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MUSC11410 - Principal Music Studios 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Principal Music Studios 2, you will further develop your skills through practical music studies relating to your primary study area. You will engage in practical music studies in one instrument, voice or composition, focusing on foundation level repertoire and technical work. You are expected to demonstrate cumulative levels of skill and knowledge through this series of units. NOTE: On occasion, as part of your studies, you may be required to participate in performance activities in various settings and locations (off campus) that may contribute to your assessment in this unit.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CG51 Bachelor of Music or CC41 Diploma of Music to enrol in this unit.

This unit is only available in the following majors within the CG51 Bachelor of Music course:

  • Jazz and Popular major (Mackay only)
  • Performance major (Mackay and distance)

Students in Music Studies major of the CG51 Bachelor of Music course are not permitted to enrol in this unit.

Students in CC41 Diploma of Music may study this unit in Mackay or by distance.

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 - 2018

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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. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Practical Assessment 40%
3. Practical Assessment 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.5% 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: Unit Evaluations
Troubleshooting of technical difficulties online
Staff will revise and reproduce an updated "troubleshooting and how-to" video for the use of the video technology utilised in the delivery of this unit online.
Action Taken
Materials were provided and additional support where necessary to ensure students were achieving good outcomes regarding the quality of their live streams.
Source: Unit evaluations Verbal communication Written communication
Several students commented regarding the expertise and support provided from the staff teaching in this unit.
Continue providing access to specialist, experts staff in the individual instrument areas.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform the foundation technical work covered in this unit to a high level.
  2. Execute the foundation level repertoire and skills studied in this unit to a high level of musicianship.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements of the foundation repertoire studied in this unit.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment