Courses & Units

Conducting FCB312



subject to enrolment quota

available as an elective


Provides students with an ability to convey the mechanics of beat patterns, expressive facial, hand and body gestures. The unit focuses on score study, preparation and the interpretive skills necessary for score analysis and conveyance. It also provides students with basic rehearsal procedure skills needed for the effective communication of musical ideas in both large and small ensembles.


Unit name Conducting
Unit code FCB312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

Mr Gary Wain

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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

2-hr lecture and 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)


Notebook: 20%

5 rehearsal observations evaluation: 20%

Written end-of-sem exam: 25%

Final practical exam (20-min rehearsal with approved ensemble): 35%

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