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BCA801M Artistic Expression and Practice 2 - Music

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

In this course the students work towards developing own art practices and expressing themselves artistically and publicly. This happens through experiments, rehearsals, and performance of own art practices in a chosen medium and with a self-designed ensemble, and through participating and contributing to other student’s ensembles and school choir, and by getting introduces to artistic research. The students will develop their versatility and understanding of the music field through learning recording theory and procedures in a music studio, using music recording equipment creatively, arranging and producing own concerts, developing as a singer, developing aural skills and sight reading skills, and through developing ability to use agreed music theory terminology,  

Academic content: 

  • Main instrument 
  • Develop/innovate own art practices  
  • Introduction to artistic research 
  • Design your ensemble 
  • Performativity 
  • Music recording studio work 
  • Practical concert production 
  • Choir  
  • Aural training, music theory 

Students must have smart phone or equipment for video and photo captivation at their disposal for documentation purposes. 

Institutional rules regulate whether extra transport costs regarding public concerts are at the student’s expense or are covered by institution. 

Learning Outcome


The student:  

  • Has knowledge of rehearsal methods and repertoire 
  • Has knowledge of how to develop own art practices 
  • Has knowledge of relevant topics and practices in research and innovation and in artistic research 
  • Has knowledge of music theory 
  • Has knowledge of recording studio work 


The student:  

  • Can communicate musically and express musical intentions in a chosen medium in rehearsals and public performances 
  • Displays technical skill and understanding of style/genre 
  • Can incorporate aural skills as an improvement tool in practical music activities 
  • Can develop/innovate art practice(s) 
  • Can use a spectre of approaches and ways of working and lead art activities in ensembles in ways that invite participation 
  • Can use recording technology and digital tools to enhance art activities and expression 
  • Can use the voice in diverse ways in choir activities  
  • Can recognize, sight read and transcribe music with some rhythmic and melodic complexity and use agreed music terminology and traditional notation for this  

General competence 

The student:  

  • Can plan and deliver different public performances 
  • Can reflect critically on his/her own work 
  • Can stage own innovation processes and art innovations publicly 
  • Can discuss research and development arts activities and communicate aspects thereof 

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

BCA101, BCA201M, BCA301M, BCA401M

Teaching methods

Lectures, workshops with practical project work - both individual and in groups, self-guided use of online resources, supervised group and solo rehearsals, literature studies, discussions, some online activities. 

Compulsory learning activities

  • Active participation is expected and compulsory attendance is a requirement for parts of this course, which parts this is will be presented in the plan for each semester. 
  • Assignments mentioned in the semester plan (made available at semester start) 


Practical examination. 

Grading scale: A - F.

Examination support material

All printed, written, audio and audio-visual support material allowed.

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