MUSA115-23S2 (A) Semester Two 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Song Writing in Practice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

MUSA115 surveys current trends and practices in song writing from a global perspective. Students prepare a portfolio of songs while learning about present-day applications of traditional techniques. Contextual listening analyses provide a platform to sharpen critical listening skills while preparing a portfolio of original songs. There are no limitations on the genre of music that students can write, all styles and perspectives are welcome.

MUSA115 surveys current trends and practices in song writing from a global perspective. Students prepare a portfolio of songs while learning about present-day applications of traditional techniques. Contextual listening analyses provide a platform to sharpen critical listening skills while preparing a portfolio of original songs. There are no limitations on the genre of music that students can write, all styles and perspectives are welcome.

Learning Outcomes

  • Hua Ako | Course Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the function and appropriate use of song hooks;
  • Understand instrumentation and controlling musical texture;
  • Developed critical listening skills;
  • Bicultural perspective on current musical trends and practices in Aotearoa NZ

    Transferable Skills
  • The ability to work in a disciplined and persistent way on an individual project;
  • Peer review skills;
  • The ability to criticise one’s own work.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Restrictions

MUSA120, MUSA215

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:30 - 17:30 Arts Centre G15 Recital Room 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 24 hours attending lectures
• 18 hours attending composition workshops
• 12 hours attending tutorials
• 20 hours completing analytical exercises
•  6 hours completing workshop diary
• 70 hours composing and realising portfolio content

Course Coordinator

Claire Benedict

Lecturer

Lauren Barus

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Song Analysis 10%
Collaborative Verse and Chorus 20%
Original Song 70%


Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

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