Principal Study 4

Course code MUSI2202Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course involves fundamental music studies for students in their primary musical practice (which can be an instrument, voice, composition, creative production or music research) in styles and modes of presentation of their choice, which may involve technology. Repertoires from diverse styles can be studied such as classical, contemporary, popular, jazz and world music. The course offers students the opportunity for intensive development of their individual skills with a focus on developing their individual approach to music-making and thinking.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will demonstrate, within their chosen area of study:
- An integrated and fluent implementation of fundamentals of technique applicable to the chosen practice, genre and style, where appropriate e.g: production standards, control of compositional language, physiological issues and creative use of media.
- Integrated capacity for expression and interpretation as appropriate to their chosen practice (e.g: improvisation, analytical and creative approaches to composition and performance and/or innovative use of technology) and emergence of individual style.
- Developed understanding of the student's practice/work routine and evidence of its implementation at an increased level of efficiency.
- Ability to communicate specific ideas and needs to collaborators and/or audiences on a professional level.
- Self-assurance and positive attitude in presenting work, including the ability to listen and be responsive, plus preparation, readiness, managing anxiety and engaging with music-makers, audiences and other collaborators.
- High level of understanding of critical thinking and research in their work.
ContentThe syllabi for this course (for each instrument, voice, creative production and composition) have been designed to provide the student with a structured yet flexible framework within which to develop their principal study skills. Diversity of styles is encouraged. The course outline and related syllabi contain details of course requirements. Students will be assessed by a list of criteria throughout the semester. These requirements will vary depending on the major strand studied.

- Students will receive individual and/or group classes and technical classes as appropriate to their chosen practice.
- Students will participate in performance practice and/or presentation classes.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMUSI2201 Principal Study 3. This course is limited to program enrolment (or by permission of the HOS).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1: Technical work. Due approx. week 5
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2: Learning reflections, technical and/or repertoire. Due approximately week 10.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3: Performance Practice/ Presentation assignment.
Other: (please specify)Assessment item 4: Final performance. End of semester.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for .75 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI2202