Many students play a musical instrument, or sing, or indeed do both. Some are interested in the production side of music, such as recording, editing and mixing. Some are songwriters. In today’s marketplace, the savvy musician has a level of skill in each of these areas.
The Certificate II in Music course is designed with this in mind, and incorporates elements of the three aspects mentioned above. Successful completion of this course means students will graduate with a formal qualification in Music, delivered by Scotch College but auspiced by Melbourne based group COSAMP, the educational division of professional Melbourne recording studio Salt Studios.
This is a competency-based course, developing in students a hybrid skill set of musicianship, sound engineering and composition.
Students will complete core units of study in the following areas:
- Perform simple musical pieces
- Perform simple repertoire in ensembles
- Perform from simple written notation
- Develop musical ideas and knowledge
- Developing and apply creative arts industry knowledge
- Create simple musical compositions
- Work effectively with others
- Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Students within this course complete the Certificate II requirements over a 12 month period.
All nationally recognised courses use a competency-based approach to assessment. This involves students being assessed against standard criteria or benchmarks. A student is judged as either competent or not yet competent. The judgement is made on the basis of evidence which can be in a variety of forms, for example written tests, performance observations, quizzes, viva voce interviews or portfolios. All assessment requirements need to be met concurrently to demonstrate the achievement of an element of competency. All elements of competency must be achieved to demonstrate the achievement of a unit of competency.