MUSC1742 Practical Studies B
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the Music General Studies major sequence
- This practical unit builds on MUSC1741 and further consolidates essential musicianship, technical skills and repertoire in either composition or performance.
For composers the emphasis is on further development of technique, application of conceptual knowledge of compositional techniques, and experimentation in compositional style/s and scoring. For performers the emphasis is upon further development of instrumental technique and performance skills.
This unit prepares students for the next unit in the sequence, MUSC2741 Practical Studies C, or to transition to MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2 within the Music Specialist Studies major.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate competence in composition or instrumental technique according to specialisation; (2) composers: (a) apply the conventions of music notation for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, articulation, as well ensemble scoring; (b) demonstrate fundamental compositional techniques for the development of simple musical material; (c) demonstrate understanding of acoustic instruments, their capabilities and limitations; and (d) apply knowledge and awareness of repertoire and historical approaches to composition appropriate to the level of the unit; and (3) performers: (a) demonstrate developing control of intonation, rhythm, accuracy, articulation, tonal quality; (b) apply more advanced use of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression through performance of appropriate technical work; (c) demonstrate more advanced knowledge of relevant repertoire through preparation of technical work, etudes and vocal/instrumental literature appropriate to this developing level of tertiary performance.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) composition stream: a portfolio; OR performance stream: a solo repertoire examination; (2) composition stream: workshop participation and experimental performance; OR performance stream: online component including readings and tests; and (3) all students: online reflective practice journal. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the composition stream: a portfolio; OR performance stream: a solo repertoire examination and all students: online reflective practice journal components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Graeme Gilling and James Ledger
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- composition: workshops, seminars and one-to-one instruction: 36 hours per semester (up to 4 hours per week); performance: individual/group lessons: 6 hours per semester
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.