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MUI2002 Popular Songwriting

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 : 25 March 2023


Today’s musician must have a fundamental grasp of creative processes, as unique musical contributions become increasingly important to the sustainability of portfolio careers. This course encourages students to explore their own creativity through the vehicle of popular songwriting.

This course explores and activates student's prior knowledge of popular music and introduces the element of the lyric to musical language. Through a mix of guided exercises and projects students will apply a variety of skills (analytical, written, aural, performative) in a specialised manner to create popular songs. The course also offers students a chance to participate in collaborative learning activities introducing them to new perspectives and facilitating key network building opportunities. Weekly learning activities and work created as part of assessment in this course will contribute directly to the development of a professional portfolio of creative work. Fostering the creative and critical skills required for producing original musical works in turn supports students in their development of the creative enterprise and entrepreneurial skills that are essential to early career success in the creative arts.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023