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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, and scoring for film.
This course will assist students to develop skills in instrumentation and scoring for combinations of instruments, as well as expanding piano scores for small ensembles. It will also assist students to acquire skills in using virtual instruments, scoring for film, using a computer to arrange an existing work, and using of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
Knowledge of instruments, their ranges and capabilities; Skills in orchestrating from piano score to small ensembles and combos; Skills in using virtual instruments; Skills in managing timbre and texture; Skills in transcribing and arranging musical material for small orchestras and various popular genres; Skills in some uses of DAWs including software instruments.Transferable Skills:Identifying and conceptualising and solving problemsDecision-makingSelf-assessmentGoal-settingTime-management and meeting deadlinesDesign and construction skillsVerbal and written articulation skills
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
MUSA125, and either MUSA120 or MUSA122.
Lectures: Fridays 9:00–11:50 FA122Laboratory: Fridays 11:00-11:50 FA225 Computer LabStudent workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:• 24 hours attending lectures• 12 hours attending tutorials• 114 hours of self-directed study
Students will undertake:Two significant and contrasting orchestration / arranging tasks worth 50% each. One of the assignments must be a notated orchestration of a work to be decided in consultation with the course lecturers; the other can be an orchestration or an arrangement. All submissions must be made via Learn. Work not submitted through Learn will not be assessed.Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.
Domestic fee $867.00
International fee $4,000.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Humanities and Creative Arts