Courses & Units

Jazz: From Bop to Contemporary FCH204



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This unit continues the investigation into the area of jazz and its evolution over the past century. The focus of this unit's study commences with bop of the 1960s through to the popular styles of today, with attention given to musicians who played an important part in the development of the styles investigated. Students will analyse styles represented and build a reference library of seminal recordings from each era studied.


Unit name Jazz: From Bop to Contemporary
Unit code FCH204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff


Level Intermediate
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

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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

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


Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, weekly; 1 x 1 hr workshop, weekly


Research assignments and workshop test: 20%

Essay (1500 words): 30%

End of Semester exams: 50% listening 20%, written 30%

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Gridley Jazz Styles 11th ed (Prentice Hall)


Turabian Manual 8th ed 978-0-226-81638-8

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