Courses & Units

Contemporary Techniques B FCP203



Students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% for both the Aural and Theory components of this unit in order to gain a pass overall.


This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Music Materials 1 and Contemporary Techniques A. It is the third in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, aural skills and harmony. Students will engage in a variety of activities to connect the theoretical with the practical aspects of music making: in music literacy, harmony analysis, rhythm, and improvisational/compositional techniques integral to jazz and contemporary music practice.


Unit name Contemporary Techniques B
Unit code FCP203
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Mr Alistair Dobson

Teaching staff

Mr Randal Muir

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 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 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

* 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 2015.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

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  • PREREQ: FCP103 or FCN120

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

  •  FCN210


Teaching Pattern

2 x 90 minute lecture / workshops weekly


Theory: 50% (2 x assignments, 1 x exam)

Aural: 50% (3 x workshop tests, 1 x written exam)

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