units

ATS1350

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 consolidates and extends fundamental skills in music performance, composition or creative music technology developed in ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.

Music performance students further develop technical and performance skills by presenting for examination repertoire appropriate to this foundational level of tertiary study. The choice of repertoire should consolidate and go beyond the level of skills attained in ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.
This prepares students for the intermediate level of instrumental/vocal technical development required for the next unit in the sequence, ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3.

Composition students further develop technical skills by writing well-structured single movement works that demonstrate knowledge of extended techniques for acoustic instruments and computer-aided approaches to composition. Students also learn how to respond with differentiated compositional ideas to a set concept. This prepares students for the study of intermediate level compositional techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3.

Students specialising in creative music technology further develop technical skills by completing tasks with computers, synthesizers, and audio recording equipment in a live performance and studio settings. Students also apply conceptual ideas concerning the use of music technology to performance or recorded works, and this prepares them for the study of intermediate level creative music technology techniques in the next unit in the sequence, ATS2808 Chief Music Study 3.

Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate fundamental conventions of instrumental/vocal technique beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.
  2. Demonstrate fundamental control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation (if applicable) through the performance of appropriate technical work.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant instrumental/vocal repertoire through preparation of specifically chosen works appropriate to this foundational level of tertiary performance.
  4. Demonstrate musicianship through fundamental understanding of phrasing, dynamics control and general expression found in the chosen repertoire.

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

  1. Demonstrate the fundamental conventions of music notation.
  2. Apply fundamental compositional techniques to the writing of well-structured single movement works.
  3. Apply fundamental knowledge concerning the sonic possibilities of extended techniques for acoustic instruments.
  4. Understand the specific applications of computer-aided approaches to composition.
  5. Respond with differentiated compositional ideas to a set concept.

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

  1. Demonstrate fundamental conventions of computer recording and music programming, including mixing and mastering, beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of sound synthesis, beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of audio signal flow in a large studio situation, beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.
  4. Demonstrate musicianship through conceptual performance and improvisation utilising music technology.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant repertoire and music technology genres through programming compositions beyond the foundational level attained after completing ATS1349 Chief Music Study 1.

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)

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Prerequisites