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Coomera Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides an overview of the career opportunities and challenges existing for musicians in the current industry landscape. Students participate in weekly workshops, building foundational knowledge in relation to career patterns, relevant business and legal frameworks, and the impact of technology on music promotion and distribution.

Unit content

Music industry overview.

Developing portfolio careers in music.

Introduction to key concepts relating to copyright law, music/multimedia product publishing and live music performance.

Current trends in digital distribution and online marketing of music/multimedia content.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of online music cultures and media technologies relevant to the online music industry Ethical practice Communication and social skills Cultural competence
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the business and legal framework of the music industry Ethical practice Communication and social skills Cultural competence
3 Demonstrate an understanding of career patterns and work roles within the music industry Ethical practice Communication and social skills Cultural competence

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of online music cultures and media technologies relevant to the online music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the business and legal framework of the music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of career patterns and work roles within the music industry
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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