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Unit description

Develops advanced level musicianship skills and knowledge specifically in relation to theory, aural, keyboard and digital musicianship skills (including notation software and digital audio workstation software). Students participate in lecture and tutorials examining advanced harmonic, rhythmic and melodic techniques and workshops using digital sound manipulation tools to analyse and construct timbres and textures.

Unit content

  • Arranging for large and small choral ensembles
  • Advanced music theory and theory applications
  • Musicianship and transcription skills
  • Orchestration
  • Advanced jazz harmony
  • Scale harmony application for improvisation and soloing
  • Synthesis techniques
  • Timbre and texture analysis and construction

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 1

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour/weekly
Laboratory session 1 hour/weekly
Lecture on-site 1 hour/weekly ((12 weeks))
Theory/aural assignment30%
Creative work40%
Exam: closed book30%

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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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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