Courses & Units

Improvisation Skills FCB201

Hobart

Note:

It is recommended that students take this elective in their second year of study or after completing one year of FCM performance units. Should you require further clarification, please contact the Unit Coordinator.

Introduction

This unit aims to provide students with a range of information and associated skills related to the improvisational expression of musical ideas. There will be an emphasis on immediacy of realisation through a range of situations and experiences where improvisation is required. The focus will be on defining the understanding of improvisation beyond stylistic, genre based and idiomatic constraints in order to enhance the student's ability to respond creatively to stimuli in a variety of contexts. Students will participate in solo, small and large group improvisations and will use a a range of mediums both traditional and non-traditional.

Summary

Unit name Improvisation Skills
Unit code FCB201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator Mr Alistair Dobson
Teaching staff

Mr Alistair Dobson

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit?

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour and 1 x 60 minute workshop/lecture weekly (13 weeks)

Assessment

End of semester assessment/performance: 20%,

Weekly activities, in-class assessments and participation: 50%

Composition and written rationale: 30%

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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