Advanced Performance (W3068)

30 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module represents the opportunity, in the final year of your degree, to develop and publicly present your performance skills at an advanced level, preparing you for future auditions, gigs, and life as a professional musician. Whether you are planning to work in musical theatre, rock or pop performance, as a jazz musician or classical soloist, a live electronic artist or with experimental hybrid instruments, this module will help you to develop your own style and skills and present them to the public.  

Group workshops explore a variety of performance-related topics including authenticity, performance psychology, programming and the concert ritual, in addition to individual tutorial support and sustained feedback on your work. In this module, you prepare for two assessments: i) a presentation outlining details of and rationales behind your chosen repertoire, along with some performed examples; ii) an end-of- year recital (30 minutes).


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Written assessment (Project)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 12 hours of contact time and about 288 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: