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Unit description

Builds on the foundational level skills and knowledge established in Creative Music Practice I in relation to collaborative music-making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with small and large ensembles and participate in workshops and lectures. Students will participate in a project ensemble geared towards their own creative and/or performance goals.

Unit content

  • Ensemble rehearsals and performance practice in two ensembles; one repertoire focused and the other a collaborative creative project.
  • Introduction to collaborative music-making processes
  • Foundational songwriting/composition and arrangement techniques
  • Introduction to lyric writing
  • WHS 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

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Practical session 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Lecture on-site 1 hour/weekly
Practical session 2 hours/weekly
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((Week 1 only))
Composition and arrangement task30%
Reflective writing15%
Performance or Presentation40%

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

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Fee information


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