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Unit description

Develops advanced 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 including a large instrumental ensemble and a student-led project ensemble.

Unit content

  • Musical direction, conducting, rehearsal and performance techniques in large instrumental ensembles
  • Advanced level chart reading and writing.
  • Advanced level improvisation and soloing techniques related to selected repertoire
  • Advanced level stagecraft, presentation and audience engagement.
  • Arrangement techniques relevant to large instrumental ensembles
  • Project development and management skills for collaborative creative projects

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 advanced level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genresCreativityCommunication and social skills
2Apply advanced level composition and arrangement techniques within a large ensembleCreativityCommunication and social skills
3Evaluate and reflect on progress and outcomes of collaborative creative project and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an advanced levelLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4Present advanced level creative works within a large instrumental ensemble and a small project ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved mediaCreativityCommunication and social skills
5Demonstrate ongoing advanced level practice and preparation skills necessary for participation in advanced level ensembles.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Apply advanced level composition and arrangement techniques within a large ensemble
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Evaluate and reflect on progress and outcomes of collaborative creative project and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an advanced level
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Present advanced level creative works within a large instrumental ensemble and a small project ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Demonstrate ongoing advanced level practice and preparation skills necessary for participation in advanced level ensembles.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((6 weeks))
Workshop on-site 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Workshop on-site 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Creative work30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Performance40%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((6 weeks))
Workshop on-site 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Workshop on-site 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Creative work30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Performance40%
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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