Music BMus

Performance One MUSIC1005

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • 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

Short Description

This course helps students' skills in planning and executing public performances through individual work with a vocal or instrumental teacher in the student's chosen specialism, and through the preparation of a group performance, including aspects of stagecraft and presentation


Practical Classes and Workshops 12 hours over 20 weeks

At least 8 x 1 hour demonstration sessions (e.g Thursday lunchtime concerts)

2 x 1 Hour lecture over 20 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

2 x 1 hour tutorial over 20 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus

6 hours of coaching

Excluded Courses





Group Performance (15 minutes) Individual Mark - 60% and Group Mark - 20%

Reflective Diary (700 words) - 20%

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:


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

■ engage students with the preparation and management of public performances.

■ foster in students critical listening skills allowing them to evaluate their own performances and those of their peers

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.