6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts of popular songwriting. The unit includes weekly lectures focusing on popular composition and creative writing. It also examines the context, methodology and history of song. Visiting artists from the profession teach into the unit and provide students with critical feedback.
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic and comprehensive knowledge of strategies and form used in popular songwriting;
- Analyse and contextualise their song compositions;
- Critically evaluate popular song;
- Articulate strategies used by songwriters to convey musical ideas.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.