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MUSC3405: Contemporary Music Practice 5

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides students support to plan and create a major work at the culmination of completing previous principle study units, Contemporary Music Practice 1, 2, 3 and 4. Students will create a “concept EP’ throughout the semester that they write, perform and produce themselves. This concept can be many things – an aesthetic, a focus on an instrument, the creation of a persona, a specific lyrical theme, and so forth. Students must adhere to this over-arching concept through the creation of their EP. This process will be supported by ongoing instructor and industry feedback, as well as written critical self-reflection. Students will be asked to consider, justify and situate their practice and production of music within both broad and specific contexts. At the conclusion of this unit, students will have developed a cohesive body of work (approximately 20-30 minutes of music).

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Contemporary Music

Code MUSC3405
Academic unit Contemporary Music
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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MUSC2404
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply digital audio workstation production techniques including comping, bussing and automation
  • LO2. apply sound synthesis, dynamics processing, equalisation and effects to music projects
  • LO3. mix and rough master studio recordings
  • LO4. present musical ideas to your peers
  • LO5. give and receive thoughtful critical feedback on creative work
  • LO6. demonstrate project design and management skills
  • LO7. self-produce a concept ‘extended play’ of original music.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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