Courses & Units

Performance 1B FCM102



Music performance requires a significant amount of time spent in regular practice in both solo and group settings. Ensemble work is an important and complementary activity to develop professional performance skill: all students in the performance major will be assigned to Conservatorium ensembles and are required to attend all rehearsals for concert performances.

Students are expected to attend masterclasses of visiting artists specific to their field of study (ie classical or contemporary).


The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the professional level. In this second unit students build upon the performing methodologies established in the earlier unit. Repertoire is chosen to complement the playing crafts and skills developed and introduced in the prior semester, so as to allow deeper awareness and reliance of the developing technique in performance.

Students undertake this study in the specialisation chosen in FCM101 Performance 1A.


Unit name Performance 1B
Unit code FCM102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell ( classical), Dr Nick Haywood (contemporary)

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
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 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

* 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.





Teaching Pattern

Minimum of 3 hours contact weekly comprising the following activities: 1 hr Individual lesson, 1-2 x 90 minute performance classes or group tutorial, 2-3 hr ensemble/activity rehearsal.


End of semester assessment: 60%, 20-30 minute performance.
Weekly activities: 40%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsals eg. teacher's mark, concert/repertoire diary, ensemble activities, excerpts performance et al

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