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ATS2139

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Coordinator(s)

Mr Rod Davies

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts of popular songwriting. The unit includes weekly lectures focusing on popular composition and creative writing. It also examines the context, methodology and history of song. Visiting artists from the profession teach into the unit and provide students with critical feedback.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge of strategies and form used in popular songwriting.
  2. Analyse and contextualise their song compositions.
  3. Critically evaluate popular song.
  4. Articulate strategies used by songwriters to convey musical ideas.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.