MUSONIC 1002 - Music & Sound Fundamentals 1B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Building on the knowledgebase and skills developed through Music and Sound Fundamentals 1A, this course expands student's understanding of musical concepts relevant to the fields of Sonic Arts, Sound Engineering and Music Production. Students will develop a more complex understanding of the connections between the physical nature of sound and listening, while developing skills in music theory and aural that are relevant to audio professionals. A range of concepts are introduced through exploring the connections between the physics of sound, physiology of hearing and critical listening, and fundamental musical concepts including scales, harmonic structures, and musical forms, . By the conclusion of the course, students will have acquired a sound understanding of music theory concepts and developed further skills in their application to music production. In addition, students will have developed an appreciation of the importance of listening and acquired critical listening skills that can be applied to studio situations.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSONIC 1002
    Course Music & Sound Fundamentals 1B
    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
    Assumed Knowledge No prior knowledge of music required
    Restrictions Available to BMus, DipMus students only
    Course Description Building on the knowledgebase and skills developed through Music and Sound Fundamentals 1A, this course expands student's understanding of musical concepts relevant to the fields of Sonic Arts, Sound Engineering and Music Production. Students will develop a more complex understanding of the connections between the physical nature of sound and listening, while developing skills in music theory and aural that are relevant to audio professionals. A range of concepts are introduced through exploring the connections between the physics of sound, physiology of hearing and critical listening, and fundamental musical concepts including scales, harmonic structures, and musical forms, . By the conclusion of the course, students will have acquired a sound understanding of music theory concepts and developed further skills in their application to music production. In addition, students will have developed an appreciation of the importance of listening and acquired critical listening skills that can be applied to studio situations.
    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

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    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lecture: 1 hour Tesday 9-10 am, Hartley Concert Room

    Tutorial: 2 hours, Tuesday 10am - 12 noon, Schulz 407
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    In addition to class times, students can expect to put in an average of 4 hours per week of private study and research.
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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

    Online test Week 4:  10%

    Online test Week 8: 10%
    Research Project:   40%

    End-of Semester Exam: 30%

    Attendance and participation in tutorials: 10%


    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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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