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Unit description

Strengthens intermediate level skills and knowledge in relation to collaborative music making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with two ensembles with one geared towards students' own creative and/or performance goals and at least one having a recording focus.  

Unit content

  • Intermediate level ensemble practices and etiquette
  • Repertoire selection and groove playing and rhythmic studies
  • Intermediate level songwriting, composition and arrangement techniques
  • Arranging for recording, creating "other worlds" in studio recording
  • Creative recording techniques, overdubs, doubling and soundscapes
  • Improvisation techniques related to selected repertoire
  • Pre-production techniques for recording

 

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 intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genresCreativityLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
2Demonstrate the application of intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques to performanceLifelong learning
3Apply intermediate level composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble in a recording contextCreativity
4Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an intermediate level.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills
5Present work within an ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media.CreativityLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Demonstrate the application of intermediate level instrumental or vocal techniques to performance
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Apply intermediate level composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble in a recording context
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an intermediate level.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Present work within an ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/weekly
Practical session 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Practical session 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Creative work30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Creative work40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour/weekly
Practical session 1.5 hours/weekly  (12 weeks )
Practical session 2 hours/ weekly (12 weeks )
Assessment
Creative work30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Creative work40%
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

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