Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48hrs (24hrs LOM/18hrs Devices/6hrs Piano or Music Technology tute) |
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|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, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Anthony Lyons
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject embraces a theoretical and practical study of the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal structures and processes of Contemporary Music. Components include Languages of Music, Harmonic Devices, Rhythmic Devices and Piano Class for Contemporary Music Performance: Improvisation students and audio/studio techniques for Interactive Composition students.
Upon completing this subject students should be able to:
• Understand through examination of selected current repertoire how western tonal music is constructed;
(50% weighting) LANGUAGES OF MUSIC: FORMAL - one written examination and completion of set tasks on subject material presented in lectures. CONTINUOUS - attendance, preparation and overall commitment as demonstrated by tasks and activities embracing all areas studied.
(40% weighting) HARMONIC & RHYTHMIC DEVICES: FORMAL - viva voce exam of material studied during the semester. CONTINUOUS - attendance, preparation and overall commitment as demonstrated by tasks and activities embracing all areas studied.
(10% weighting) J:I PIANO TUTORIAL: FORMAL - performance on piano of various assigned tasks developed during the semester. CONTINUOUS - attendance, preparation and overall commitment as demonstrated by tasks and activities embracing all areas studied.
(10% weighting) IC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: FORMAL - exam or project demonstrating skill acquisition of the various audio and electronic sound manipulation techniques explored during the semester. CONTINUOUS - attendance, preparation and overall commitment as demonstrated by tasks and activities embracing all areas studied.
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.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
prescribed texts for this subject will be asigned when necessary
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completing this subject students will:
* exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician and composer;
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) |
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