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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.

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 composition and arranging techniques appropriate to selected genres, instruments and repertoireCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2Apply advanced level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of music repertoire and practiceCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3Demonstrate the application of advanced music theory to the composition and arranging of repertoireCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4Analyse and construct timbral and textural music elements with the aid of digital sound manipulation toolsCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate composition and arranging techniques appropriate to selected genres, instruments and repertoire
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Apply advanced level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of music repertoire and practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Demonstrate the application of advanced music theory to the composition and arranging of repertoire
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Analyse and construct timbral and textural music elements with the aid of digital sound manipulation tools
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • 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))
Assessment
Theory/aural assignment30%
Creative work40%
Exam: closed book30%
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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