2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
Explores the fundamental elements involved in the historical development of contemporary music styles and introduces foundation concepts of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. This unit will develop the student's ability to identify key musical and cultural features of different musical genres.
Modes of listening to music
Fundamentals of music cognition
Terminology of music analysis
Basic principles of Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Historical musical contexts
Selected case studies of Contemporary Music Styles
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the historical development of popular music and the interrelationships between musical styles, technology and the music industry||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||utilise specific techniques employed in the analysis of contemporary music||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||describe and aurally identify prominent stylistic features of a range of popular music genres||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||engage in effective independent popular music research||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||discuss, through academically written argument, musical analyses of stylistically representative repertoire and related literature.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))|
|Take home test||25%|
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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