Music Making Laboratory 1

Subject MUSI10195 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours (10 x 3 hour laboratory sessions)
Total Time Commitment:

102 hours (30 hours contact plus 72 (6hrs x12) non-contact.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the skills required for individual composers to create and realise cross-disciplinary new artistic work in a group environment. Music Making Laboratory is mentor led and delivered as a practical laboratory, which offers opportunities for observation, practice and experimentation within a range of media contexts. During the course students will be required to engage in whole group discussion and ensemble cross media music making.


On completing this subject students will:

• have developed an appreciation and understanding of the nature of observation, practice and experimentation within a group music-making environment;
• be cognisant of and sympathetic to a broad range of music’s and art forms within a practical music-making context;
• appreciate solo and group interactive composition and the extra-musical aspects necessary for success in the presentation in a variety of media contexts;
• Have developed an appreciation of the collaborative process within an interdisciplinary ensemble context.


Laboratory logbook: (40%)
Completion of a Music Making laboratory logbook that documents observation, practice and experimentation undertaken at each laboratory session throughout the semester. The logbook must contain two A4 size pages of entries for each teaching week and a total of 24 pages of entries for each semester.

Laboratory outcomes presentation: (60%)

Presentation of a new group work for at least 4 performers that is a direct result of the observation, practice and experimentation undertaken during the semester. Duration: 6 mins.

Time due: Examination period

Late submission
* Unless an extension has been granted, for essays/assignments submitted after the due date, the mark a student is awarded for their work will be reduced by 10% for each day the work is late. Using electronic submission means work may be submitted on any day.
* Unless an extension has been granted, assignments submitted later than 5 working days (or 1 week if due on a weekend) after the due date will not be marked, and will receive no marks.

Hurdle requirements
Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will:

• have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline;
• reach a high level of achievement in artistic practice, problem solving and communication;
• be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
• have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

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