CART11009 - Music Production 1: Fundamental Recording and Performance
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will explore the basic skills of recording, presenting and performing your music. By spending time in the recording and production studios, you will gain fundamental skills in recording audio, loops, and using MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) instruments. You will attend classes in production, instrumental skills, movement, and stagecraft. Over the term you will record a portfolio of three songs in consultation with a tutor. You will also perform in an open performance of solo and duo acts from first-year students.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Residential Schools

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Cairns

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Practical Assessment 50%
3. Written Assessment 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain music technology fundamentals associated with audio including signal flow, microphones, recording, mixing, production, mastering and audio concepts
  2. Describe music technology fundamentals associated with MIDI (musical instrument digital interface)
  3. Apply basic digital audio and MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) technologies in a manner that displays technical and creative understanding and fluency
  4. Perform on a chosen instrument in a manner that displays practical and creative understanding and fluency.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)      
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication        
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)    
2 - Practical Assessment            
3 - Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools 11
Author/s: Frank D. Cook Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Cengage Learning
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This book presently (November 2016) is not available in an e-book (kindle) format. There is one available for the previous version of the program so please be advised it is coming, whether it arrives before the course begins or not is unknown at this time.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • ebook - Cook, F. Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro-Tools 11
Unit CoordinatorRob Woodward (r.woodward@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
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