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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides the opportunity for students to gain foundation knowledge and skills in Western Art Music, specifically socio-cultural and historical contexts. This unit also provides students with practical music skills relevant to Western Art Music genres, through performance, composition and analysis of repertoire.

Unit content

  • Foundation musicology and history of Western art music
  • Analysis of Western art music repertoire
  • Composition and arranging for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles
  • Instrumental and vocal practical studies in a range of Western art music styles and genres
  • Ensemble direction and conducting
  • Practical workshop and ensemble participation
  • Pedagogical training in ensemble and instrumental teaching
  • Practical study of a new instrument

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 foundation knowledge and understanding of Western art music Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
2 demonstrate practical techniques and repertoire analysis appropriate to Western art music genres Intellectual rigour Knowledge of a discipline
3 demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence
4 present work in the form of composition, performance and ensemble direction. Knowledge of a discipline Cultural competence

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

  1. demonstrate foundation knowledge and understanding of Western art music
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate practical techniques and repertoire analysis appropriate to Western art music genres
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. present work in the form of composition, performance and ensemble direction.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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