Course Description

Course Name

Performance Studies

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Tuition to develop performance skills in a solo instrument or voice, a second instrument or voice, or an approved popular music or World Music Option (either Gamelan, Taiko, Taonga p?oro or Scottish piping or drumming). Solo study students will develop skills for possible entry to MUSI141 or MUSI240.

This 18-point course caters for students wishing to develop their performance skills. It can be taken in one of the following ways:

-As a preliminary performance paper that can either lead into a higher-level 18-point MUSI course (ie MUSI 240) or a 36-point MUSI course (ie MUSI 141)
-As a course for the one-semester exchange student
-As a second-instrument study for existing performance students
-As a course in an approved World Music option

Therefore, there are two main areas:
1)Solo Instrumental: Admission to the Performance Studies paper in a solo instrument is by audition. The paper provides tuition to develop the candidate's potential in a semester or whole-year course
2)World Music Option: Students will learn to play traditional and contemporary music in an approved World Music Option (Gamelan, Taiko or Scottish piping or drumming). Gamelan and Taiko are ideal for students with no prior knowledge of these styles of music. An audition is not required for Gamelan or Taiko

Text books are not required for this paper.

Learning Outcomes
-By the end of the paper, having been guided through a course of technical and musical study especially designed to meet your individual needs, you should have an appropriate command of your instrument/voice and will be more capable of achieving expressive musical results
-You will also have an enhanced understanding of the repertoire for your instrument or voice

*Course content subject to change