Contemporary Music Studies

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

Contemporary Music Studies

Contemporary Music Studies core requirements apply to students undertaking the following courses. Specific requirements are listed in the relevant enrolment pattern.
(a) BMusic (Contemporary Music Practice program):
(i) 6 credit points in MUSC1611 The Studio for Songwriters 1;
(ii) 18 credit points of Contemporary Music Studies electives.
 
(a) Diploma of Music (Contemporary Music Practice program):
(i) 6 credit points in MUSC1611 The Studio for Songwriters 1;
(ii) 18 credit points of Contemporary Music Studies electives.
 

Core

MUSC1611
The Studio for Songwriters 1
6    A Students enrolling in this unit of study must have some experience with writing their own original songs in a contemporary music style
P MUSC1401
Semester 2

Electives

CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6      Semester 2
CMPN2510
Scoring and Arranging for the Screen
6      Semester 2
JAZZ1021
Jazz History 1
3    A Students enrolling in this unit are expected to have strong overall music skills including notation, reading, aural skills, music research and analysis and jazz performance (excluding non-jazz students)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.
Semester 2
JAZZ1022
Jazz History 2
3    P JAZZ1021


Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.
Semester 1
JAZZ3631
Music Business Skills
6      Semester 2
MUSC1300
Popular Music Ensemble
3      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
MUSC1604
Music, Health and Wellbeing
6      Semester 2
MUSC2614
Composition Workshop
6    P 18 credit points of 1000-level units
Semester 1
MUSC2616
Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6      Semester 1
MUSC2638
Jazz Riots and Revolutions

This unit of study is not available in 2022

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
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
MUSC2695
Popular Music Theory
6    P MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC1501 or MUSC2693 or MCGY1009 or JAZZ1621 or JAZZ1019
Semester 1
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653 or CMPN1013
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
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6   

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