Music Skills

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

Music Skills

Music Skills requirements apply to students undertaking the following degrees. Specific requirements are listed in the relevant enrolment pattern.
(a) BMusic
(b) BMusic (Composition)
(c) BMusic (Music Education)
(d) BMusic (Performance)
(e) BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Composition)
(f) BMusic/BAdvanced Studies (Performance)
(g) Diploma of Music

Music Theory and Aural Skills

MCGY1000
Aural Perception 1
3   

Completion of a Music Skills Evaluation is essential prior to commencement. Students who have not completed this diagnostic test should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1001
Aural Perception 1A
3   

Completion of a Music Skills Evaluation is essential prior to commencement. Students who have not completed this diagnostic test should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1002
Aural Perception 1B
3    P MCGY1001
Semester 2
MCGY1003
Aural Perception 2
3    P MCGY1000 or MCGY1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2004
Aural Perception 3
3    P MCGY1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2005
Aural Perception 4
3    P MCGY2004
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1008
Harmony and Analysis 1
3    A Ability to read musical notation including treble and bass clefs, and knowledge of scales, intervals and triads in tonal music


Completion of a Tutorial Streaming Exercise is essential prior to commencement. Students who have not completed this diagnostic test should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1009
Harmony and Analysis 2
3    P MCGY1008
Semester 2
MCGY2010
Harmony and Analysis 3
3    P MCGY1009
Semester 1
MCGY2011
Harmony and Analysis 4
3    P MCGY2010
Semester 2
JAZZ1621
Jazz Music Skills 1
6      Semester 1
JAZZ1622
Jazz Music Skills 2
6    P JAZZ1621
Semester 2
JAZZ2623
Jazz Music Skills 3
6    P JAZZ1622
Semester 1
JAZZ2624
Jazz Music Skills 4
6    P JAZZ2623
Semester 2
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
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
JAZZ3301
Rhythm Awareness/Analysis
3   

Non-Jazz degree students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Unit Coordinator.
Semester 1

Music Skills electives

JAZZ1015
Jazz Ear Training 1
3      Semester 1
JAZZ1016
Jazz Ear Training 2
3    P JAZZ1015
Semester 2
JAZZ2038
Jazz Ear Training 3
3    P JAZZ1016
Semester 1
JAZZ2039
Jazz Ear Training 4
3    P JAZZ2038
Semester 2
JAZZ1019
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 1
3      Semester 1
JAZZ1020
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 2
3    P JAZZ1019
Semester 2
JAZZ2016
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 3
3    P JAZZ1020
Semester 1
JAZZ2017
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 4
3    P JAZZ2016
Semester 2
JAZZ3631
Music Business Skills
6      Semester 2

Music Technology units

CMPN1013
Creative Music Technology
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN1014
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN2007
Sound Recording Advanced
3    A Proficiency in an industry standard DAW and the ability to understand basic microphone and recording techniques
P CMPN2006 or CMPN1014
Semester 2
CMPN2631
Electroacoustic Music
6    A Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software
P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
Semester 1
CMPN2632
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
Semester 2
CMPN3634
Interactive Media and Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1013 or MUSC2653


The unit makes use of interactive programming techniques and other technical skills taught in CMPN2631/2632. Enrolling concurrently in one of these subjects alongside CMPN3634 is recommended.
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
CMPN3636
Live Electronic Music Performance
6    A Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to have previous experience with music technology, including recording and music creation software. Students will be expected to perform
P (CMPN1013 or MUSC2653) and (CMPN1631 or CMPN1632)
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
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653 or CMPN1013
Semester 2

Practical Keyboard Skills

CPNO1603
Practical Keyboard Skills 1
6   

Must have keyboard skills and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CPNO1604
Practical Keyboard Skills 2
6    P ACCP1603 or CPNO1603


Must have keyboard skills (up to at least an AMEB 4th grade level) and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2