Courses & Units

Performance 3B FCM316



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 assist the student in developing the physical skill and mental acuity necessary for success as a professional musician. In this sixth unit you will prepare and present a recital that emphasises the style and musical expertise you have developed throughout the three years of performance study.

You undertake this study in the specialisation chosen in FCM315 Performance 3A.


Unit name Performance 3B
Unit code FCM316
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey  (classical), Dr Nick Haywood (contemporary).

Level Advanced
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

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.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
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: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 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.



FCM315 AND either FCP202 or FCP204 or FCP207


Teaching Pattern

Minimum of 3 hours contact weekly comprising the following activities: 1 hr Individual lesson, 1-2 x90 minute performance classes or group tutorial, 2-3 hr ensemble activity/rehearsal.


End of semester performance exam, evaluation of work undertaken through the semester: 60%, 40-50 minutes of music, weekly activities: 40%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsal eg. teachers mark, concert/repertoire diary, ensemble activities, excerpts performance et al.

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