Level 3 Music

MUS301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Baldwin

Recommended Prior Learning

If you are taking performance credits, you need to have about 4 years’ experience on your chosen instrument or have reached the standard that is normally attained after such a period of time. You should have normally taken (and passed) Music at level 2 to be eligible for this course. Any concession to this is at the discretion of the HOD.



There are two courses available in Music at level 3: Making Music and Music Studies. A student taking Music as a subject at level 3 may form their own combination of standards for an individualized programme, selecting from either option. They are expected to attempt about 24 credits from a combination of the two courses. Each individualized programme must be approved by the subject teachers in the first week of the course. To be eligible for subject endorsement, at least one of the externals should be attempted.

MUSIC ACADEMY – DOUBLE MUSIC
It is possible for a student to enrol in music as a double subject, having 2 periods a day timetabled for music. Entry to the Music Academy is on the basis of considerable success at level 2 and needs to be approved by the HOD. Students presenting themselves for double music need to attempt at least 40 credits from the two music options available. One period a day will be largely self-directed, working on composition, research, arranging and performing. The other will be more in a lecture setting, concentrating on the other standards. This course is ideal for those intending to embark on a Bachelor of Music degree or full time tertiary study in music, as it covers the full range of the academic and practical aspects of music at level 3.



Faculties:

Music



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2 Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91417 v2 Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91418 v2 Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91420 v2 Making Music 3.5 - Integrate aural skills into written representation
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91421 v3 Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91422 v2 Music Studies 3.7 - Analyse a substantial music work
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91423 v2 Music Studies 3.8 - Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91424 v2 Music Studies 3.9 - Create two arrangements for an ensemble
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91425 v2 Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
3
I
8
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 58

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 58 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.