MUSC12414 - Language of Modern Music 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Building on the work covered in Language of Modern Music 3, you will continue to study more advanced aspects of the language of modern music. Modern harmony, melody, music structures, genre specific devices and stylistic idioms are all studied with weight given to practical applications as well as theoretical and analytical work. Analysis and written exercises are used to develop a competent knowledge of the structures and styles of modern harmony and melody.

Details

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

This unit has a prerequisite of MUSC12413 Language of Modern Music 3.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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: Staff
Feedback
Topic workbooks
Recommendation
The topic workbooks will be updated to enhance study areas that link closely with Composition and Arranging 1. This will ensure an even smoother transition between these units for the students.
Action Taken
The topics were revised to ensure closer transition to the 3rd year theory unit - Composition and Arranging 1.This included content updates to reflect score analysis, Roman numeral analysis and chord voicings.
Source: Staff
Feedback
Student forum discussions to be more utilised. To provide students with regular discussions with staff on composition approaches and connecting theory to practise.
Recommendation
Staff will engage the distance cohort more regularly through the forum discussion. This will include starting discussion threads based on connecting theory to practise.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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