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MU1004   Making Music 1

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm Tutorials: Tue, Thu and Fri

This module is designed for accomplished instrumentalists and vocalists who wish to develop their practical music making at university. The module offers students a broad grounding in the differing ways in which musicians can be free and creative agents, and enables students to better understand how their personal practise can contribute towards musical growth and technical development in the short and long term. Students play or sing each week in a performance class to prepare for a final solo performance (which can be in any style or genre), have the chance to compose for or perform in an ensemble, and also receive weekly seminars on subjects ranging from the philosophy of musical interpretation to coping with performance anxiety.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students should have a grade 8 performance certificate or take an audition with the module co-ordinator

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 tutorials

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 167

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Refective Diary = 10%, Performance Classes = 10%, Solo Performance = 40%, Ensemble = 30%, Improvisation task = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 67%
Coursework: 33%

Re-assessment: Extended programme note = 50%, Solo performance = 40%, Improvisation task = 10%


Module coordinator: Mr B Williams
Module teaching staff: Team taught
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