Course Title: Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: PERF5073C

Course Title: Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Anthony Norris
Phone: (03) 9925 4268
Email: anthony.norris@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 85

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

none

Course Description

In this unit you will learn to research and apply both production styles and relevant music styles to artists.
This course consists of classroom delivery, research out of class, artist liaison out of class and studio-based activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSIND501A Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Element:

1Research Industry Information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 In consultation with appropriate personnel identify areas of music research relevant to own professional practice
1.2 Use appropriate sources of information to ensure currency of industry knowledge
1.3 Analyse music areas for artistic and commercial qualities and opportunities
1.4 Identify and participate in professional development activities to consolidate industry knowledge
 

Element:

2Maintain Effective Industry Networks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Maintain relationships with appropriate personnel for increased awareness of current artistic and commercial issues
2.2 Use network strategies to establish and maintain relationships that enhance own professional practice
 

Element:

3Enhance Professional Practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply music industry knowledge and artistic judgement as required to predict music trends
3.2 Apply specialist music knowledge as required to achieve targeted artistic and commercial outcomes
3.3 Apply current music industry knowledge to inform own professional practice
 

Element:

4Evaluate Music Industry Knowledge

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess and evaluate music information and knowledge against professional practice requirements
4.2 Seek input and information to identify and address deficits in music knowledge to help maintain work performance
4.3 Evaluate the quality and success of artistic judgement in achieving planned work or other outcomes
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have researched a particular music style and its associated production techniques, then applied them to a recording whilst directing the artists in this style.


Details of Learning Activities


In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• teacher directed group activities/projects in recording studio

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work including liaison with artists


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentOtherElements Covered
1Course Overview. Summary of Assessments. Work Group Allocation.
Research Examples: Music Style, Engineer/Producer
Introduction
 
1-3
2Presentation Examples: Music Style, Engineer/ProducerPresentation Overview1-3
3Opportunity for students to prepare presentations with assistance and advice from Teacher.PRESENTATION PREP1-3
4PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS1-3
5PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS1-3
6PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS1-3
7PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS1-3
8PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS1-3
9RECORDING: RMIT Studio 1 – NEVE ROOM
12 hr Tracking only. Artist(s) supplied by Work Group. Focus is upon Production Techniques & Artist Guidance
RECORDING SESSION GRP 11,2,3,4
10RECORDING: RMIT Studio 1 – NEVE ROOM
12 hr Tracking only. Artist(s) supplied by Work Group. Focus is upon Production Techniques & Artist Guidance
RECORDING SESSION GRP 21,2,3,4
11RECORDING: RMIT Studio 1 – NEVE ROOM
12 hr Tracking only. Artist(s) supplied by Work Group. Focus is upon Production Techniques & Artist Guidance
RECORDING SESSION GRP 31,2,3,4
12RECORDING: RMIT Studio 1 – NEVE ROOM
12 hr Tracking only. Artist(s) supplied by Work Group. Focus is upon Production Techniques & Artist Guidance
RECORDING SESSION GRP 41,2,4
13MIXING: RMIT Studio 2 – C|24 ROOM.8 hr Mixing only.
It is envisaged that any editing required has been completed prior to this session utilising other campus-based facilities or 3rd party system
MIXING SESSION
GRP 1
1,2,4
14MIXING: RMIT Studio 2 – C|24 ROOM.8 hr Mixing only.
It is envisaged that any editing required has been completed prior to this session utilising other campus-based facilities or 3rd party system
MIXING SESSION
GRP 2
1,2,4
15MIXING: RMIT Studio 2 – C|24 ROOM.8 hr Mixing only.
It is envisaged that any editing required has been completed prior to this session utilising other campus-based facilities or 3rd party system
MIXING SESSION
GRP 3
1,2,4
16MIXING: RMIT Studio 2 – C|24 ROOM.8 hr Mixing only.
It is envisaged that any editing required has been completed prior to this session utilising other campus-based facilities or 3rd party system
MIXING SESSION
GRP 4
1,2,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Web-based content for research. E.g. www.recordproduction.com
Music & Production focused magazines and journals.
Analysis of recorded music and associated production techniques


References

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


Other Resources

You will provide:
• Good quality headphones for studio activities
• Data backup device. i.e. FW800 external drive
• Artist(s) for the 12 hr recording session


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course includes independent research and a presentation, as well as group work involving recording and artistic direction with the production of a stereo recording mix on CD-DA.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment
1. Research a chosen engineer or producer: present your findings
2. Research a chosen music style: present your findings (it is considered beneficial to choose a style associated with a particular engineer or producer).

Summative Assessment
1. 12 hr Recording session with your teacher & artist(s) supplied by your work group. Apply the findings of your research to this session and direct the artist(s) in this style.
2. 8 hr Mixing session with your teacher. Apply the findings of your research to this session using the techniques of your chosen engineer or producer.

Grading criteria for this assessment can be found on the course blackboard site.

Your assignment will be assessed using the following grades:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CA Competent Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated 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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;


 

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