units

ATS3831

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 advanced skills in music performance, composition or creative music technology, ethnomusicology or musicology developed in ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5. Music performance students further develop technical and performance skills by presenting literature drawn from the repertoire of the student's principal instrument or voice. The choice of repertoire should consolidate and go beyond the level of skills attained in ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5. Composition students further develop technical skills by refining a personal compositional methodology influenced by various techniques and approaches. Students then apply this compositional methodology to develop well-articulated concepts for substantial works that integrate several distinct layers of material. Students specialising in creative music technology further develop technical skills by creating a final work, encompassing recordings, productions and live performance. This final work should consolidate and go beyond the level of skills attained in ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5. Ethnomusicology and musicology students undertake supervised but independent research on a topic of their own choosing and prepare an article for publication in an undergraduate peer reviewed academic journal.

Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced instrumental/vocal technique beyond the level attained after completing ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.
  2. Demonstrate this achievement through extended control of rhythm, accuracy, articulation, tone quality and intonation (if applicable) through performance of appropriate recital repertoire.
  3. Demonstrate a continuing development of knowledge of relevant repertoire, through preparation of specifically chosen works drawn from the literature of the students' instrument/voice of greater difficulty and complexity than that studied in ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.
  4. Demonstrate further refinement of musicianship through sophistication of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression beyond the level attained in ATS3830 Chief Music Study 5.

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

  1. Develop a compositional methodology from a range of acquired techniques and approaches.
  2. Apply such a methodology to substantial musical works that integrate several distinct layers of material.

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of creative music technology conceptual and production skills.
  2. Demonstrate a distinctive workflow that reflects advanced creative and personal 'sound' production values.

Upon successful completion of this unit, ethnomusicology and musicology students are able to:

  1. Under supervision, undertake advanced independent research at a major research institution with specialist resources or collections, or conduct fieldwork.
  2. Cultivate advanced research skills in order to write an article for publication in an undergraduate peer reviewed journal.

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

ATS3830 (Students must achieve a Credit grade in the technical component of ATS3830 to be eligible to enrol in this unit)

Students who fail this unit will need permission from their instrumental coordinator in order to repeat the unit.

Prohibitions

Students who have achieved a pass grade in the technical component of ATS3830 are precluded from enrolling in ATS3831