MUSC13411 - Principal Music Studios 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

While studying the Principal Music Studios series of units you will undertake a series of developmental practical music studies relating to your primary study area. In Principal Music Studios 5, you will continue your practical music studies in one instrument, voice or composition, focusing on advanced level repertoire and technical work. These practical studies will be underpinned by your ability to demonstrate personal and professional skills necessary for your profession, such as punctuality and preparedness for each of your lessons, consistent attendance and thorough personal practice, and a mature response to direction. You are expected to demonstrate cumulative levels of skill and knowledge through this series of units.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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 to enrol in this unit.

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 1 - 2024

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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. Critical Review 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 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 38.89% 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: Email / phone
Personal communication
Although not reflected in the SUTE data, the general commentary from students studying in the PMS unit is of high praise for the exceptional teaching and learning opportunities provided to them through specialist teachers, delivering individualised curriculums. It is recommended that this approach to the delivery of this unit continues.
Action Taken
Students continue to receive specialist 1-to-1 instruction on as composers, instrumentalists or vocalists in the Principal Music Studios suite of units.
Source: SUTE, personal communication
Students commented positively on aspects of teacher quality; teacher experience; personalisation of curriculum; and the mentorship of their teacher.
Continue to provide high quality staff with vast experience and a commitment to the development of each individual student.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform the advanced level technical work studied in this unit
  2. Perform the advanced level repertoire studied in this unit, demonstrating an understanding of the stylistic and interpretive requirements
  3. Engage in the process of developing and reflecting on the personal and professional skills necessary for your area of study.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Critical Review
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
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 10