Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CUAMCP602 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Extend techniques for composing music

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Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CUAMCP602 - Extend techniques for composing music
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to refine music composition skills in any music genre.It applies to individuals who apply commitment and high level skills in aural imagination, melodic development, instrumentation and orchestration to extend the range of compositional briefs to which they can confidently respond. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

an appropriate range of instruments and equipment relevant to the selected musical styles

software, hardware and audio equipment for composing, orchestrating and setting down music.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Set professional development goals
  • Listen to and critique recordings of own compositions with appropriate people
  • Evaluate and discuss factors that contribute to excellence in music composition
  • Listen to and evaluate the work of master composers, and identify techniques that could be applied to own practice
  • Develop networking strategies to cultivate relationships that will enhance own professional practice
  • Document professional development goals, and establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development
       
Element: Practice to refine techniques
  • Devise a practice plan that incorporates goals for refining composition techniques
  • Seek feedback from others and critically review own compositions
  • Experiment with ways of improving own compositions
  • Discuss revised compositions with peers and/or mentors, and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement strategies
       
Element: Compose music
  • Seek music compositional work that extends the range of own creative practice
  • Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points in response to briefs
  • Experiment with options for realising musical ideas, and refine in discussion with appropriate people
  • Apply a wide range of compositional techniques to organise musical elements into working versions of musical pieces
  • Listen to and evaluate work in progress with appropriate people, and seek creative and technical feedback
  • Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final compositions
  • Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where compositions are being played, and make adjustments to compositions as required
  • Present all compositions with appropriate copyright notices and in required format by agreed deadline
       
Element: Review own skill development
  • Compare work against previous compositions to assess development of techniques and ideas
  • Evaluate level of improvement in own compositional techniques against agreed criteria
  • Seek feedback on compositions from appropriate personnel, and incorporate their suggestions and ideas into own future professional development strategies
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Set professional development goals

1.1 Listen to and critique recordings of own compositions with appropriate people

1.2 Evaluate and discuss factors that contribute to excellence in music composition

1.3 Listen to and evaluate the work of master composers, and identify techniques that could be applied to own practice

1.4 Develop networking strategies to cultivate relationships that will enhance own professional practice

1.5 Document professional development goals, and establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development

2. Practice to refine techniques

2.1 Devise a practice plan that incorporates goals for refining composition techniques

2.2 Seek feedback from others and critically review own compositions

2.3 Experiment with ways of improving own compositions

2.4 Discuss revised compositions with peers and/or mentors, and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement strategies

3. Compose music

3.1 Seek music compositional work that extends the range of own creative practice

3.2 Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points in response to briefs

3.3 Experiment with options for realising musical ideas, and refine in discussion with appropriate people

3.4 Apply a wide range of compositional techniques to organise musical elements into working versions of musical pieces

3.5 Listen to and evaluate work in progress with appropriate people, and seek creative and technical feedback

3.6 Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final compositions

3.7 Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where compositions are being played, and make adjustments to compositions as required

3.8 Present all compositions with appropriate copyright notices and in required format by agreed deadline

4. Review own skill development

4.1 Compare work against previous compositions to assess development of techniques and ideas

4.2 Evaluate level of improvement in own compositional techniques against agreed criteria

4.3 Seek feedback on compositions from appropriate personnel, and incorporate their suggestions and ideas into own future professional development strategies

Evidence of the ability to:

practice, plan and monitor progress in own professional skill development

compose, in response to different briefs, a selection of musical pieces that demonstrate advanced skills in compositional techniques

evaluate own compositions, and seek and use feedback from others to extend compositional skills.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

explain factors and techniques that contribute to excellence in music composition

explain music and compositional elements and other criteria that might be used to measure skill development

analyse issues and challenges that typically arise in the context of extending techniques for composing music, and explain how they may be overcome.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Set professional development goals

1.1 Listen to and critique recordings of own compositions with appropriate people

1.2 Evaluate and discuss factors that contribute to excellence in music composition

1.3 Listen to and evaluate the work of master composers, and identify techniques that could be applied to own practice

1.4 Develop networking strategies to cultivate relationships that will enhance own professional practice

1.5 Document professional development goals, and establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development

2. Practice to refine techniques

2.1 Devise a practice plan that incorporates goals for refining composition techniques

2.2 Seek feedback from others and critically review own compositions

2.3 Experiment with ways of improving own compositions

2.4 Discuss revised compositions with peers and/or mentors, and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement strategies

3. Compose music

3.1 Seek music compositional work that extends the range of own creative practice

3.2 Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points in response to briefs

3.3 Experiment with options for realising musical ideas, and refine in discussion with appropriate people

3.4 Apply a wide range of compositional techniques to organise musical elements into working versions of musical pieces

3.5 Listen to and evaluate work in progress with appropriate people, and seek creative and technical feedback

3.6 Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final compositions

3.7 Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where compositions are being played, and make adjustments to compositions as required

3.8 Present all compositions with appropriate copyright notices and in required format by agreed deadline

4. Review own skill development

4.1 Compare work against previous compositions to assess development of techniques and ideas

4.2 Evaluate level of improvement in own compositional techniques against agreed criteria

4.3 Seek feedback on compositions from appropriate personnel, and incorporate their suggestions and ideas into own future professional development strategies

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Listen to and critique recordings of own compositions with appropriate people 
Evaluate and discuss factors that contribute to excellence in music composition 
Listen to and evaluate the work of master composers, and identify techniques that could be applied to own practice 
Develop networking strategies to cultivate relationships that will enhance own professional practice 
Document professional development goals, and establish criteria for monitoring and evaluating own skill development 
Devise a practice plan that incorporates goals for refining composition techniques 
Seek feedback from others and critically review own compositions 
Experiment with ways of improving own compositions 
Discuss revised compositions with peers and/or mentors, and use their feedback to inform continuous improvement strategies 
Seek music compositional work that extends the range of own creative practice 
Generate a range of musical ideas or starting points in response to briefs 
Experiment with options for realising musical ideas, and refine in discussion with appropriate people 
Apply a wide range of compositional techniques to organise musical elements into working versions of musical pieces 
Listen to and evaluate work in progress with appropriate people, and seek creative and technical feedback 
Incorporate ideas and suggestions into final compositions 
Attend rehearsals or performance workshops where compositions are being played, and make adjustments to compositions as required 
Present all compositions with appropriate copyright notices and in required format by agreed deadline 
Compare work against previous compositions to assess development of techniques and ideas 
Evaluate level of improvement in own compositional techniques against agreed criteria 
Seek feedback on compositions from appropriate personnel, and incorporate their suggestions and ideas into own future professional development strategies 

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