Area of Study
Taught In English
? Grade 8 ABRSM or equivalent
? An ability to read music fluently, identify key signatures and rhythmic notation
and an understanding of the rudiments of functional tonal harmony.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module provides the opportunity to develop musical creativity through the study of
performance. Access is restricted to those who have achieved ABRSM grade 8 on their
instrument or voice or to those who can demonstrate equivalent skills.
Students will receive 12 hours of individual instrumental/vocal lessons supported by 22
hours of lectures and workshops on aspects of performance practice, presentation and
the assessment of performance. The development of strong and robust performing
techniques is a requirement of this route.
Teaching: Lectures, workshops and individual instrumental/vocal lessons
STUDY OPTION 1:
Portfolio of performance work:
? A practice diary indicating full attendance and participation in individual lessons
? A full record of attendance at and contribution to a staff-led performance
? An examination of a range of appropriate technical skills (20%)
? A public performance examination of no more than 10 minutes duration held
towards the end of the academic year (40%)
STUDY OPTION 2 OR STUDY OPTION 3: part of option 1 assessment
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.