MUSONIC 1300 - Sonic Arts in Practice 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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
Required ResourcesA laptop (Mac or PC) is highly desirable though not absolutely essential.
Online LearningReadings, reference sources and Web links are provided online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesA three hour workshop is held weekly in which students research, prepare, rehearse and deliver performances.
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Learning Activities Summary
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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 SummaryAssessment is based on performance in practical activities, as well as a journal of class and group activities.
(a) Journal (30%): (2000
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 (20%): Two in-class performance assessments in Weeks 5 and 11 (10% each). Course Objective: (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 (40%):
Course Objectives: (3), (4, (5)
SubmissionSubmission dates will be stated in course information and online at the start of the semester.
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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- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
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- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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