MUSPMACT 4100A - Honours PM&CT Creative Folio part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPMACT 4100A Course Honours PM&CT Creative Folio part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 1 hour per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Successful completion of B.Mus or a demonstrated equivalent or another relevant undergraduate degree Assumed Knowledge Commensurate with a strong result in the completion of Level III, of the degree of BMus Popular Music & Creative Technologies or demonstrated equivalent (as appropriate). Restrictions Only available to students in B. Mus. Hons (Popular Music & Creative Technologies) Course Description A portfolio of original creative works of 45 minutes duration. The portfolio may take the form of an LP, with a concept or idea linking the original works into a larger unit, or alternatively must contain at least one large-scale work. The creative process and concepts behind the portfolio will be documented in a 2000 word exegesis, and the portfolio will be presented in recorded and notated formats.
Course Coordinator: Dr Luke Harrald
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThe objectives of this course are:
(1) To develop individual creative potential through the realisation of original works in recorded and notated formats in a Contemporary Popular style;
(2) To develop conceptual frameworks as the foundation for the creation of individual, and series of creative works;
(3) To articulate creative concepts and ideas in a Contemporary Popular Music context;
(4) To develop an awareness of the field of Contemporary Popular Music as a creative and research discipline within the contemporary musical world; &
(5) To develop research skills as a preparation of post-graduate study or life-long learning.
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. 4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4, 5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 5
Required ResourcesAccess to the resources of the Electronic Music Unit, including studios and labs, and access to rehearsal spaces in order to develop creative work.
Online LearningNot Applicable
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIndividual supervision allows students to draw on the experience of staff in developing their own creative or research projects.
Seminars with other honours students within the specialisation provide an opportunity for the discussion of ideas, workshopping of concepts, performances and presentations of research outcomes or work-in-progress
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Supervision 12 x 1 hours per week 12 hours per semester
Seminar 2 x 2 hours per week 4hours per semester
Intensive portfolio preparation 1 x 20 hours per week 20 hours per semester
Self initiated research & creative practice 12 x 23 hours per week 276 hours per semester
TOTAL = 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryThrough Supervision, students develop creative and research skills, solve problems relating to the implementation of creative ideas using technology, to research the applications of new technology in music.
Through presentation of works, research, or performance during Seminars, students develop ability and confidence in articulating their ideas to others.
Specific Course RequirementsThis course will involve using the resources of the Electronic Music Unit (EMU). This includes facilities such as studios, rehearsal and recording spaces, and digital audio workstations. Access and use of EMU is based upon the following:
Users must complete and pass the EMU Guide Assessment (EGA). In order to pass the EGA users must receive a 90% or above grade.
Users will have a maximum of 3 attempts at passing the EGA before being prohibited from taking the assessment further. If a user fails to pass the EGA after 3 attempts, or doesn’t pass by the end of week 4 of the course, they will not be permitted to continue the course and won’t be provided access or permission to use any of the EMU facilities.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- 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 SummaryPortfolio of Creative Works + 2000 word exegesis 100% (objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Assessment is continuing for semester 1, and the final mark is given when the portfolio and exegesis are due at the end of semester 2.
Assessment Related RequirementsAs per Conservatorium policy, active and positive participation in 100% of classes is expected, any student who attends less than 100% of required classes without approved leave may result in a 5 (five) mark penalty for each unapproved absence. The penalties will be applied to the final total percentage mark for the year for the relevant component i.e. after all other assessments have been completed and calculated. Arrival after the scheduled starting time or departure before the scheduled finishing time may, at the lecturer or Co-ordinator’s discretion, be regarded as an unapproved absence.
Assessment DetailPORTFOLIO OF CREATIVE WORKS + EXEGESIS (10%)
The Honours level assessment is intended to enable a substantial body of creative work to be developed, and presented at a professional level via a portfolio of creative works and a 2000 word exegesis. The exegesis will take the form of extended CD liner notes.
SubmissionTwo copies of the Portfolio, indluding CDs must be bound and submitted to the Elder Conservatorium Office.
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.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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