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Unit description

Builds on the foundational level skills and knowledge established in Creative Music Practice I in relation to collaborative music-making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with small and large ensembles and participate in workshops and lectures. Students will participate in a project ensemble geared towards their own creative and/or performance goals.

Unit content

  • Ensemble rehearsals and performance practice in two ensembles; one repertoire focused and the other a collaborative creative project.
  • Introduction to collaborative music-making processes
  • Foundational songwriting/composition and arrangement techniques
  • Introduction to lyric writing
  • WHS issues in relation to rehearsal, live performance and/or recording
  • Critiquing, self-reflection, evaluation, and improvement strategies

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 foundational artistic, technical and performance skills in an ensemble setting.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to workplace health and safety in music rehearsal, performance and/or recordingKnowledge of a discipline
3Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual studio practice and in an ensemble setting.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4Demonstrate a range of personal, interpersonal, creative and organisational skills in a collaborative music-making context.Communication and social skills
5Apply introductory level songwriting/composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble contextCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate foundational artistic, technical and performance skills in an ensemble setting.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to workplace health and safety in music rehearsal, performance and/or recording
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Evaluate and reflect on self and others' skill levels, development and artistry and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual studio practice and in an ensemble setting.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Demonstrate a range of personal, interpersonal, creative and organisational skills in a collaborative music-making context.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Apply introductory level songwriting/composition and arrangement techniques within a small ensemble context
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • 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
Practical session 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Lecture online 1 hour/weekly
Practical session 2 hours/weekly
Workshop online 1 hour/weekly ((Week 1 only))
Assessment
Composition and arrangement task30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Performance or Presentation40%

Teaching method
Practical session 1.5 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Lecture on-site 1 hour/weekly
Practical session 2 hours/weekly
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((Week 1 only))
Assessment
Composition and arrangement task30%
Reflective writing15%
Participation15%
Performance or Presentation40%
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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