Course Title: Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

Administrator

 

Anthony Norris
Phone: (03) 9925 4815
Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au

Support Assessor

Elena Popa
Phone: (03) 9925 4815
Email: elena.popa@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 & practical projects
• group discussion & presentations
• 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

CLASS             
CONTENTOTHERELEMENTS          
Class 1Course Overview. Summary of Assessments. Work Group Allocation.
Research Examples: Music Style, Engineer/Producer
Introduction
 
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Class 2Presentation Examples: Music Style, Engineer/ProducerPresentation OverviewElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2

Class 3Opportunity for students to prepare presentations with assistance and advice from Teacher.PRESENTATION PREPElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 4PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONSElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 5PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONSElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 6PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONSElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 7PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONSElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 8PRESENTATIONS:
Production Techniques & Music Style
STUDENT PRESENTATIONSElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Class 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 1Element 2
2.1, 2.2
Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Class 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 2Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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 3Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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 4Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Class 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
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Element 2
2.1, 2.2

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3


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

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

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
CAG 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


Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7


Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1


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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y



Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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