Courses & Units

Studio Practice 2A FFE201

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit introduces students to arranging for small to medium ensembles in a popular music context. Students will apply musical knowledge acquired in Practical Popular Music Theory 1 and 2 to produce arrangements of new and/or existing work. Students will analyse, and apply, idiomatic approaches to voice leading, instrumentation, rhythm, harmony, melody and structure to produce arrangements in popular music styles/genres.


Unit name Studio Practice 2A
Unit code FFE201
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Ms Sonya Brough
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate applied knowledge of arranging within popular music styles / genres
  • analyse, synthesise and adapt arrangement ideas from existing works
  • identify and communicate musical ideas appropriate for arranging for small to medium ensembles in a range of styles
  • demonstrate creative judgement and critical reflection in producing arrangements of new and existing work
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AssessmentDemonstration (30%)|Demonstration (40%)|Essay (30%)
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