Unit description

Provides technical instruction in introductory practical aspects of contemporary music performance on a range of instruments (guitar, bass, drumkit or keyboards) and vocals. In addition to weekly instrument specific group lessons, students will engage in a cooperative learning approach, participating in ensembles geared towards students' own creative and/or performance goals.

Unit content

  • Technique and technical routines of an instrument (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, or drums) or in singing
  • Performance and/or composition and production practice in contemporary styles
  • Ensemble skills
  • OHS issues in relation to rehearsal, live performance and/or recording
  • Critiquing, self reflection, evaluation, and improvement strategies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Practical session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Reflective writing20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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