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African Music and Dance Ensemble (MUSI10148)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeMUSI10148
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject introduces students to music and dance in West Africa. Through weekly rehearsals culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to perform traditional rhythmic patterns using drums, bells, and their bodies; students also have the opportunity to learn traditional dance steps. Weekly lectures place West African music and dance within their cultural and historical contexts.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • perform basic rhythmic patterns in West African traditional music and dance;
  • work cooperatively as a dancer and instrumentalist in a West African percussion ensemble;
  • demonstrate basic competency as a performer of music and dance traditions from West Africa;
  • identify and describe the cultural and historical significance of music and dance in West African societies.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • an openness to new ideas about music;
  • the ability to work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
  • the capacity to think critically and independently as a musician;
  • an informed understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

DescriptionTimingPercentage
  • Written exam
  • 30 minutes
Week 620%
  • Written exam
  • 30 minutes
Week 1220%
  • A ten-minute practical exam
  • 10 minutes
End of semester30%
  • Active contribution to all rehearsals and performances
Throughout the semester30%

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorNicholas Tochka
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursSummer: 36 hours, comprising one 2-hour lectures and two 2-hour tutorials per week.
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 January 2019
    Census date18 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 2 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorNicholas Tochka
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours, One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour rehearsal each week during semester and an end of semester performance
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019
  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorNicholas Tochka
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours, One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour rehearsal each week during semester and an end of semester performance
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

Time commitment details

136 hours

Additional delivery details

Not available to BMus students

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Recommended texts and other resources

    Readings will be available through the LMS.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 1 May 2019