Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 5

Course code MUSI3631Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This is the fifth in a series of five courses that aim to develop skills and
the understanding of musical organisation, structures and techniques, shared
musical vocabularies, musical representation and communication. Examples
from a wide diversity of musical styles and periods are presented. The
course also provides the opportunity to apply these tools and abilities
creatively in any genre or era as defined by the interest of the student.

Performers/composers/producers in the 21st century need to be adaptable to
different contexts and inventive with their performance and repertoire. This
course particularly focuses on arrangement, orchestration, reinterpretation
and repertoire creation, using traditional and non-traditional approaches to
music and sound making.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course students will:
1. demonstrate skills in score organisation and analysis
2. demonstrate knowledge of instrumental and vocal characteristics
3. demonstrate ability to manipulate timbre and/or texture, structure and sound using score and/or technology based processes
4. demonstrate ability to arrange existing repertoire into new contexts
5. demonstrate ability to compare and evaluate stylistic differences
through analysis
ContentContent includes lectures and tutorials on orchestration and arrangement, instrumental characteristics, sound and acoustics, digital manipulation and other topics related to repertoire re-interpretation and invention.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionCourse will need to be offered in semester 2, 2006 to allow students in existing course to complete their degree. From this point, the course will only be offered in the first semester of each year.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCreative and Analytical Studies in Music 3 & 4 (MUSI2631, MUSI2632).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignment/Seminar presentation 30%
Other: (please specify)Portfolio of arranging tasks 30%
Other: (please specify)Major arrangement (including brief analysis) 40%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI3631