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MUSC8053 - Performance Development 4

Title:Performance Development 4
Long Title:Performance Development 4
Module Code:MUSC8053
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 co-ordinates a variety of cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in a specific area of performance. A self-devised programme, articulating a range of combined skills and informed research
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and deliver a convincing programme of study based on performance experience previously gained
LO2 Demonstrate applied skills of independent practice in an area of personal musical interest
LO3 Exhibit awareness of the variety of career opportunities for an instrumentalist and the need for advanced planning
LO4 Respond technically, musically and emotionally to the challenges of performance
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).

Independent Music Project
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.

IIii in Core Instrumental Studies 7, or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Independent expert practice
Effective and efficient self-directed study/practice skills
Combined skills and knowledgeable research
Using concepts and skills previously learned, including audio-visual recording skills, in a variety of contexts to analyse professional experience
The music marketplace and how it functions
Career opportunities and information for music practitioners. How the marketplace operates. Audition techniques, interview and production of promotional material
Continuous professional development
Access relevant materials and expertise
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Portfolio of promotional written, audio and visual materials   40.0 Sem End
Other Initial Progress Assessment   20.0 Week 7
Other Second Progress Assessment   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
  • Crouch, Tanja 2008, 100 Careers in the Music Business, 2nd Ed., Barron's Educational Series [ISBN: 978-076413914]
  • Greene, Don 2001, Audition Success, Theatre Arts Book [ISBN: 10: 0878301216; ISBN-13: 978-0878301218]
  • Myles, Angela 2005, Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music, Oxford University Press USA [ISBN: 10: 019516914X; ISBN-13: 978-0195169140]
  • Weissman, Dick 2003, The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense, Revised Edition Ed., Random House [ISBN: 10: 0517887843; ISBN-13: 978-0517887844]
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 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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