Katikati College

3MUCA

Level 3 Composing Music - Creative Sounds - Semester A

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Course Description

Aim To create student compositions and arrangement to release as either a CD and or via a Sound Cloud account.

In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to compose music in varying styles and to arrange existing music. Through this you can develop your own individual compositional style. You will also develop skills in using different modes of technology to write and record your musical ideas. You can create music either individually or in groups with other students within the class. You will design your own album cover and learn to critique through knowledge of others' compositions. It is expected that students will develop skills in all areas but will complete between 8 and 12 credits for assessment. Not all skills taught will be assessed


Teacher in Charge

Wendy Fleming


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

NZQA fees.
Headphones and device with QR Reader app downloaded (free version)
It is expected that students will extend their listening range by attending two concerts during this course. Transport and Ticket costs to be advised.


Recommended Prior Learning

Ten Level 2 music credits (including either arrangement or composition achievement standard) or by interview with the HOF.


Pathway Tags

Record Producer. Alternate Titles: Producer, Music Producer.; Recording Engineer, A & R Administrator, Personal Manager, Program Director (PD), Music Director (MD), Radio DJ (DJ), Teaching, Composing film and tv music, Radio, Musician. Music Therapist, Instrument Technician, Public Relations and Advertising, Ethnomusicology, Choreography,


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
3
I
8
A.S. 91424 v2 Music Studies 3.9 - Create two arrangements for an ensemble
3
I
4
U.S. 23730 v4 Operate music sequencing, editing, and music notation application(s)
3
I
8
A.S. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
3
I
8
Y
Total Credits
16
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