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MU2001   Advanced Performance

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: Full Year

Planned timetable: Tutorials 10.00 am every second Tue (normally even-numbered weeks, with adjustment in semester 1 to accommodate the ILW). Other classes to be arranged.

This module caters for students aiming to develop their performing skills to diploma level. Alongside the primary focus of performance, students will have the opportunity to consider relevant music in its historical context. Teaching will include subsidised instrumental/vocal lessons at the University Music Centre (covering thirty minutes' tuition every two weeks) as well as masterclasses with professional musicians.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must gain an average mark of at least 16 from MU1004. In exceptional circumstances, entry could be by audition.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Fortnightly individual 30 minute instrumental lessons (5 each semester); fortnightly 1 hour tutorials (5 each semester) and 12 additional hours of teaching in a variety of formats including masterclasses, professional development topic seminars and practical training in musicianship appropriate to both individual and group requirements, spread over the academic year. Delivery of these 12 hours will be flexible in order to take advantage of opportunities arising through the Music Centre, but will be agreed with students so that it lies sympathetically alongside their other timetabled commitments.

Scheduled learning hours: 27

Guided independent study hours: 173

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Practical Examination (30-minute performance, viva voce and sight-reading) = 80%, Coursework = 20%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 80%
Coursework: 20%

Re-assessment: 1-hour Written Examination = 20%, Practical Examination = 80% (Practical Examination (30-minute recital: 60%, viva voce: 10%, quick study: 10%) = 80%)


Module teaching staff: Team taught