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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 skills and knowledge in relation to collaborative music making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with two ensembles including a large instrumental ensemble and a student-led project ensemble.

Unit content

  • Musical direction, conducting, rehearsal and performance techniques in large instrumental ensembles
  • Advanced level chart reading and writing.
  • Advanced level improvisation and soloing techniques related to selected repertoire
  • Advanced level stagecraft, presentation and audience engagement.
  • Arrangement techniques relevant to large instrumental ensembles
  • Project development and management skills for collaborative creative projects

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 advanced level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres Creativity Communication and social skills
2 Apply advanced level composition and arrangement techniques within a large ensemble Creativity Communication and social skills
3 Evaluate and reflect on progress and outcomes of collaborative creative project and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an advanced level Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
4 Present advanced level creative works within a large instrumental ensemble and a small project ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media Creativity Communication and social skills
5 Demonstrate ongoing advanced level practice and preparation skills necessary for participation in advanced level ensembles. Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced level instrumental or vocal techniques appropriate to selected genres
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Apply advanced level composition and arrangement techniques within a large ensemble
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Evaluate and reflect on progress and outcomes of collaborative creative project and implement strategies to improve targeted areas in relation to both individual and group practice at an advanced level
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Present advanced level creative works within a large instrumental ensemble and a small project ensemble in the form of performances, concerts, recordings or other approved media
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Demonstrate ongoing advanced level practice and preparation skills necessary for participation in advanced level ensembles.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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