Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Performance One MUSIC1005

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to develop students' skills in planning and executing public performances.


Individual lessons, normally 10 hours total over 20 weeks, at times to be arranged between students and teacher; attendance at at least 10 weekly lunchtime concerts (1.10pm); 10 workshop / masterclasses (3pm) on Thursdays as scheduled in MyCampus; 10 supervised rehearsals (3pm) on Thursdays over 20 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

First year of a B.Mus, or entry by audition for B.Eng.M.Eng students

Excluded Courses





Recital Programme and Commentary - 20% (800 words)

Recital - 80%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The course aims to:


■ perform repertoire commensurate with the student's level and range of musicianship.

■ engage with the preparation and management of public performances.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Identify and select repertoire suited to the student's instrument/s or voice.

■ Realise the chosen works effectively.

■ Evaluate performances by listening and responding critically to their own and those of their peers.

■ Take part in the planning and rehearsing of collaborative musical ensembles.

■ Identify and deploy basic aspects of stagecraft in performing.

■ Identify and deploy administration and management skills appropriate for the repertoire and performance context.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.