MUSPMACT 4100B - Honours PM&CT Creative Folio part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

A portfolio of original creative works of 45 minutes duration. The portfolio may take the form of an CD/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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPMACT 4100B
    Course Honours PM&CT Creative Folio part 2
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    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 CD/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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Luke Harrald

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Through successful completion of this course, students will:

    (1) develop individual creative potential through the realisation of original works in recorded and notated formats in a Contemporary Popular style;

    (2) develop conceptual frameworks as the foundation for the creation of individual, and series of creative works;

    (3) articulate creative concepts and ideas in a Contemporary Popular Music context;

    (4) develop an awareness of the field of Contemporary Popular Music as a creative and research discipline within the contemporary musical world; &

    (5) 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Access to the resources of the Electronic Music Unit, including studios and labs, and access to rehearsal spaces in order to develop creative work.
    Recommended Resources
    Not Applicable.
    Online Learning
    Not Applicable.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Individual 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 4 hours 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 Summary
    Through 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 Requirements
    This 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.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Portfolio of Creative Works + 2000 word exegesis (100%) - learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Assessment Related Requirements
    As 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 Detail

    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.
    Two copies of the Portfolio, indluding CDs must be bound and submitted to the Elder Conservatorium Office.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    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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