SMC Foundation diploma – Music
This course focuses on student’s creativity in the musical context. Students are given the flexibility to explore different musical genres of their choice and are given the opportunity to work both collaboratively and individually. There are a wide range of components covered in this course, with an emphasis on performance, creativity, and music technology.
Skills developed in this course:
- Performance music
- Composition / Arranging
- Demonstration of music by listening, identifying, describing, and classifying
- Music technology
This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Music and IB Music
There will be SEVEN equally weighted assessment opportunities offered throughout the year of which students must choose FOUR.
Music Performance Portfolio
- Solo performance – 25%
- Group performance – 25%
- Songwriting – 25%
- Arranging – 25%
- ‘Live’ Sound Technology – 25%
- Recording Studio Technology – 25%
- Understanding Music in context – 25%
A reflective journal is also a required component of the Music Foundation Diploma Course.