This chapter explores how an extra-curricular approach to enabling interdisciplinary collaboration at The University of Huddersfield has helped music technology undergraduates to become enterprising. It explains the format of a collaboration hub (referred to as CollabHub), and following a brief overview of the key concepts that informed this initiative it provides examples that begin to illustrate how we can recognise risk taking, creativity and enterprise in this assessment-free setting. The CollabHub presents a continually evolving context for collaborative play, which is starting to build a community of apprenticeship. It is framed by research that has what David Hargreaves described as a social agenda for examining collaborative creativity in music. Looking ahead, this work considers how we may begin recognising and rewarding enterprise in this kind of extra-curricular context. Considering these themes and the broader implications for creative practice within and beyond a HMEI, it raises implications questions that may guide new research on extra-curricular collaborative play and enterprise development in HMEIs.
|Title of host publication||Activating Diverse Musical Creativities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education|
|Editors||Pamela Burnard, Elizabeth Haddon|
|Number of pages||22|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781472589125, 9781472589132|
|ISBN (Print)||9781472589118, 9781350000001|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Department of History, English, Linguistics and Music - Principal Enterprise Fellow
- School of Music, Humanities and Media
- Centre for Music, Culture and Identity - Member
Dobson, E. (2015). Permission to Play: Fostering Enterprise Creativities in Music Technology through Extracurricular Interdisciplinary Collaboration. In P. Burnard, & E. Haddon (Eds.), Activating Diverse Musical Creativities: Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education (pp. 75-96). Bloomsbury Publishing.