MUSONIC 1300 - Sonic Arts in Practice 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSONIC 1300
    Course Sonic Arts in Practice 1
    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 Y
    Incompatible MUSONIC 1100A, MUSONIC 1100B
    Assumed Knowledge Understanding of and experience with using computers for musical composition and performance
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    The objectives of this course are to develop:


    1.      an understanding of the nature of musical performance using technology

    2.      an understanding of the context within which performance in Sonic Arts takes place

    3.      skills in a variety of approaches to creating, interpreting and performing music

    4.      ability to think creatively and spontaneously in musical situations

    5.      practical skills in facilitating live performance and problem solving in live performance


    Student Learning Outcomes

     1. Develop ability to think creatively

    2. Develop ability to work collaboratively with other musicians

    3. Develop ability to solve practical and logistical problems associated with technology-based musical performance

    4. Develop ability to analyse and articulate the concepts and techniques applied in the student’s own work

    5. Develop ability to research topics related to performance

    6. Develop ability to engage in critical thinking and conceptual development in the context of live performance





    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    4,5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,3,6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A laptop (Mac or PC) is highly desirable though not absolutely essential.
    Online Learning
    Readings, reference sources and Web links are provided online.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    A three hour workshop is held weekly in which students research, prepare, rehearse and deliver performances.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • 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
    Assessment is based on performance in practical activities, as well as a journal of class and group activities.
    Assessment Detail


    (a)     Journal (30%): (1200 words). A reflective weekly journal detailing and evaluating class and extra-class experiences and discussions. The journal can be submitted either electronically or in a hard-copy format.

    Course Objectives: (1), (2), (3)


    (b)     Performance assessments (40%): four in-class performance assessments (10% each). Course Objectives: (3), (4), (5)

     

    (c)     Participation (10%): measured by attendance, contribution and evidence of preparation –
    including rehearsal, reading, research – relevant to each week’s activities. Unexplained absences incur a 5% penalty. Participation includes arriving on time and not leaving until the end of class.

     

    (d)   Major performance (20%):

    Course Objectives: (3), (4, (5)



    Submission
    Submission dates will be stated in course information and online at the start of the semester.
    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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    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.

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