Improvisation and Composition

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Improvisation and Composition

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Dance, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This module will introduce students to creative processes, using improvisational and compositional exercises. Students will investigate the use of movement, instrumental and vocal concepts as motives for creative practice.

    Students taking this module will engage a number of different improvisatory and compositional practices from western and `world music and dance traditions as well as their own genres. They will understand these practices in context but also engage them in the context of their own performance practices. Students will develop performances that will be produced from an engagement and development of these practices in a meaningful and creative manner. Students will be provided with written feedback according to BA Irish Music and Dance policy

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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.