13MUS

Level 3 Music

Course Description

Level 3 Music  MUS 301

This course is designed for students who enjoy music making and also for those looking to pursue Music at tertiary level. It will be based around learning to perform music and creating your own.

This course takes a 'hands on' practical approach to learning music. The assessments are built around music composition and performance. Students can select their assessment points based on their interests and strengths.

In composition students learn to create their own music - from songs to symphonies.

In performance students learn an instrument and perform in both solo and group situations.

Music history and theory are woven into the learning.

A genuine desire to create, re-create and appreciate music.  Students are encouraged to be learning an instrument or voice.  This course is designed to heighten musical awareness in students and sharpen musical skills with the emphasis on practical music making.

For further information see:  Mr Duncan


Pathway

CAREERS IN MUSIC 🎸🎹🎤🎸🎷🎺
Musician, performer
- Creates and/or learns musical pieces
- Practices and records music
- Performs in a studio or in front of an audience
- Arranges venues, events and other musicians

Secondary school teacher, primary school teacher
- Plans and delivers instructional lessons
- Evaluates performance and provides feedback
- Sets and marks assignments and tests

Private music teacher / tutor
- Plans and teaches music lessons
- Communicates student progress to whānau
- Arranges public performances and recitals

Musical director
- Directs groups of performers and may accompany them
- Recruits and auditions new members and fosters development
- Arranges and directs performances and events

Sound technician
- Assembles and operates sound equipment
- Creates sound effects or alters sounds
- Mixes and balances sounds

Composer
- Creates new music eg, scores for TV, apps
- Creates sound worlds using live musicians, created and found electronic sounds, and sampling methods
- Works with professionals eg, producers, editors

Arts administrator / manager
- Plans logistics, provides office support, and manages budgets/schedules for events, venues, performers, managers
- Contributes to marketing materials and media
- Develops new projects and initiatives

Music therapist
- Uses music creatively to help people address social, emotional or physical difficulties
- Devises and monitors therapeutic strategies
- Encourages patients to express themselves through music and effect positive changes

Event manager
- Develops and plans concepts for events
- Creates and maintains an event budget
- Promotes and implements an event

Content specialist
- Plans, produces and edits online or print content
- Manages social media accounts and campaigns
- Liaises with others eg, production staff, digital communities, media

Musical instrument sales / retail assistant
- Answers enquiries and gives advice
- Creates displays and manages stock
- Collects payments and tallies sales

Dance teacher / instructor
- Plans and teaches dance lessons
- Choreographs routines, usually to music
- Directs and coordinates public performances

Entrepreneur and CEO
- Develops an idea to form their own business
- Gets involved in a start-up
- Offers services as a freelancer/consultant

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 58 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91417 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91418 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91419 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91420 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.5 - Integrate aural skills into written representation
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91421 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91422 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.7 - Analyse a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91423 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.8 - Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91424 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.9 - Create two arrangements for an ensemble
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91425 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91849 v1
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 58
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 58

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.