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MUSC8052 - Performance Development 3

Title:Performance Development 3
Long Title:Performance Development 3
Module Code:MUSC8052
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 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module is a self-devised performance skill programme within an area of special individual interest, centred on decision-making and the setting of high performance objectives
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Show responsibility for own learning and progression towards becoming musically independent
LO2 Show ability to set goals to consolidate specific technical expertise
LO3 Reflect critically and constructively on his/her own standards in performance
LO4 Utilise an appropriately high level of technical proficiency
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Will normally follow on from Performance Development 2
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.

A IIii in Core Instrumental Studies 6, or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Independent learning and effective practice
Key approaches to consolidate productive instrumental practice and independent learning
Critical self analysis and confidence building
Using tools, including audio-visual recording, for analysing strengths and weaknesses and devising strategies for improvement
Setting objectives of highest standards
Targets for each stage of preparation of a performance project
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Diary of activities with audio/visual support 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
Other Initial Progress Assessment 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Other Second Progress Assessment 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 12
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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Individual instrumental practice and research 6.5 Every Week 6.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Books, Journals, List of specific reading material will be provided by the lecturer
  • CDs, List of specific listening material will be provided by the lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Green, Barry 2003, The Mastery of Music: Ten Keys to Musical Excellence, Pan Books [ISBN: 10: 1405000090: ISBN-13: 978-1405000093]
  • Gordon, Stewart 2005, Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians, Oxford University Press USA [ISBN: 10: 0195177436; ISBN-13: 978-0195177435]
  • Kaplan, Burton 2004, Practicing for Artistic Success: The Musician's Guide to Self-Empowerment, Perception Development Techniques [ISBN: 10: 0918316057; ISBN-13: 978-0918316059]
  • Williamon, Aaron 2004, Musical Excellence: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 10: 0198525354; ISBN-13: 978-0198525356]
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) 7 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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