Performance and Production Project - CMAT3030

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Richard Perks checkmark-circle


In this module students will be guided to create, produce and perform an original, collaborative musical work which will be presented in the summer term. Group projects between three to five students will be considered. Each student will negotiate their role within the group, aided by a supervising tutor, and students will be required to document their working processes throughout the project. Initial workshops will discuss collaborative methods and provide an analysis of case studies. Later workshops will be used to try out and test ideas, with feedback from both the lecturer and other student groups.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 22
Private Study Hours:128
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main Assessment Methods:

Collaborative Performance (8 minutes) – 60%
Commentary (1,000 words) – 40%

Reassessment Methods
- Like-for-like

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Cox, C. (ed.) (2016). Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. London: Bloomsbury.
Littleton, K. and Miell, D. (2004). Collaborative Creativity. London: Free Association Press.
Sawyer, R. (2003). Group Creativity: Music, Theatre, Collaboration. New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Steiner, V. (2006). Creative Collaboration. Oxford: OUP.
Wilkins, M. L. (2006). Creative Music Composition. New York: Routledge.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of various models of collaborative and group work;
2. Display sensitivity to the musical tastes of others, engaging in discussion in order to develop peer-to-peer learning and to find compromises and solutions;
3. Develop a performance event from conception to realisation that draws together the creative skills of the group members.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Be self-critical of work in progress, responding to the critical insights of others and investigating and assessing alternative methods and techniques;
2. Prioritise tasks and work efficiently on a project over a period of time;
3. Work effectively as part of a group, utilising interpersonal skills of communication, planning and evaluative interaction.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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