MUSONIC 1100A - Sonic Arts Forum 1 Part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code MUSONIC 1100A Course Sonic Arts Forum 1 Part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 2 hours per week Assumed Knowledge Basic understanding of the role of technology in the creation and performance of music Restrictions Available to BMus students only Course Description This project-oriented course allows students to develop collaborative sonic arts projects in diverse creative fields such as composition, live performance, installations and multimedia. Project concepts are researched and developed, subjected to discussion and debate, and presented or performed.
The objectives of the course are to develop an understanding of the dynamics of collaborative work, to enhance problem solving skills in using technology in diverse situations, and to allow students to explore creative media which may cross boundaries between art forms.
Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
The development of:
- Ability to think creatively
- Ability to work collaboratively with other musicians
- Ability to solve practical and logistical problems associated with musical performance
- Ability to analyse and articulate the concepts and techniques applied in the student’s own work
- Ability to research topics related to the use of technology in music
- Ability to engage in critical thinking
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 3, 5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3,4,5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5
Online LearningA wide variety of resources for this course are available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesWeeks 1 -6 : Individual students presentations
Weeks 7 -12: Group performance activities.
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Learning Activities Summary
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Attendance and Participation in weekly workshops 10% 1,2 Forum Individual Presentations 40% 3,4 Performances 50% 1,2, 3,4
Assessment DetailAttendance and Participation
Students are expected to attend 100% of forums. 5% will be deducted from each semester’s final mark for every unexplained absence. Participation means: taking part in any practical activities in workshop time; asking questions of presenters; engaging in discussions; providing feedback to presenters; taking part in any scheduled presentations or performances; NOT reading email, Facebook, etc during class time.
Individual presentations are limited to 10 minutes and will normally involve the presentation of only one work/presentation. Presenters are expected to be able to articulate ideas and processes clearly and be able to answer questions. Written documentation of the presentation (300 words) is required to be submitted on MyUni by 12.00 Monday following the oral presentation at latest. Presenters should be organised so that no time is wasted searching for files, trying to get CDs to play, etc.
There are two kinds of presentation: research presentations, and presentations of the student’s own work . For presentation of own work, clear, well organised presentations are essential – describing the creative rationale behind the presentation, the process by which it was realised, and a critical evaluation of the outcome. For research presentations, multiple sources must be researched (not just Wikipedia) and the presentation must be concise, organised and display critical insight into the research topic. Students will be given their research topic (or area of research) well in advance of the presentation.
Performance presentations are group presentations to develop and perform music using contemporary technology, conventional instruments and other sound sources as appropriate. Assessment will be based on creative content of the finished presentation, efficient management and delivery of the performance, oral presentation and the ability to articulate ideas and processes. Under normal circumstances a mark will be given equally to all members of the group, unless there is obvious inequality in individual contributions.
All students are expected to attend and take part in the end-of-semester performance.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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