ADVANCE CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC TEACHING
The Advanced Certificate in Music Teaching aims to equip experienced music educators with the skills set to facilitate the Hitmaker Accelerated Foundation Programme in a holistic and authentic manner. This is an intense programme to align the learners with Hitmaker’s teaching practices and ethos.
At the end of the programme, stude
- Demonstrate critical and essential pedagogical skills and strategies for the purpose of facilitating Hitmaker’s music programmes.
- Apply practical skills and knowledge and be effective communicators who are reflective, and constantly working on becoming their own teaching advocates.
|Blended or E-learning
|Coursework and Quizzes | Assignment | Exam (Practical and Paper-based)
9 months | No refund for failure to complete course
- Performance Style & Appreciation (Jazz/Contemporary)
Students will gain an analytical overview of styles, chart reading and critical listening as they relate to repertoire requirements. Some of the styles covered include rock, rhythm &blues, jazz, and Latin music.
- Accelerated Tonal/Contemporary Harmony
The first part of this module aims to provide students with the knowledge of fundamental tonal music theories and principles. These include melody writing, transposition and 4-part harmony. These are the building blocks for more advanced composition and arranging modules.
The second part aims to arm the student with basic harmonic techniques to be able to recognise, identify and create chord progressions. The aim is to foster a creative approach for student’s own compositions, improvisations and other musical endeavours.
- Accelerated Tonal Solfege/Contemporary for Ear Training
The first part of this module is a key foundation to understanding basic aural and sight singing theory such as recognition of pulse, pitch, rhythms, and melody. Students will gain confidence in understanding and interacting musically in a live band.
The second part of this module takes the fundamentals of traditional solfege and incorporates a contemporary approach. Students will be exposed to chord progressions, extended chords, and characteristically modern rhythms such as funk and jazz, among others.
- Accelerated Nomenclature
This module is designed to bridge the gap between the understandings of naming conventions between a Western and Eastern musical education.
The first goal will aim to provide the student with a succinct understanding of all the common musical terms associated with traditional music learning.
The second aims to prepare the student, armed with this knowledge, to crossover into the world of contemporary music. They will learn not just definitions and naming/analysis conventions, but also slang and terms used to communicate with musicians from all corners of the globe in this ever-evolving world.
- Introduction To The Learning Theories and the Psychology & Sociology of Learning
This module is a key foundation to teaching and learning theory. Learners will be taught different pedagogical approaches, learning theories such as Illeris Three Dimensions of Learning and Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory.
They will learn the importance of profiling their own learners, applying active learning strategies and classroom management skills in their classrooms.
Throughout this module, real and authentic examples of professional practice will be experienced throughout the module. They will also learn the teacher code of ethics/conduct and best teaching practices.
- Theoretical and Cultural Applications In Music education: An Introduction
This module aims to equip learners with effective and reflective communication language skills that can serve to empower, motivate and encourage their own students. Learners will also have the chance to apply different effective strategies and approaches in real simulated classroom scenarios to achieve an authentic learning experience.
- Music Education Pedagogy, E-Pedagogy, and Facilitation
In this module, students will be taught essential pedagogies and practices in both traditional face-to-face settings and virtual classrooms. Students will also learn facilitating and acting skills to prepare them in their role as a “Facili-Actor” where he/she is a holistic and multi-dimensional collaborative educator in today’s dynamic education landscape.
The Foundation Diploma comprises of a combination of multiple assessment methods depending on the design and nature of the course. Our programme emphasises a substantial amount of practical based elements that would require a combination of different assessment methods:
- Practical / Live Performance Exam
- Written Exam
- Written and Practical Assignments
- Workshop Assignments
- Project Assignments
- Examinations & Assignments: 60%
- Workshop Assignment: 20%
- Participation: 10%
- Ethics: 10%
- High Distinction (HD) – 90 Marks and Above
- Distinction (D) – 75 to 89
- Credit (C) – 60 to 74
- Pass (P) – 50 to 59
- Fail (F) – 49 Marks and below
EXPECTED EXAMINATION RESULTS RELEASE DATE | 1month after the examination
EXPECTED AWARD CONFERMENT DATE | within 1 month after successful completion of all modules