Courses & Units

Advanced Practical Study FCP120



This unit (along with its prerequisite FCP113) is available only as part of the UTAS College program and it is not open to students unless they are participating in the UTAS College program.

Students are expected to attend master classes and take the opportunity to hear and see visiting artists specific to their field of study (ie classical or contemporary).


Continues the course of vocal, instrumental or compositional study undertaken in FCP113 Foundation Practical Study.


Unit name Advanced Practical Study
Unit code FCP120
Credit points 25
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Mr Frank Bansel

Teaching staff

Profile and PTA staff, depending upon specialization.

Level Introductory


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

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $1,538.00 2015: $4,204.00 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

As set by individual school/colleges equivalent to a 150 hour TQA "C" course of study. Suggested 3 timetabled lessons per week including 1 x 60 min specialist lesson.


Instrumental/vocal strand: End of semester recital and portfolio presentation: 100%, 17 minutes. The material presented will reflect the repertoire developed in one-to-one lessons, master classes and public performances.

Composition strand: End of semester composition and portfolio presentation: 100%. At least four works totalling 8-10 minutes of original composition as negotiated with their teacher, presented live or via recording. The entire presentation for either strand (including talking) should not exceed 20 minutes.

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