MAPA604 – Songwriting 2

Module code
Module title
Songwriting 2
To expand on fundamental songwriting tools and analyse and apply appropriate songwriting strategies in relation to a range of contexts.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, portfolio, tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, guest speakers, field trips, critiques, collaborative projects, as appropriate.
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse methods and strategies of contemporary songwriting practice
2. Apply relevant songwriting strategies in the creation of a portfolio of work
3. Demonstrate ability to act and think independently through a reflective process
• Contemporary songwriting strategies
• Models of collaborative songwriting practice
• Contextual research
• Genre
• Artistry and aesthetics
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students must complete all assessments and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Studio and presentation spaces
• Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec computers.