There are now 3 possible online modes for units:
Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.
Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA
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In this unit students choose to specialise in either music performance or composition in order to consolidate essential musicianship, technical and repertory skills addressed in MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2. For performers, the emphasis is on the preparation of technically focused repertoire drawn from the literature of the student's principal instrument or voice, and on continuing development of technique and performance skills, and preparing students for the repertoire-based focus of the next unit in the sequence, MUSC2542 Principal Studies 4. For composers, the unit prepares students for the creation of real-time electro-acoustic music, with a study of the fundamentals of MIDI and digital audio within the object-oriented music programming environment. Additionally, the unit advances the student's repertoire of compositional tools through the study of higher level techniques, graphical notation and extended acoustic instrumental capabilities within the context of exercises based upon historical approaches to the discipline. This is a compulsory unit in the Music Specialist Studies major in the Bachelor of Arts degree.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 core unit in the Music major sequence
Students are able to (1) In Performance—(a) demonstrate well-developed instrumental/vocal technique beyond the foundational level attained at Level 1; (b) demonstrate embedded control of intonation, rhythm, accuracy, articulation and tone quality through performance of more advanced technical work; (b) demonstrate embedded control of intonation, rhythm, accuracy, articulation and tone quality through performance of more advanced technical work; (c) prepare repertoire with a technical emphasis that incorporates technical work, etudes and vocal/instrumental literature of greater difficulty and complexity than that studied at Level 1; (d) demonstrate continuing development of musicianship through sophistication of phrasing, dynamic control and general expression beyond Level 1; (e) demonstrate emerging sophistication in collaborative music making skills appropriate to this level of tertiary performance; and (f) demonstrate performance practice conventions and style beyond that studied at Level 1 and (2) in Composition—(a) demonstrate awareness of the fundamentals of MIDI and digital audio; (b) apply advanced compositional techniques and tools to the development of musical material; (c) demonstrate knowledge of extended techniques for acoustic instruments; (d) demonstrate emerging sophistication in collaborative music making skills appropriate to this level of tertiary performance; (e) apply knowledge of historical approaches to music composition studied during the semester; and (f) demonstrate a fundamental grasp of relevant music programming software..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) performers: solo repertoire examination; OR
composers: composition projects, assignments, and tests; (2) collaborative music project; and (3) concert and weekly composition/instrumental workshop participation. 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 performers: solo repertoire examination; OR composers: composition projects, assignments, and tests component.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Graeme Gilling and Dr. James Ledger
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- individual/group lessons: 12 hours per semester
workshops: 20 hours per semester
collaborative music projects: varies according to each project
- 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.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.