Courses & Units

Music Skills A FCG101



Music Skills A introduces students to the study of the fundamental materials of tonal music and music literacy through the study of notation and reading skills.  Students will develop fluency in reading music notation, through written and performance-based exercises.  They will also develop elementary skills in hand-written music notation, in order to demonstrate understanding of the principles of pitch organisation of tonal music, and principles of metric organisation.  They will establish fundamental knowledge of the relationship of notation to musical sound, the study of which will be supported by appropriate aural development through performance and reading exercises.


Unit name Music Skills A
Unit code FCG101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

Profile or casual staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Mar Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Jun Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Nov Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Mar 13/3/2017 21/3/2017 1/4/2017 21/4/2017
5 Week Session Jun 5/6/2017 15/6/2017 24/6/2017 10/7/2017
5 Week Session Nov 6/11/2017 13/11/2017 22/11/2017 8/12/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Teaching Pattern

Online delivery over 5 weeks


2 Musition short quizzes 30%

1 creative assignment 10%

musition final test 20%

2 Auralia short quizzes 20%

Aurilia final test 20%

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Flexible Study Options



Auralia and Musition bundle, purchased from


Benward and Saker, Music in Theory and Practice 8th ed.

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