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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

Achieve a grade of credit or above inMUS71008 - Specialist Studies II

Unit aim

Provides the opportunity for students to develop their directions as musicians within their discipline, through intermediate level critique, analysis and application of musical/production elements of popular repertoire and the application of intermediate level techniques.

Unit content

  • Technique and technical work as relevant for specific studio areas
  • Review and refine practice routines and performance/presentation outcomes
  • Studio specific intermediate 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.

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 intermediate level techniques appropriate to selected studio practice area Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
2 demonstrate the application of intermediate level techniques to the performance/presentation of selected repertoire Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills
3 demonstrate an understanding of intermediate level theory relevant to studio practice area Creativity Knowledge of a discipline
4 demonstrate the application of relevant theory to studio practice Creativity
5 present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media Creativity Knowledge of a discipline Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate intermediate level techniques appropriate to selected studio practice area
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. demonstrate the application of intermediate level techniques to the performance/presentation of selected repertoire
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate an understanding of intermediate level theory relevant to studio practice area
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate the application of relevant theory to studio practice
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. present work in the form of concerts, compositions, recordings or other approved media
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Rilet, J, 2000, Beyond bop drumming, Manhattan Music.
  • Stone, GL, 2002, Stick control for the snare drummer, Alfred Publishing.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.