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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops advanced level musicianship skills and knowledge specifically in relation to theory, aural, keyboard and digital musicianship skills (including notation software and digital audio workstation software). Students participate in lecture and tutorials examining advanced harmonic, rhythmic and melodic techniques and workshops using digital sound manipulation tools to analyse and construct timbres and textures.

Unit content

  • Arranging for large and small choral ensembles
  • Advanced music theory and theory applications
  • Musicianship and transcription skills
  • Orchestration
  • Advanced jazz harmony
  • Scale harmony application for improvisation and soloing
  • Synthesis techniques
  • Timbre and texture analysis and construction

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate composition and arranging techniques appropriate to selected genres, instruments and repertoire
2 Apply advanced level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of music repertoire and practice
3 Demonstrate the application of advanced music theory to the composition and arranging of repertoire
4 Analyse and construct timbral and textural music elements with the aid of digital sound manipulation tools

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

  1. Demonstrate composition and arranging techniques appropriate to selected genres, instruments and repertoire
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. Apply advanced level aural skills in rhythmic, melodic and harmonic perception to the understanding, interpretation and performance of music repertoire and practice
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. Demonstrate the application of advanced music theory to the composition and arranging of repertoire
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. Analyse and construct timbral and textural music elements with the aid of digital sound manipulation tools
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6: