This unit describes skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply concepts about the social significance of music to one's own professional practice.  It applies to individuals who require in-depth understanding of the function of music in society, particularly in relation to the cultural and commercial value of music.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - source information about the role of music and music and audio technologies, including its history, social and cultural functions, commercial value and impact in other disciplines; - analyse and synthesise research findings, and; - develop and implement a strategy to incorporate understanding of the social, cultural and commercial values of music into own practice. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the historical evolution of music and music and audio technologies; - explain the significance of music in different cultural contexts; - describe the social impact of music, and; - explain the commercial value of music in the contemporary context.

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