Course Title: Apply knowledge of genre to music making

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4276

Course Title: Apply knowledge of genre to music making

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2011,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply knowledge of music styles to music industry work and learning.
It introduces the student to critical listening skills, which can be applied to the range of tasks undertaken by the sound engineer/producer.

Please note: this course guide is relevant only to Sound Group 1E

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSMLT301A Apply knowledge of genre to music making


Element 1 Maintain and develop music knowledge

Element 2 Use listening skills to analyse music

Element 3 Maintain understanding of relevant musical genres and styles

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be have the knowledge and skills to effectively work as a music producer and or engineer, working with clients across a number of musical genres.


Overview of Assessment

Assessessment will be based around in class and out of class listening tests (formative assessments), and practical music production work undertaken outside of class time (summative assessment).