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MUSI270 David Bowie

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A critical examination of the popular music figure, David Bowie, that encompasses music, gender studies, film and media studies, theatre, and fashion.

Paper title David Bowie
Paper code MUSI270
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,692.00

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Prerequisite
18 100-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-21
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-21

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-21

A critical examination of the popular music figure, David Bowie, that encompasses music, gender studies, film and media studies, theatre, and fashion.

This multidisciplinary paper on David Bowie's career will be taught by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Dr Ian Chapman. MUSI 270 will focus on of one of the most important figures in the history of popular music from the perspectives of music, gender studies, film and media studies, theatre, performing arts, and fashion. Throughout the paper, every decade of Bowie's music, image and performance style will be discussed and analysed, with Dr Chapman going in-depth on Bowie’s music, lyrics, album covers, and stage performances and more.

Paper title David Bowie
Paper code MUSI270
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 100-level points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility

You need to have completed a first-year paper to do this paper and have the ability to write an essay. Ability to read music is not required.

Contact

spa@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Ian Chapman

Teaching Arrangements

Teaching consists of a mix of lectures, seminars and viewings. There is no final examination for this paper.

Textbooks

There are no essential textbooks required for this paper.

Course outline

Contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the most recent course outline.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • By the end of this paper, students will demonstrate an ability to analsyse and discuss how and why David Bowie has made such an impact upon popular culture
  • Studying Bowie to any depth requires methodological flexibility, and through this broad approach students will acquire and develop critical thinking skills across discipines
  • Particularly during the preparation of the major essay, students will further develop their research skills when locating and identifying information appropriate to their task

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Timetable

Not offered in 2022

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard