independent study (5 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
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