For the Love of Music

Ref: C3126073

This course will help learners gain knowledge about different music genres and give them the opportunity to explore why they like/dislike the music that they do. We will look at stereotypes that are identified with certain music genres and review why this is and challenge them accordingly.

Course aim

To introduce learners to a variety of music genres and to explore the differences between them and the influences music can have. To review and explore how Music can make us feel and how it can impact our wellbeing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise and be able to identify a variety of music genres.
  • Identify music genres that I like/dislike and why this is.
  • Identify and challenge stereotypes identified with certain music genres.
  • Review how makes me feel and how it can influence my wellbeing.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

For the Love of Music Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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