MUSJAZZ 3500B - Jazz Theory 3 Part 2
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 3500B Course Jazz Theory 3 Part 2 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites MUSJAZZ 3500A Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only Quota 50 Course Description Students will develop an advanced knowledge of jazz harmony and theory concepts through study of the George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept. Also, various 20th Century concepts (such as serialism, chord stranding), applied use of Pentatonic/Hexatonic scales and various Eastern scales will be discussed and applied to jazz styles within improvisation and composition. A folio of jazz compositions will be presented based upon the concepts discussed & studied.
Course Coordinator: Mr Bruce Hancock
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
No information currently available.
University Graduate Attributes
No information currently available.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEssential jazz theory topics are presented/explained within weekly jazz theory lectures of 1 hour duration. Application and further discussion of these topics occurs in weekly tutorial sessions, where assignments and exercises are also presented.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Lecture 1hr x 12weeks = 12 hours per semester
Tutorial 1hr x 12 weeks = 12 hours per semester
Independent study 10hrs x 12 weeks = 108 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary12 x 1hr. Lectures and 12 x 1hr. tutorials over the Semester – students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each session.
Students are expected to attend 100% of the Lectures and Tutorials
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.
Due date: various
A composition folio, applying the concepts discussed in lectures will be developed creatively applying the concepts discussed in the lecture series, - possibly including:
• A composition demonstrating both Vertical and Horizontal approaches to melody
A composition demonstrating ‘Ingoing’ Melody
A composition demonstrating ‘Outgoing’ Melody
A composition demonstrating 12 tone row(s)
With each composition you will submit a short (250-300 words) discussion and analysis of your work, and with your final piece submitted you will also submit a short (300 words) discussion and evaluation of the overall compositional processes you have followed.
15% 1, 2, 4 Ongoing Assessment: Short assignments to be handed out & discussed during lectures/tutorials 15% 1, 2, 3 Examination The examination will consist of questions relating to the content discussed during the lecture series and its application,
Date and venue to be advised.
70% 1, 2, 3
Rationale for assessment: Ongoing assignments within jazz theory apply the fundamentals delivered within the seminar, requiring students to research topics and exercise the techniques discussed. They are marked and returned to students, providing critical feedback (Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3,& 4). The theory examination comprises a formal written paper and assesses knowledge and application of theory topics taught and discussed (Learning Objectives 1, 2, 3 & 5).
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance at Lectures and Tutorials is compulsory. Applications for Leave of Absence can be made in accordance with School policy.
No information currently available.
SubmissionStudents must be available during the identified University examination periods. Students are not entitled to sit an examination at another time, nor are they entitled to any other concessions if an examination conflicts with a planned vacation or special event.
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.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.