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MUI3011 Making Music 6: Contemporary Arranging and Production

Semester 2, 2021 Online
Short Description: Music 6 Contemporary Arranging
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 July 2021

Staffing

Examiner: Helen Russell

Requisites

Pre-requisite: MUI2008

Rationale

In the 20th century, the recording emerged as an important representation of contemporary music production, challenging the score as key text. Creative artists working in the contemporary music industry need to develop and display analytical skills and advanced practice in the arranging and recording of contemporary music.

Synopsis

With a focus on key texts within recorded contemporary music since 1950, this course provides students with the analytical skills to develop an advanced practice in the arranging and production of contemporary music.

Objectives

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply advanced principles, techniques and concepts of musical analysis to the theories and practices of musical production and arranging;
  2. show further developed aural skills, including the ability to research, observe and analyse music in a variety of recorded contexts;
  3. interpret and explore the languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the arrangement and production of contemporary music.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Instrumentation and in contemporary popular music since 1950 30.00
2. Arranging techniques in contemporary popular music since 1950 30.00
3. The recording studio as compositional tool 20.00
4. Developing graphic/representational notation for recorded music 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
There is no textbook for this course. Information and relevant resources will be made available on the Study Desk as required.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 26.00
Independent Study 139.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
TASK 1: PRESENTATION 100 20 16 Aug 2021
TASK 2: ARRANGEMENT 100 30 13 Sep 2021
TASK 3: CREATIVE WORK 100 50 22 Oct 2021

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus:
    It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.

Date printed 21 July 2021