Courses & Units

Voice 3B FCM323


Required unit for all BMus voice students.
Students are expected to attend masterclasses of visiting artists specific to their field of study (ie classical or contemporary).


This is the sixth of six units of vocal singing that explores the connections between body, voice, breath, emotion and imagination. Emphasis will be given to developing efficient and effective vocal technique and the building of performance/stage-craft skills. A wide range of styles and idioms will be included and students will be expected to demonstrate progressive development throughout the duration of the course. A program of study will be established on an individual basis with regard to the needs and stage of development of each student.The Classical stream student's repertoire will be drawn from song literature of the 16th - 21st centuries. It is expected that the student sing Italian, German, French & Latin repertoire in the original language.

The Contemporary stream student's program demands a mastery of performance skills in a variety of styles incorporating scat singing, jazz improvisation as well as demonstrating professional stage presentation skills.


Unit name Voice 3B
Unit code FCM323
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Maria Grenfell (Classical), Dr Nick Haywood (Contemporary)

Teaching staff

 PTA staff

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


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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 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.

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FCM313 Voice 3A   -  OR  -  FCM315 Performance 3A

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • FCV300


Teaching Pattern

1-2 x 90 min performance classes or group workshop; 1 x 60 min specialist lesson (either group or 1-to-1 instruction); 1 x3 hr ensemble activity/rehearsal weekly


End of semester performance exam, evaluation of work undertaken through the semester: 60%, 20-30 minutes of musicWeekly 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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