School for Performing Arts

School for Performing Arts

The list of study-units is updated for Academic Year 2021/22 except where indicated by asterisk (*).


General study-units

Collective Performance
5
Year
Collective Performance
5
Year
Interdisciplinary Theories of Performance
5
Semester 1
Performance and Philosophy
4
Semester 1
Musical Theatre: Histories and Training
4
Semester 1
Musical Theatre: Performance
4
Semester 2
Collective Performance
5
Year

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Dance Studies

Dance Techniques Lab 3
5
Semester 1
Dance Techniques Lab 4
5
Semester 2
Dance and Performance Theory
5
Semester 2
Dance Theatre
4
Semester 1
Choreography: Modernism and Postmodernism
4
Semester 2
Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance-Making
6
Semester 1
Dance Education
4
Semester 1
Dance in the Community
4
Semester 2
Movement Analysis: Theory and Practice
2
Semester 1
Dance Criticism
2
Semester 2
Professional Practice and Performance
15
Semester 2

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Music Studies

Applied: Brass
4
Year
Applied: Voice
4
Year
Collective Performance
6
Year
History of Jazz
4
Semester 2
Basic Music Technology
4
Semester 1
Vocal Ensemble 2
2
Semester 2
History of Music: Classical Period to Twenty-first Century
6
Semester 2
World Music Theories
6
Semester 1
Music and Creativity in Cyberspace
4
Semester 2
Fundamentals of Music 1
6
Year
Essential Elements of Piano Technique
6
Year
The Spiritual in Music (1100-1900): Selected Themes
2
Semester 1
History of Music: Classical Antiquity to Baroque
6
Semester 1
Applied: Project in Music 1
4
Year
Applied: Violin
4
Year
Applied: Woodwind
4
Year
Basic Keyboard Proficiency
6
Year
Practical Harmony 1
6
Semester 2
Vocal Training
2
Semester 1
Research, Writing and Presentation Techniques in Music
4
Semester 2
Ethnomusicology
4
Semester 2
Ensemble Techniques 1
4
Semester 2
Composing for Dance
4
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Music 2
6
Year
Oral Music Traditions of the Mediterranean
4
Semester 2
Music and Spirituality in Contemporary Music
2
Semester 2
Vocal Ensemble 3
2
Semester 1
Areas of Study in Musicology and Ethnomusicology
4
Semester 2
Eighteenth-Century Maltese Music
4
Semester 1
Vocal Ensemble 4
2
Semester 2
Introduction to Composition
4
Semester 1
Practical Harmony 2
6
Semester 1
Placement
4
Semester 1
Approaches to Musical Analysis
4
Semester 2
Contemporary Composition in Practice
4
Semester 2
Performance 1: Violin
4
Semester 1
Performance 1: Woodwind
4
Semester 1
Performance 1: Brass
4
Semester 1
Performance 1: Voice
4
Semester 1
Performance 1: Percussion
4
Semester 1
Performance 1: Piano
4
Semester 1
Basic Conducting
2
Semester 1
Performance 2: Violin
4
Semester 2
Performance 2: Flute
4
Semester 2
Performance 2: Brass
4
Semester 2
Performance 2: Voice
4
Semester 2
Performance 2: Percussion
4
Semester 2
Performance 2: Piano
4
Semester 2
Music Aesthetics
4
Semester 1
Orchestration Techniques 2
4
Semester 2
Introduction to Editorial Techniques
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Brass
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Voice
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Violin
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Woodwind
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Percussion
4
Semester 2
Repertoire Studies: Piano
4
Semester 2
Orchestral Playing 1
4
Semester 1
Orchestration Techniques 1
5
Semester 1
Applied Project in Music 2
4
Year
Music Technology in Composition
6
Semester 2
Nineteenth-Century Maltese Music
6
Semester 2
Dissertation - Composition
12
Year
Dissertation - Performance
12
Year
Dissertation - Musicology and Ethnomusicology
12
Year
Ensemble Techniques 2
4
Semester 2
Performance 3: Violin
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Woodwind
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Flute
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Brass
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Voice
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Percussion
4
Semester 1
Practice as Research in Music
4
Semester 1
Jazz Improvisation 2
4
Semester 1
Performance 3: Piano
4
Semester 1
Music in Community
4
Semester 1
Composing for Voice
6
Semester 2
Music for the Media
4
Semester 1
Music and Meaning
6
Semester 2
Twentieth-century Music: Styles, Trends, and Techniques
6
Semester 1
Opera in the Classical and Romantic Eras
6
Semester 1
Acousmatic Music Composition
4
Semester 1
Maltese Popular Music
4
Semester 1
Vocal Ensemble 5
2
Semester 1
Performance 4: Violin
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Woodwind
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Flute
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Percussion
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Voice
6
Semester 2
History of Musical Performance
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Piano
6
Semester 2
Performance 4: Brass
6
Semester 2
Avant-Garde Music
6
Semester 2
Vocal Ensemble 6
2
Semester 2
Orchestral Playing 2
4
Semester 1
Applied Project in Music 3
4
Year

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Theatre Studies

Histories of Theatre 1
6
Semester 1
Histories of Theatre 2
6
Semester 2
Performance Skills 1: Training
5
Semester 1
Performance Skills 2: Festival
5
Semester 2
Studying Performance
4
Semester 1
Studies in Theatre and Performance Practices
6
Semester 2
Development of Theatre Texts 1
5
Semester 1
Development of Theatre Texts 2
5
Semester 2
Theories of Performance: Critical Perspectives
5
Semester 2
Performance 1: Laboratory
6
Semester 1
Performance 2: Production
4
Semester 2
Applied Performance 1: Skills
4
Semester 1
Arts and Cultural Management 1: Theories and Perspectives
6
Semester 2
Popular Performance
5
Semester 2
Theatre and Performance in Malta
5
Semester 2
Modern Theatre and Performance
5
Semester 1
Contemporary Theatre and Performance
5
Semester 1
Arts and Cultural Management 2: Placement
6
Year
Musicality in Theatre and Performance
6
Semester 1
World and Intercultural Performance
6
Semester 2
Shakespeare in Performance
6
Semester 1
Tradition and Transmission in Performance
6
Semester 1
Practice Research
6
Semester 2

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Last Updated: 21 July 2021

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The availability of study-units is subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
The language of instruction at the University of Malta is English (where applicable, that is except for students following study-units in foreign languages), and students are expected to be fluent in the English language which will enable them to successfully complete their Erasmus+ Mobility.

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