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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides an overview of the career opportunities and challenges existing for musicians in the current industry landscape. Students participate in weekly workshops, building foundational knowledge in relation to career patterns, relevant business and legal frameworks, and the impact of technology on music promotion and distribution.

Unit content

Music industry overview.

Developing portfolio careers in music.

Introduction to key concepts relating to copyright law, music/multimedia product publishing and live music performance.

Current trends in digital distribution and online marketing of music/multimedia content.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding of online music cultures and media technologies relevant to the online music industry Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2Demonstrate an understanding of the business and legal framework of the music industry Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3Demonstrate an understanding of career patterns and work roles within the music industryEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of online music cultures and media technologies relevant to the online music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the business and legal framework of the music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of career patterns and work roles within the music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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