Course Title: Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART6076C

Course Title: Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Moro

Nominal Hours: 35

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this unit

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use electronic media to develop simple musical pieces

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSMCP303A Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills to develop simple pieces of music using electronic media.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:
• lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities may include:
• online research
• independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

Week Class content          Elements
1Pro Tools Overview
Outline of semester project
2MIDI and Virtual Instrument overview 2.1
3Assesment – Simple Pro Tools session 2.3
4Logic Audio Overview 2.5
5Composition basics
Developing a song
6Assessment – More complex Pro Tools session 2.2
7Work on project 2.4
8Work on project 2.4
9Work on project
File formats for final delivery

10Work on project
11Present project to class 2.7
12Discuss pieces 2.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• An external Hard Drive (FW400 or FW800) 500GB+
• A pen and notepaper
• Additional resources will be amentioned in week 1

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding  of ciourse content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your tasks

Assessment Tasks

*Semester Project Issued - Create Simple Music Piece (Week 1)
*Assessment - Create simple session with Pro Tools (Week 3)
*Assessment - Create more complex session with Pro Tools (Week 6)
*Semester Project Due - Create Simple Music Piece (Week 11)

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
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