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Undergraduate Course: Performance 3 (MUSI10086)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course enables students to develop and demonstrate expertise in their chosen performance specialism and prepare a recital programme of 20 minutes' duration. Students will engage critically with aspects specific to their instrument or voice and performance-related aspects of their chosen programme. In addition to furthering their critical and presentation skills in seminars under the course organiser's guidance, students hone their performance skills in 1:1 lessons with external specialist instrumental or vocal tutors.
Course description In Performance 3, students will develop and demonstrate expertise in multiple aspects of their chosen performance specialism, including technical skill, interpretation, presentation, knowledge of performance practices and repertoire, rooted in a research-led, critically informed approach to musical practice. Based on evaluation of their technical skills as well as reflection on their artistic aims and the communicative potential of their repertoire, they will curate a recital programme of 20 minutes' duration that makes strategic use of their individual skill sets and appeals to their target audience.

Students will attend fortnightly seminars in which they will have the opportunity to present their practice (which can take the form of recorded or live performances or presentations) for feedback and discuss performance-related matters with their peers and the course organiser. The course-based tuition bursary enables students to take individual instrumental or vocal lessons from external experts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Performance 2 (MUSI08074)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Performance 3 is only available to single honours Music students on the BMus and BSc Acoustics and Music Technology degrees in year 3.
Additional Costs The University helps to meet instrumental tuition fees for Year 3 BMus Music students by reimbursing a set sum. Costs of lessons in excess of this sum have to be paid by the student. Travelling costs to/from lessons and instrument maintenance costs may also be incurred.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  24
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 23, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 50 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Essay on performance issues relevant to the student's projected recital (2,000-2,250 words): 30%
2. Programme Booklet or Press Release: 10%
3. Performance Exam (18-22 min): 60%

In addition to the above components, students must submit their programme (list of pieces only) by the end of semester 1, week 11. This is not marked but failure to submit it, will result in a 5% penalty on the Programme Booklet or Press Release.
Feedback Students receive verbal and/or written formative feedback on an ongoing basis from the course organiser, their instrumental/vocal tutors, their peers and, if applicable, the staff pianist.

Summative feedback on all summative assessments is provided in line with University guidelines.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate expertise in their performance specialism.
  2. communicate their interpretation of their chosen repertoire to the audience.
  3. engage critically with their musical practice.
  4. evaluate feedback on their performance and act on it in an informed manner.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Performance 3 will help the students to develop towards the following graduate attributes:

Skills and abilities in research and enquiry
- identify the key elements of a problem and locate and bring together the information and practical techniques necessary to address it;
- research and develop a critical argument using a variety of written and audio materials;
- use information from a variety of sources, including books, music scores, periodicals, technical manuals and online resources;
- consider and investigate the cultural and social contexts of creative practice;
- understand how creative practice can be informed by critical and research-led enquiry, and how research and enquiry can be informed by creative practice

Skills and abilities in personal and intellectual autonomy
- plan, implement and document a creative project;
- conceive an artistic project, in terms of its processes and outcomes;
- conceptualise and apply concepts to written and practical work;
- work in an autonomous, self-directed manner, developing the practices of reflection and life-long learning;
- develop an awareness of the nature of innovation, creativity and originality;
- respond positively and creatively to criticism and feedback, while maintaining confidence in their own abilities;

Skills and abilities in communication
- communicate effectively with other people, using audible and written means;
- select the appropriate means and style of communication, in order to put ideas across effectively to specialist and non-specialist communities;
- plan, implement and document a creative project, in collaboration with others from the same or different disciplines.
- present creative work in a manner which is appropriate and engaging.

Skills and abilities in personal effectiveness
-understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals within a group project;
- manage time, and work effectively and realistically to schedules and deadlines;
- develop an awareness of personal strengths and areas for development; examine assumptions critically in the light of evidence.
Course organiserDr Richard Craig
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Course secretaryMrs Carrie Parker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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