units

ATS1349

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kenji Fujimura (Classical); Associate Professor Robert Burke (Jazz)

Notes

The unit has an ensemble component. For further information see the Student Ensembles page - http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/category/performance-studies/student-ensembles/

Synopsis

The unit draws together students from various levels of musical experience at pre-tertiary level, and consolidates fundamental skills in music performance, composition or creative music technology. Music performance students develop instrumental/vocal technical and performance skills that prepare them for the repertoire-based focus of the next unit in the sequence, ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2. Composition students develop technical skills by writing short musical works that demonstrate knowledge of acoustic instruments and composition-related music technology skills. Students also learn how to respond with relevant compositional ideas to a set concept and this enables them to explore other compositional techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2. Creative music technology students develop technical skills by completing tasks that demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of computers, synthesizers and audio recording equipment in a studio setting. Students also begin to formalise conceptual ideas concerning the use of music technology and music programming this prepares them for the next unit in the sequence, ATS1350 Chief Music Study 2.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit, music performance students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental conventions of instrumental/vocal technique.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation (if applicable) through the performance of appropriate technical work.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant repertoire through the preparation of technical work, etudes and instrumental/vocal literature appropriate to this foundational level of tertiary performance.
  4. Demonstrate musicianship through the fundamental understanding of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression.

Upon successful completion of the unit, composition students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental conventions of music notation.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental compositional techniques required for the writing of short works.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic composition-related music technology skills.
  4. Understand the possibilities and limitations of acoustic instruments.
  5. Respond with relevant compositional ideas to a set concept.

Upon successful completion of the unit, creative music technology students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental conventions of computer recording and music programing.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sound synthesis.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of audio signal flow in a studio situation.
  4. Demonstrate musicianship through composition and music programming.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant repertoire and music technology genres through programming compositions.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 10%
Exam: 90%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites


This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree.
Admission is by audition
Students who fail this unit will need permission from their instrumental coordinator in order to repeat the unit.