Course Title: Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5168

Course Title: Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 85.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254976

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Semester 1 - classroom based activities (34 hours), studio based activity (12 hours)
Semseter 2 - Self-directed studio/lab based project (28 hours)

This competency covers the critical analysis of music, the application of music history, knowledge of contemporary artists and their repertoires, production liaison with other members of recording teams,  and the analysis of rhythm, instrumentation and other production criteria within varying genres of recorded music. It places a high emphasis on practical applications of learned principles.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSMGE13A Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement


Analyse the artistic and commercial qualities of music

Evaluate music knowledge

Maintain and apply music knowledge

Maintain effective artistic relationships and networks

Present music findings or opinions as required

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Oral presentation  - Production analysis  - (classroom presentation) – 20%

Minor production project -  (studio based) 30%

Major production project – (studio/lab based) -  50%