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MUSC8050 - Performance Development 1

Title:Performance Development 1
Long Title:Performance Development 1
Module Code:MUSC8050
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Author: JOAN SCANNELL
Module Description: This module is a personalised study of practice and skill development through an individual programme focussed on expanding self-awareness in relation to a specific performance area and medium.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify a suitable instrumental project and design a plan for its development
LO2 Set objectives and employ efficient practice routine to improve technical competence on the instrument
LO3 Manage time and prioritise tasks through critical self-evaluation of progress against project objectives, using appropriate recording technology
LO4 Draw on and develop specific playing qualities and skills required for the chosen area 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).

12637 MUSC8050 Performance Development 1
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 3 & 4, or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Developing Performer
A self-assessment of the learner and her/his abilities through observation of practice/performances captured through appropriate recording technology
Specific Performance Area
The awareness of current practice in the chosen area with recommended reading and listening lists
Practice and programme planning
Goal setting and time management of preparation and practice
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
Practical/Skills Evaluation Final progress evaluation 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Initial progress evaluation 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 7
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, preparation and reflection 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 appropriate reading material will be provided by Lecturer
  • CDs, List of appropriate listening material will be provided by Lecturer
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Conable, Barbara and Conable Benjamin 2000, What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body, Andover Pr [ISBN: 10: 096225956X; ISBN-13: 978-0962259562]
  • Judy, Stephanie 1990, Making Music for the Joy Of It, Tarcher [ISBN: 10: 0874775930; ISBN-13: 978-0874775938]
  • Schneiderman, Barbara 1991, Confident Music Performance: The Art of Preparing, MMB Music [ISBN: 10: 0918812704; ISBN-13: 978-0918812704]
  • Westney, William 2006, The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self, Amadeus Press [ISBN: 10: 1574671456; ISBN-13: 978-1574671452]
  • Thompson, Sue and Neil Thompson 2008, The Critically Reflective Practitioner, Any Ed., Palgrave macmillan Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS UK [ISBN: 10:0230573185]
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) 5 Elective
CR_GMUTE_9 Master of Arts in Music and Technology 1 Group Elective 2
CR_GMUST_9 Master of Science in Music and Technology 1 Group Elective 2

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