MUSC11394 - Music Language Studies 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will develop a knowledge and understanding of the materials of music derived from both the western art-music tradition and contemporary popular music styles. The unit integrates music theory, sight-reading and aural acuity elements covering introductory aspects of pitch, rhythm, pulse, tempo, articulation and expression. You will also gain introductory keyboard skills that relate to your musical development as singers.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mackay

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 10%
3. Written Assessment 10%
4. In-class Test(s) 10%
5. In-class Test(s) 20%
6. In-class Test(s) 20%
7. In-class Test(s) 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Better align the aural class with the theory class.
Recommendation
Staff will ensure that the timing of the aural class material will match the content in the theory class.
Action Taken
This was a successful inclusion for Term 1, 2018 and will continue to be implemented where possible.
Source: Students
Feedback
Develop more exercises and resources for intervals and major scales in the music topics.
Recommendation
Additional resources will be developed to further assist students in their understanding of intervals and major scales. This will include an updated topic workbook on the interval chapter to better equip students for intervals using enharmonics and larger intervals.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise aural aspects of pitch, rhythm, pulse, tempo, articulation and expression within a variety of music styles derived from the western art-music tradition and contemporary popular music styles at an introductory level.
  2. Sight-read simple rhythmic and melodic phrases derived from the western music tradition at an introductory level.
  3. Perform simple pieces and exercises on the keyboard at an introductory level that relate to your musical development as a singer.
  4. Complete music writing tasks using the basic rudiments of music relating to pitch, rhythm, keys, scales and chords as derived from the western art-music tradition and contemporary popular music styles at an introductory level.
  5. Apply your knowledge of the basic rudiments of music relating to pitch, rhythm, keys, scales and chords to various introductory level music writing assignments.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - In-class Test(s)
6 - In-class Test(s)
7 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
5 - In-class Test(s)
6 - In-class Test(s)
7 - In-class Test(s)