PRiSM (Practical Instrumentation, Scoring and Musicianship) MUSIC1022
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
PRiSM introduces and solidifies core practical skills in creative musicianship for pre-honours students. The course equips students in their pre-honours years to pursue a wide range of practical, creative, and scholarly music study as honours students. This includes group performance, orchestration and arranging, basic digital creative skills, utilising notation software and digital audio workstations.
1 x 1hr lecture, 1 x 1hr practical workshop per week over 15 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus. 3 x 20 minute tutorial over 15 weeks.
This course runs for a full year, with 30 total contact hours therefore not all teaching weeks have scheduled classes.
Requirements of Entry
Piano reduction of large ensemble score, 2-3 minutes (25%)
Orchestration of piano score, 2-3 minutes (25%)
Portfolio: Performance and recording, 3 minutes, with accompanying critical reflection, 750 words (50%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course aims to:
■ provide practical musicianship skills for pre-honours students relevant to later study at honours level;
■ introduce repertoire and practices of music scoring and notation in a variety of instrumental and choral contexts;
■ introduce creative approaches to orchestration, arrangement and composition;
■ build confidence in group music performance;
■ provide routine digital audio and digital music skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ utilise basic creative skills to compose, orchestrate and arrange music in a variety of instrumental and choral contexts;
■ rehearse, conduct, and perform collaboratively in an ensemble of their peers;
■ apply digital audio technologies in a practical music-making setting;
■ reflect on and critically appraise their own work;
■ approach practical music study with independence, confidence and adaptability.
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.