Courses & Units

Complementary Study FCB215



Complementary study is taken in either year two or year three as a specifically designed investigation to support the major study. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project has been agreed to by the Head of School. Students can choose a topic for special investigation that may be either practical or theoretical in nature. Normally BMus students may undertake only one complementary elective within their course of study.


Unit name Complementary Study
Unit code FCB215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell (Classical), Dr Nick Haywood (Contemporary)

Teaching staff

Staff TBA

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
Winter school 30/5/2016 8/6/2016 20/6/2016 12/7/2016
Spring school 17/10/2016 3/11/2016 23/11/2016 30/12/2016

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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 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.



Successful completion of Year 1 (100%) of the BMus or equiv.

Unit Coordinator (Classical or Contemporary) and Head of Discipline approval required


Teaching Pattern

1-hr consultation, 2-hr project sessions -- ie rehearsals /one-on-one lesson & amp; performance class/research seminars (13 wks)


Work-in-context assignment: 20% 

Formal presentation of work undertaken during semester: 80%

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