Courses & Units

Foundation Theory FCG120

Hobart

Note:

Subject to enrolment quota

Introduction

Introduces the fundamentals of music theory. Recognition of notes in four clefs, key signatures, intervals, chords and tonal harmony, simple and compound rhythmic concepts as well as an introduction to simple diatonic voice-leading are the fundamentals covered in this unit. It introduces students to elements of theory that will allow for further advanced study of the development of tonal and non-tonal theory in Western music.

Summary

Unit name Foundation Theory
Unit code FCG120
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Maria Grenfell

Teaching staff

Dr Maria Grenfell;    Summer 2015 - Mr Randal Muir

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit?

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Intensive Session Feb B On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Intensive Session Feb B 9/2/2015 11/2/2015 14/2/2015 20/2/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 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.

Requisites

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following units:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

8 x 2 hr workshops

Details for Summer 2015:    All sessions 10.00am-12.00pm in Room 113 at the Conservatorium.
-   Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri   2-6 February 2015; and
-   Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 10-13 February 2015; and
-   Final exam on Monday 16 February (2 hours)

Assessment

Exercises on material covered in lectures: 40%, Final exam: 60%

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Textbooks

Required

Benward and Saker, Music in Theory and Practice (8th ed.), vol. 1. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-310187-3.

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