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MUI1001 Collaborative Music Practice 1

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BMUC or BCAW


Making music as a practising musician is a demanding craft that requires a range of musicianship and supporting competencies. This is a foundational course that develops musicianship where students will learn practical skills in musical technique and communication, particularly as they relate to contemporary ensemble playing. Students participate in collaborative activities aimed at developing prototype behaviours of a functional practicing musician, including musicianship, versatility, adaptability, leadership, reliability, interpersonal skills and self-reflection.

This course is designed to help students transition into the study of music at university level. Taught by staff possessing expertise in a wide range of musical skills, students are exposed to different genres, instruments, ensemble configurations and performance situations in real time or via the StudyDesk.

Students will undertake musical cross-training within a group dynamic as well as gaining the requisite knowledge and skills and the application of technique specific to their solo instrument as it relates to performing in a contemporary ensemble, or where appropriate, performing as a lead instrument.

Students will collaborate to create performances showcasing the learning that has been undertaken during the semester and will be assessed on activities relating to the development and execution of these performance outcomes.

Learning activities are designed to provide students with formative feedback throughout the semester, with early assessment in place to assist in identifying students in need of extra support.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023