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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Focuses on advanced-level socio-cultural, historical and practical contexts of Western Art Music and contemporary music, through relevant repertoire study, performance, composition and arranging; and provides students with more advanced practical music and pedagogical skills relevant to Western art music genres, through performance, composition, analysis of repertoire and music instruction.

Unit content

  • Advanced-level musicology and history of Western art music and contemporary genres
  • Analysis of repertoire from Western art music and contemporary genres
  • Composition and arranging for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles
  • Instrumental and vocal practical studies in a range of Western art music and contemporary styles and genres
  • Ensemble direction and conducting
  • Practical workshop and ensemble participation
  • Pedagogical training in classroom, ensemble and instrumental teaching
  • Further 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 broad and critical knowledge and understanding of Western art music and contemporary music genres Creativity Cultural competence
2 demonstrate advanced-level practical techniques and repertoire analysis appropriate to Western art music and contemporary genres Creativity Lifelong learning
3 demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice Creativity Lifelong learning
4 present work in the form of composition, performance, ensemble direction and classroom teaching. Lifelong learning Cultural competence

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

  1. demonstrate broad and critical knowledge and understanding of Western art music and contemporary music genres
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate advanced-level practical techniques and repertoire analysis appropriate to Western art music and contemporary genres
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate the application of theory to performance and studio practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. present work in the form of composition, performance, ensemble direction and classroom teaching.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence