• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Calvin Bowman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The Creative Musicianship courses are a series of four courses integrating a broad suite of skills that underpins the study of the various languages of music - classical, jazz, contemporary and cross-cultural. Creative Practice 3 is intended for students particularly interested in composition, improvisation, or other creative uses of musical language, and for the refinement of their skills in composition, improvisation, theory and aural.  It develops advanced skills and concepts in these areas through a mixture of creative and analytic work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Hear, notate, describe and create more advanced elements of musical structure: pitch, melody, harmony, counterpoint, rhythm, form and timbre.
  2. Demonstrate a grasp of moderately sophisticated musical language and form as composer, improviser, or analyst.
  3. Use near-professional level standards in the presentation of musical works or ideas
  4. Write about music using sophisticated theoretical concepts and language.

Indicative Assessment

    1. A portfolio of six exercises which may be aural, theoretical and/or compositional and may include in-class listening exercises (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
    2. A major portfolio of 2-3 compositions (or one large-scale work) with 750-word exegesis OR 3-4 assessed improvisations with 750-word exegesis OR a 3000-word analytic project (60%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

    a) 48 hours of contact:

    1. 24 hours of core workshops
    2. 24 hours of extension workshops

    b) 82 hours of independent student work

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed MUSI1106

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    Student Contribution Band:
    Unit value:
    6 units

    If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $2604
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $4146
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    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    2664 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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