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Professional Score Production

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 3183
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
26
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
Fall

Overview

Course Description
Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on lab work students will create professional musical scores and parts. Topics include score and part formats, data entry, notated and graphic representations, proofing, playback, part extraction, instructions and diagrams, score aesthetics, publisher formats, and binding and presentation.
Course Content
  1. Standard score formats and representations
  2. Score layout and considerations
  3. Manual score preparation
  4. Graphic-based vs. rule-based representation
  5. Entry and/or importing data
  6. Transposition and Ranges
  7. Scanning and data conversion
  8. Local and global score data
  9. Notational practices for rhythm, clusters, accidentals
  10. Complex and graphic notation, tab, chord symbols
  11. Score instructions/graphics
  12. Part extraction
  13. Part preparation and score binding
  14. Publication formats
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture/demonstration. Students will work on in-class exercises in the Technology Lab, and will complete regular exercises and assignments outside of class time.

Means of Assessment
Weekly assignments 30%
Quizzes (minimum of 2) 15%
Midterm project 15%
Final project* 40%
  100%

* The Final Project constitutes one component of the graduation portfolio requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Through lecture/demonstrations and hands-on work students will learn to produce professional quality scores and parts. A variety of software packages will be examined and used as part of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to music representation.

On the successful completion of this course students will be able take hand-written scores or sequenced data and quickly create scores and parts useable by professionals in situations ranging from studio recording sessions to symphony orchestra performances. Students will be able to provide score and part excerpts for the publishing industry, including lead sheets, children’s books, and academic journals.

Textbook Materials

Heussenstamm, George. The Norton Manual of Music Notation. W.W. Norton & Co. New York, New York.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites

Music Technology Certificate program entrance or permission of instructor

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 3XXX (1.5) 2011/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 3XX (1) 2012/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 3XX (2) 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2012/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2012/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (2) 2012/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (2) 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (0.5) 2012/09/01 to 2016/08/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2011/09/01 to 2012/08/31

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.