Individual Performance Studies 6

Subject MUSI30228 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 40 hrs per Semester (10hrs Individual tutorials/18hrs Improvisation Materials tutorials/12hrs Concert Class)
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA & MCM Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject examines the skills individual performers require in the development of a range of repertoire and technical studies appropriate to the specialist area, which lead to individual presentations in formal recital environments. The subject includes individual lessons with expert practitioners, as well as group classes, which focus on the art of improvisation and developing the ability to compose and perform in real time.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this subject students will:

• have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline;

• have reach a high level of achievement in creative artistic practice, problem solving and communication;

• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning; have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.


Solo improvisation 1 Duration 5 minutes. Week 6 15%

Solo improvisation 2 Duration 5 minutes. Week 12 15%

Recital presentation. Duration 50 mins. Week 14 70%

Hurdle requirements

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will:

• have developed the ability to connect research, repertoire and performance, and have developed creative skills of interpretation across a wide spectrum of music;

• have developed the ability to be cognisant of and sympathetic to a broad range of musics and associated performance skills;

• have developed the ability to work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments;

• have developed an appreciation of the creation of music from a non-style based perspective;

• have developed an understanding of the connection between the idea of 'real-time' composition and the deeper concepts of 'flow' and 'play';

• have developed necessary skills to combat performance anxiety and other elements which hinder the successful performance of music;

• have developed an appreciation and understanding of the individualistic nature of performance.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)

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