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Unit description

Develops introductory technical and analytical skills in selected studio practice area (instrumental/vocal performance, songwriting or production) through the critique of practice and application of studio specific techniques.

Unit content

  • Studio specific WHS issues
  • Technique and technical work as relevant for specific studio areas
  • Establishing, documenting and developing practice routines
  • Studio specific introductory level theory
  • Application of studio specific theory to practice
  • Preparation for performance or presentation of works as relevant to studio area

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate introductory level techniques appropriate to selected studio practice areas
2demonstrate the application of introductory level techniques to the performance/presentation of selected repertoire
3demonstrate an understanding of introductory level theory relevant to studio practice area
4demonstrate the application of relevant theory to studio practice
5present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.

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

  1. demonstrate introductory level techniques appropriate to selected studio practice areas
  2. demonstrate the application of introductory level techniques to the performance/presentation of selected repertoire
  3. demonstrate an understanding of introductory level theory relevant to studio practice area
  4. demonstrate the application of relevant theory to studio practice
  5. present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media.

Prescribed texts

  • Drums: Sanders, D. , 2020, Progressive Steps to Better Drumming, Prepared Sounds, Queensland, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-64516-0-5.
  • Keyboards: Russell, S., 2020, Calm Hands: Safe and Efficient Technique for Pianists, Wagtail Books, New South Wales , Australia. ISBN: 978-0-646-82878-7.
  • Other : Texts as prescribed by individual studio lecturer, Other titles depending on instrument.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 30mins/weekly ((Weeks 4, 6, 9 and 11))
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8 ,10 and 12))
Practical session 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Tutorial on-site 45 mins/weekly ((Weeks 2 and 13))
Assessment
Journal10%
Progressive Assessment40%
Transcription/Analysis/Re-creation task20%
Performance or Presentation30%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 45 mins/weekly ((Weeks 2 and 13))
Tutorial on-site 30mins/weekly ((Weeks 4, 6, 9 and 11))
Workshop on-site 1 hour/weekly ((Weeks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 12))
Practical session 2 hours/weekly ((12 weeks))
Assessment
Journal10%
Progressive Assessment40%
Transcription/Analysis/Re-creation task20%
Performance or Presentation30%
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

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International

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