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Pop Song Writing 1 (MUSI10184)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUSI10184
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces the basics of song writing for the commercial music industry. Aspects of song form including the chorus and the hook, lyric writing and industry requirements will be examined. Pop Song Writing is delivered as a lecture and workshop in a large group format and will illuminate the fundamental principles of song writing. It is also a practical class forum for the workshop of new pop songs and provides the opportunity for the individual development and showing of new songs and group discussion of issues related to pop song composition. During the course students will be required to engage in whole group discussion and to present complete and ongoing pop songs.

Intended learning outcomes

On completing this subject students will:

  • develop an appreciation and understanding of the nature of commercial music making
  • be cognisant of the key elements of pop song writing
  • develop an appreciation of the pop song development process in a solo and group environment

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will:

  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems

Last updated: 11 October 2019