MUSA224-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Orchestration, Arrangement and Remixing 2

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

This occurrence is not offered


This course will assist students to further develop skills in instrumentation and scoring for combinations of instruments, writing arrangements for small ensembles, using virtual instruments, scoring for film, and using the computer to arrange and remix existing work.

Students will attend lectures and tutorials/laboratories.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will have developed:
*  detailed understanding of instruments, their ranges and capabilities;
*  more advanced skills in orchestrating from piano score to small ensembles and combos;
*  further development of skills in using virtual instruments;
*  more sophisticated skills in remixing, managing timbre and texture;
*  transcription and arrangements for small- to medium-sized ensembles;
*  more advanced skills in some uses of DAWs including software instruments and sample libraries, and remixing.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.



MUSI 224

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 122 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Fine Arts 225 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Hamish Oliver


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Orchestra/Arranging/Remixing Task 1 50%
Orchestration/Arranging/Remixing Task 2 50%


Use of Technology

This course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course.  Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.

You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools.  LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials.  For help using LEARN, refer to:

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:

A+  90–100;    A   85–89;    A-  80–84;    B+   75–79;    B 70–74;    B-   65–69;     C+  60–64;     C  55–59;     C- 50–54;     D  40–49;   E  0–39
In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,600.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All MUSA224 Occurrences

  • MUSA224-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018 - Not Offered