MUSC11395 - Music Language Studies 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will continue to develop your 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, harmony and expression. You will also continue to study 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

Prerequisite:- MUSC11394

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% 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: Student feedback
Feedback
Worksheets
Recommendation
Ensure the assessment items link closely to the learning materials within the unit.
Action Taken
The worksheets have undergone enhancements to ensure the assessment items link closely with the unit learning materials
Source: Staff
Feedback
Topic workbook editing.
Recommendation
The topic workbooks will undergo enhancements to modify the learning content in relation to modulation and melody notes. These topics will be refined to ensure the study materials are appropriate and industry linked for Music Theatre.
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 more complex level
  2. Sight-read more complex rhythmic and melodic phrases derived from the western music tradition
  3. Perform simple pieces and exercises on the keyboard at an intermediate level that relate to your musical development as a singer
  4. Complete music writing tasks using more complex elements of music relating to pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords and harmony as derived from the western art-music and contemporary popular music styles
  5. Apply your knowledge of the more complex elements of music relating to pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords and harmony to various 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)