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MCGY3602: Understanding East Asian Music

Students will learn about, discuss and play different musical forms from East Asia - ranging from ancient guqin music to contemporary K-Pop. They will develop an understanding of key aesthetic concepts, musical instruments and musical features of the music cultures in this region. Students will be encouraged to develop awareness of the diversity of East Asian musics and cultures, and of music's interrelation with and great significance to East Asian societies both in the past and today.

Code MCGY3602
Academic unit Musicology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a greater knowledge of music from the East Asian region and its social, cultural and geographical context
  • LO2. demonstrate a greater awareness of musical diversity
  • LO3. utilise improved analytical and research skills
  • LO4. present your analysis and opinion in an enhanced manner in written and oral forms, including within the online environment

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.