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MUSC8020 - Core Instrumental Studies 8

Title:Core Instrumental Studies 8
Long Title:Core Instrumental Studies 8
Module Code:MUSC8020
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Next Review Date: June 2021
Module Coordinator: AIVEEN KEARNEY
Module Author: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module provides advanced individual instruction appropriate to the learner's ability, combining the necessary skills towards convincing and accomplished performance.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Formulate and realise a suitable programme demonstrating a diversity of technical and musical skills
LO2 Employ technical proficiency and effortless co-ordination in performance
LO3 Display an understanding of an expressive colour palette necessary for the interpretation of a sensitive musical line
LO4 Show controlled discipline in carefully playing a Quick study/Orchestral excerpt(s) as appropriate for his/her instrument
LO5 Demonstrate versatility and confidence in delivering an unprepared piece at sight
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Core Instrumental Studies 7, or equivalent
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
A programme of applied advanced technical and musical skills
A programme of complex instrumental/vocal skills, displaying diverse facets of performance, stage protocol and communication skills. It consists of advanced Instrumental/Vocal studies, etudes or caprices, Quick study/Orchestral excerpts, advanced Sight-Reading, Solo/Accompanied repertory extending the range of composers/styles
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Presentation of appropriate repertory 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Sem End
Other Continuous Assessment 1,2,3,5 40.0 Every Second Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Individual instruction 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Tutorial Coach accompaniment and rehearsals 0.5 Every Second Week 0.25
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental practice 6.25 Every Week 6.25
Total Hours 7.25
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.75
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cork School of Music, Repertory Guidelines for Performance Studies
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Group Elective 2
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 2 Group Elective 2
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 2 Group Elective 2

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