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Unit description

Provides group instrumental or vocal tuition building on the skills and knowledge developed in the unit Instrumental Techniques I. The study is sequenced according to the needs and abilities of each individual, and the demands of each instrument.

Unit content

  • Technique and technical routines of an instrument: guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or in singing
  • Performance practice in contemporary styles 
  • WHS issues related to music performance
  • Evaluating and reflecting on practice strategies and performance outcomes
  • Performance preparation, stagecraft and ensemble direction

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 contemporary music performance techniquesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practiceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate musicianship skills applied to contemporary music performanceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4perform solo or in a small ensemble.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. demonstrate contemporary music performance techniques
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate musicianship skills applied to contemporary music performance
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. perform solo or in a small ensemble.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Transcription20%
Progressive assessments based on technique, performance practice and journal50%
Performance30%

Teaching method
Workshop online 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Transcription20%
Progressive assessments based on technique, performance practice and journal50%
Performance30%
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
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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