Music

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Music

Major

A major in Music requires 48 credit points from this table, including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level units from Analysis, History and Culture Studies units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level units from Music Skills: Music Theory and Aural Skills units
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iv)18 credit points of 3000-level units, including MUSC3699 Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units such as PERF3640 Industry and Community Projects

Minor

A minor in Music requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level units from Analysis, History and Culture Studies units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level units from Music Skills: Music Theory and Aural Skills units
(iii) 12 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

1000 level units of study

Analysis, History and Culture Studies
MCGY1030
This is Music
6   

This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, History and Culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY1031
Australian Musical Worlds
6      Semester 2
MUSC1506
Music in Western Culture
6    A The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and knowledge of elementary music theory
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6      Semester 1
Music Skills
MUSC1501
Extended Fundamentals of Music
6    A HSC Music 2
Semester 2
MUSC1503
Fundamentals of Music 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1504
Fundamentals of Music 2
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

MCGY2601
Perception of Music Performance
6      Semester 2
MCGY2611
Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque
6    A Ability to read musical notation
Semester 2
MCGY2612
Music in the Classical and Romantic Eras
6    A The ability to read musical notation and basic knowledge of music theory


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, History and Culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY2613
Music in Modern Times
6    A Ability to read musical notation


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY2621
Exploring Ethnomusicology
6    P MCGY1030


This is a compulsory unit for the minor in ethnomusicology. If prerequisite not met, you may apply for special permission.
Semester 2
MUSC2612
Music Performance
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 5 minutes and a brief interview. Must have 18 credit points of 1000-level units from any discipline or faculty.
Semester 1
MUSC2613
Music Ensembles Performance
6    P MUSC2612
Semester 2
MUSC2614
Composition Workshop
6    P 18 credit points of 1000-level units
Semester 1
MUSC2638
Jazz Riots and Revolutions

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 2
MUSC2644
Introduction to the Philosophy of Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2645
Psychology of Music
6      Semester 1
MUSC2648
Words and Music : Song Across Cultures
6    P 18 credit points of 1000-level units
Semester 1
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6   

An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1
MUSC2654
Popular Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2663
Survey of Film Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2666
Global Sound: Drum and Bass, Rhythm and Soul
6      Semester 1
MUSC2672
Australian Popular Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2675
History of the Musical

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 2
MUSC2693
Fundamentals of Music 3
6    P MUSC1504
Semester 2
MUSC2695
Popular Music Theory
6    P MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC1501 or MUSC2693 or MCGY1009 or JAZZ1621 or JAZZ1019
Semester 1

3000 level units of study

Core
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6   

A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required.
Semester 2
Selective
MCGY3602
Understanding East Asian Music
6      Semester 2
MCGY3604
J.S. Bach and his World
6      Semester 1
MCGY3629
Romanticism and the Fantastic

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
Semester 1
MCGY3630
New Germans: Wagner and Liszt 1848-76
6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850
P MCGY2612
Semester 1
MCGY3636
Mozart's World: Music in the Age of Reason

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    A It is strongly recommended that students have completed MCGY2612, or have a sound knowledge of the Viennese Classical repertoire.


Dr Alan Maddox
Semester 1
MCGY3639
Modernism in Austria and Germany 1889-1914

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    P MCGY2612
Semester 2
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653 or CMPN1013
Semester 2
MUSC3609
Musicology
6   

This unit is a requirement for Honours in the Arts Music unit.
Semester 2
MUSC3610
Musical Traditions and Globalization
6      Semester 2
MUSC3629
Music and Everyday Life
6   

This unit is a requirement for Honours in the BA.
Semester 2
MUSC3630
Popular Music and the Moving Image
6      Semester 1
MUSC3631
Music in Public: Performance and Power
6      Semester 2
MUSC3639
Music Journalism
6      Semester 1
MUSC3640
Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6   

Musical knowledge may be helpful but not necessary
Semester 2
MUSC3641
Music, Environment and Climate Change

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6   

A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required.
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary Project units of study

PERF3640
Industry and Community Projects
6    A upper-level disciplinary knowledge
P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2