Diploma of Music (F2W)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Course no longer open for Admission.

The Diploma of Music comprises one-year full time study. The award is designed for students who are interested in pursuing greater understanding and knowledge of the discipline of music. Its structure allows students to improve skills in either one or more broad areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.
The award permits a year of dedicated pre-Bachelor of Music study, for students wishing to improve their performance/composition and musical literacy skills for entry into the BMus.

The Diploma is designed for students who are interested in broadening and/or deepening their understanding of the music discipline and developing knowledge, skills and techniques in either one or more areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experiences and awareness of the discipline of music and its place in modern society. The structure of the award provides students with choices designed to improve their skills in one or more areas of interest, i.e. ensemble skills, composition, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Course structure

To complete The Diploma of Music will need to undertake 100% study comprising:

  • a minimum of 25% units at level 100, up to a maximum of 100%;
  • a maximum of 50% units at level 200
  • a maximum of 50% units at level 300

Units are to be selected from those available within the Bachelor of Musical Arts schedule.

Students in the Diploma are not required to complete a major or minor; Majors and/or minors are available for those who do so desire

  • Possible Majors: Ensemble Skills, Music History, Music Technology, Music Literacy Skills
  • Possible minors: Ensemble Skills, Music History, Music Technology, Music Literacy Skills, Audio Design

The award also permits students to undertake one year of study, specialising in developing skills to enable successful audition into the Bachelor of Music program:

Possible Specialisation: BMus Preparation

Possible Majors Schedule

Introductory (Choose 25 points of the following units)

This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of Ensemble Skills 1. In the second semester students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Designed to explore the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice, this unit encompasses the undertaking of thorough pre-rehearsal preparation as well as an intensive rehearsal process leading to (at least) two full presentations of prepared material.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 25 points of the following units)

This unit continues the work begun in the first year of study. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores a systematic elaboration of ideas and skills introduced in the previous unit with additional emphases in exploring the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice. The work of the unit focuses on developing consistency…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced (Choose 4 of the following units)

Chamber Music A provides students with opportunities to develop the skills required for progressive participation in an advanced-level ensemble. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise to develop collaborative interpretative and presentation skills for the performance of standard…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit continues the work developed in Chamber Music 3A. The unit provides students the opportunity for further development the skills required for progressive participation in an advanced-level ensemble. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise to develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit emphasises higher-level skills in interpretation and the ability to demonstrate understanding of professional music performance practices. At this level the requisite skills in establishing critical internal balance is the priority learning outcome in the rehearsal process as evidenced…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with further practical study of higher-level skills in interpretation and the ability to demonstrate understanding of professional music performance practices. At this level the requisite skills in establishing critical internal balance is the priority learning outcome…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt to the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introductory (Choose 2 of the following units)

This unit surveys role of music in popular culture through a consideration of musical style and cultural function, covering genres of popular music from the mid nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Musical genres will be studied where possible from the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual artsv, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 2 of the following units)

This unit considers of the notion of classicism and romanticism, and the political, social and philosophical background of the period. Topics will focus on major composers and the evolution of musical styles as well as the reasons why the music…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the essential developments in Western art music from the mid-nineteenth century to just after the second World War. Music, musicians and the work of composers as Strauss, Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Messiaen et al. are referenced with…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre‐Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have developed in response to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced (Choose 50 points of the following units)

This unit allows students to undertake a detailed investigation of selected topics associated with manuscript materials, notational and performance practices of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

A consideration of recent developments in research that are being conducted into music spanning areas as diverse as aesthetics and criticism, music palaeography, music therapy, music sociology, physiology of performance, instrument design and the application of critical theory. This study…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consideration of the aesthetic principles and creative philosophies that have shaped music since World War II to the present day, focussing on influential composers, works and techniques.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a study of the major styles and genres of music from the beginning of the Christian era to the Baroque in the context of the influential composers and sociopolitical forces that shaped stylistic change.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introductory (Choose 2 of the following units)

Music Materials 1 introduces students to the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic harmony, reading skills and aural skills. Students will develop fluency in notation and principles of pitch and rhythmic organisation through reading and written exercises.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 1 continues study of the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic and introduces chromatic harmony through reading, written exercises and aural skills. The study of musical forms will be introduced through analysis of works in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of the unit is to develop musicianship through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills. Students will engage in a variety of activities aimed at contextualising the theoretical and practical aspects of music…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques 1. It is the second in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will become familiar with fundamental concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit further develops students' understanding of applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will continue to explore concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 2 of the following units)

Music Materials 3 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 19th-century through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding of the correlation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 4 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 20th and 21st centuries, through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques B. It is the fourth in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, aural and keyboard…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with skills required to produce and arrange music in a commercial setting. Students will build on knowledge acquired in Contemporary Techniques B and learn methods for writing simple arrangements for commercial music. This subject will, through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced (Choose 4 of the following units)

Consideration of the aesthetic principles and creative philosophies that have shaped music since World War II to the present day, focussing on influential composers, works and techniques.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Post-Tonal Techniques introduces the music from approximately 1900 through study of the various 'schools' of musical composition during the twentieth century and beyond. Students will examine elements of pitch, rhythm, form, harmony and texture from twentieth-century repertoire and develop written…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Listening, Style and Analysis enables detailed inquiry into selected key figures, musical structures and concepts that have developed within the established traditions of Jazz and improvised music. The contribution, style, approach and realised sound of selected musical figures will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the skills required for the modern practice of group arranging for contemporary jazz ensembles. The unit provides students with an extended understanding of instrument ranges and timbres associated with particular instrument blending. Implementation of correct nomenclature for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the core principles underpinning the Music Entertainment Industry in the 21st Century and its effect in mediating entertainment commodities through global business practices. Specific issues to be examined include multidistribution strategies for online media services; including digital…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Orchestration introduces the study of instruments of the standard symphony orchestra. The unit will develop competence at writing for instrumental combinations, develop effective and creative strategies to support the musical goals of specific orchestration and/or arranging projects, and refine instrumentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with the opportunity to learn introductory conducting skills necessary to convey meaningful communication from the podium. Areas covered include basic beat patterns, score preparation, and other types of non-verbal communication with a variety of ensembles such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing in 2017
Introductory

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will be introduced to leadership within ensemble music making through a variety of activities. Students will engage in guided ensemble performance development as well as unsupervised rehearsals in which music leadership will be developed through music…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will be further develop their leadership skills in ensemble music making through a variety of activities. Students will engage in guided ensemble performance development as well as unsupervised rehearsals in which music leadership will be further…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students who commenced in 2016 or earlier
Introductory

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level.Using industry standard audio design tools,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Possible Minors Schedule

Introductory (Choose 25 points of the following units)

This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of Ensemble Skills 1. In the second semester students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Designed to explore the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice, this unit encompasses the undertaking of thorough pre-rehearsal preparation as well as an intensive rehearsal process leading to (at least) two full presentations of prepared material.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 25 points of the following units)

This unit continues the work begun in the first year of study. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores a systematic elaboration of ideas and skills introduced in the previous unit with additional emphases in exploring the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice. The work of the unit focuses on developing consistency…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introductory Choose 2 of the following units)

This unit surveys role of music in popular culture through a consideration of musical style and cultural function, covering genres of popular music from the mid nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Musical genres will be studied where possible from the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual artsv, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 2 of the following units)

This unit considers of the notion of classicism and romanticism, and the political, social and philosophical background of the period. Topics will focus on major composers and the evolution of musical styles as well as the reasons why the music…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the essential developments in Western art music from the mid-nineteenth century to just after the second World War. Music, musicians and the work of composers as Strauss, Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Messiaen et al. are referenced with…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre‐Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have developed in response to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introductory Choose 2 of the following units)

The purpose of the unit is to develop musicianship through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills. Students will engage in a variety of activities aimed at contextualising the theoretical and practical aspects of music…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques 1. It is the second in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will become familiar with fundamental concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit further develops students' understanding of applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will continue to explore concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 1 introduces students to the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic harmony, reading skills and aural skills. Students will develop fluency in notation and principles of pitch and rhythmic organisation through reading and written exercises.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 1 continues study of the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic and introduces chromatic harmony through reading, written exercises and aural skills. The study of musical forms will be introduced through analysis of works in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (Choose 2 of the following units)

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,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques B. It is the fourth in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, aural and keyboard…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with skills required to produce and arrange music in a commercial setting. Students will build on knowledge acquired in Contemporary Techniques B and learn methods for writing simple arrangements for commercial music. This subject will, through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Music Materials 3 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 19th-century through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding of the correlation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 4 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 20th and 21st centuries, through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students commencing in 2017
Introductory

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students who commenced in 2016 or earlier
Introductory

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introductory

Introduces the essential concepts of audio design as they relate to live and recorded music. Students develop an understanding of signal path, microphone selection and placement, attenuation and gain structure, leads and basic wiring, integrated and component PA systems, crossovers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Studio Musicianship introduces and connects students to the essential technologies, terminologies and practices associated with an industry standard contemporary recording environment from the perspective of the musician. Students will be required to analyse, participate in and produce a variety of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to specialist knowledge in recording and sound reinforcement techniques. Students will explore the practical application of sound reinforcement and recording technology in context of key artists, genres and technical developments. Students will analyse, synthesise and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Intermediate (choose 2 of the following units)

This unit introduces students to specialist knowledge in recording and sound reinforcement techniques. Students will explore the practical application of sound reinforcement and recording technology in context of key artists, genres and technical developments. Students will analyse, synthesise and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit requires the student to draw extensively on the knowledge and skill base established in Recording and Sound Reinforcement and requires the students to focus on the development of industry-standard project-based applications of advanced audio post-production techniques for TV,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Audio For The Real World further develops skills gained in Recording and Sound Reinforcement to produce original Audio Design components and final product in a simulated professional environment. Challenging recording scenarios will be presented, undertaken and peer reviewed. The completed…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

BMus Preparation

Introductory (Core units)

Provides a course of vocal, instrumental or compositional study, covering both technique and repertoire. Composition students will be guided in the development of an individual style of composition in a variety of musical genres. A program of study will be…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the second of two units aimed at providing an intensive course of study in music performance, designed to build your technical skills and musical expression. A wide range of styles and idioms will be included. Regular, detailed…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Skills A introduces students to the study of the fundamental materials of tonal music and music literacy through the study of notation and reading skills. Students will develop fluency in reading music notation, through written and performance-based exercises. They…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Skills B continues study of the fundamental materials of tonal music and music literacy through the study of notation and reading skills. Students will demonstrate fluency in music notation and reading, through written and performance-based exercises. Students will demonstrate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

AND
Choose Two (2) of the following units:

Introduces the essential concepts of audio design as they relate to live and recorded music. Students develop an understanding of signal path, microphone selection and placement, attenuation and gain structure, leads and basic wiring, integrated and component PA systems, crossovers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit surveys role of music in popular culture through a consideration of musical style and cultural function, covering genres of popular music from the mid nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Musical genres will be studied where possible from the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Degree Electives

Students may choose their Degree electives from the units listed in the major/minor schedules, as well as the following

Please note that students wishing to enrol in FCA111 Music Practice 1 and FCA112 Music Practice 2 may do so upon successful audition for the Songwriter or Music Technology areas of specialisation only. Students wishing to enrol in Jazz and Popular Music Performance or Classical Performance should enrol in FCM101 Performance 1A and FCM102 Performance 1B, upon successful audition. Students wishing to enrol in Composition should enrol in FCM114 Composition 1A and FCM124 Composition 1B upon successful audition.

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream). Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the technical skills and aesthetic judgement necessary for the realisation of musical work within their specialisation (Stream).Students will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to their Stream. These include:Individual lessonsClasses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the practitioner level. In this first unit the primary focus is on effective practice: in practice the performer must…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the practitioner level. In this second unit students build upon the performing methodologies established in the earlier unit. Repertoire…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Composition 1A introduces students to study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. Over the course of study, you are assigned a sequence of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and to develop your 'voice'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Composition 1B continues students' first-year study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. Over the course of study, you are assigned a sequence of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and to develop your 'voice'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to specialist writing styles and conventions relevant to their creative practice. This unit will prepare students to engage in music analysis, criticism and research, as well as writing for other professional contexts. These may include: -…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to business practices relevant to musical enterprise. This unit will prepare students to navigate physical and digital markets and revenue streams for products and services in the Australian and International music industries. This unit will also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will become familiar with fundamental concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit further develops students' understanding of applied music theory in context of popular music styles. Students will continue to explore concepts of rhythm, melody and harmony through practical demonstration of their relationship to relevant works and genres.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of the unit is to develop musicianship through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills. Students will engage in a variety of activities aimed at contextualising the theoretical and practical aspects of music…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques 1. It is the second in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of Ensemble Skills 1. In the second semester students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Designed to explore the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice, this unit encompasses the undertaking of thorough pre-rehearsal preparation as well as an intensive rehearsal process leading to (at least) two full presentations of prepared material.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the essential concepts of audio design as they relate to live and recorded music. Students develop an understanding of signal path, microphone selection and placement, attenuation and gain structure, leads and basic wiring, integrated and component PA systems, crossovers…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Music Skills A introduces students to the study of the fundamental materials of tonal music and music literacy through the study of notation and reading skills. Students will develop fluency in reading music notation, through written and performance-based exercises. They…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Skills B continues study of the fundamental materials of tonal music and music literacy through the study of notation and reading skills. Students will demonstrate fluency in music notation and reading, through written and performance-based exercises. Students will demonstrate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit surveys role of music in popular culture through a consideration of musical style and cultural function, covering genres of popular music from the mid nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Musical genres will be studied where possible from the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 1A is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. The unit introduces students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 1B is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. This unit builds on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Studio Musicianship introduces and connects students to the essential technologies, terminologies and practices associated with an industry standard contemporary recording environment from the perspective of the musician. Students will be required to analyse, participate in and produce a variety of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to specialist knowledge in recording and sound reinforcement techniques. Students will explore the practical application of sound reinforcement and recording technology in context of key artists, genres and technical developments. Students will analyse, synthesise and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 1 introduces students to the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic harmony, reading skills and aural skills. Students will develop fluency in notation and principles of pitch and rhythmic organisation through reading and written exercises.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 1 continues study of the materials of tonal music through the study of diatonic and introduces chromatic harmony through reading, written exercises and aural skills. The study of musical forms will be introduced through analysis of works in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a course of vocal, instrumental or compositional study, covering both technique and repertoire. Composition students will be guided in the development of an individual style of composition in a variety of musical genres. A program of study will be…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the second of two units aimed at providing an intensive course of study in music performance, designed to build your technical skills and musical expression. A wide range of styles and idioms will be included. Regular, detailed…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of two units aimed at providing an intensive course of study in music performance or composition designed to build skills to allow a successful audition into the Bachelor of Music Degree or the Bachelor of…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual artsv, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that students wishing to enrol in Jazz and Popular Music Performance or Classical Performance should enrol in FCM215 Performance 2A and FCM216 Performance 2B. Students wishing to enrol in Composition should enrol in FCM214 Composition 1A and FCM224 Composition 1B.

The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the practitioner level. In this third unit is again on effective practice: at the second year level, the study…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The performance major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of how, why and what is required for musical expression at the practitioner level. In this fourth unit students build upon the performing methodologies established in the earlier units. Repertoire…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Composition 2A continues study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. Over the course of study, you will complete a folio of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and to develop your 'voice' through the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Composition 2B continues study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. Over the course of study, you will complete a folio of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and to develop your 'voice' through the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit aims to provide students with a range of information and associated skills related to the improvisational expression of musical ideas. There will be an emphasis on immediacy of realisation through a range of situations and experiences where improvisation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Complementary study is taken in either year two or year three as a specifically designed investigation to support the major study. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project has been agreed to by the Head of Discipline.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores a systematic elaboration of ideas and skills introduced in the previous unit with additional emphases in exploring the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice. The work of the unit focuses on developing consistency…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work begun in the first year of study. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolling in this unit attend a two-week Summer Orchestral Institute program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The program consists of intensive cycles of orchestral rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses, individual…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend a two-week Summer Orchestral Institute program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The program consists of intensive cycles of orchestral rehearsals, workshops, masterclasses, individual…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers of the notion of classicism and romanticism, and the political, social and philosophical background of the period. Topics will focus on major composers and the evolution of musical styles as well as the reasons why the music…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the essential developments in Western art music from the mid-nineteenth century to just after the second World War. Music, musicians and the work of composers as Strauss, Bartok, Debussy, Stravinsky, Hindemith, Messiaen et al. are referenced with…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre‐Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have developed in response to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 2A is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. This unit extends students'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 2B is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. This unit sees students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to specialist knowledge in recording and sound reinforcement techniques. Students will explore the practical application of sound reinforcement and recording technology in context of key artists, genres and technical developments. Students will analyse, synthesise and apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit requires the student to draw extensively on the knowledge and skill base established in Recording and Sound Reinforcement and requires the students to focus on the development of industry-standard project-based applications of advanced audio post-production techniques for TV,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Audio For The Real World further develops skills gained in Recording and Sound Reinforcement to produce original Audio Design components and final product in a simulated professional environment. Challenging recording scenarios will be presented, undertaken and peer reviewed. The completed…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Music Materials 3 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 19th-century through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding of the correlation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Materials 4 continues study of the materials of music through the study of harmony and form of the 20th and 21st centuries, through reading skills, analysis of works in the literature, and aural skills. Students will advance their understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on the skills and understanding gained in Contemporary Techniques B. It is the fourth in a sequence of units that develop essential musicianship skills through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, aural and keyboard…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with skills required to produce and arrange music in a commercial setting. Students will build on knowledge acquired in Contemporary Techniques B and learn methods for writing simple arrangements for commercial music. This subject will, through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt to the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an overview of the developmental characteristics of learners and music learning in a one-to-one or small group instrumental/vocal setting. Students develop an understanding of a range of teaching, learning and assessment theories and methodologies relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students develop a thorough working knowledge of the instruments in a contemporary (rock ) ensemble, including tuning, maintenance, care, basic performance techniques necessary to engage young learners. A range of individual and group teaching methodologies will be presented and discussed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Orchestration introduces the study of instruments of the standard symphony orchestra. The unit will develop competence at writing for instrumental combinations, develop effective and creative strategies to support the musical goals of specific orchestration and/or arranging projects, and refine instrumentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with the opportunity to learn introductory conducting skills necessary to convey meaningful communication from the podium. Areas covered include basic beat patterns, score preparation, and other types of non-verbal communication with a variety of ensembles such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Chamber Music A provides students with opportunities to develop the skills required for progressive participation in an advanced-level ensemble. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise to develop collaborative interpretative and presentation skills for the performance of standard…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit continues the work developed in Chamber Music 3A. The unit provides students the opportunity for further development the skills required for progressive participation in an advanced-level ensemble. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise to develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend a two-week Summer Orchestral Institute program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. This unit builds on the skills acquired in AISOI Orchestral Training 2,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend a two-week Summer Orchestral Institute program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. This unit builds on the skills acquired in AISOI Orchestral Training 3,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit emphasises higher-level skills in interpretation and the ability to demonstrate understanding of professional music performance practices. At this level the requisite skills in establishing critical internal balance is the priority learning outcome in the rehearsal process as evidenced…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with further practical study of higher-level skills in interpretation and the ability to demonstrate understanding of professional music performance practices. At this level the requisite skills in establishing critical internal balance is the priority learning outcome…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level. Using industry standard audio design…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Music Technology major is devoted to developing the student's awareness of what is required for musical expression utilising music technology, as well as how and why this might be achieved, at a professional level.Using industry standard audio design tools,…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows students to undertake a detailed investigation of selected topics associated with manuscript materials, notational and performance practices of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

A consideration of recent developments in research that are being conducted into music spanning areas as diverse as aesthetics and criticism, music palaeography, music therapy, music sociology, physiology of performance, instrument design and the application of critical theory. This study…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 3A is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. This unit sees students…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Music Industry Projects 3B is devoted to developing students' professional practice in the independent music industries. Students will engage in project based learning activities around the commercial performance, recording, promotion and distribution of original musical works. This unit sees students…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Consideration of the aesthetic principles and creative philosophies that have shaped music since World War II to the present day, focussing on influential composers, works and techniques.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a study of the major styles and genres of music from the beginning of the Christian era to the Baroque in the context of the influential composers and sociopolitical forces that shaped stylistic change.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Post-Tonal Techniques introduces the music from approximately 1900 through study of the various 'schools' of musical composition during the twentieth century and beyond. Students will examine elements of pitch, rhythm, form, harmony and texture from twentieth-century repertoire and develop written…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the skills required for the modern practice of group arranging for contemporary jazz ensembles. The unit provides students with an extended understanding of instrument ranges and timbres associated with particular instrument blending. Implementation of correct nomenclature for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the core principles underpinning the Music Entertainment Industry in the 21st Century and its effect in mediating entertainment commodities through global business practices. Specific issues to be examined include multidistribution strategies for online media services; including digital…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Listening, Style and Analysis enables detailed inquiry into selected key figures, musical structures and concepts that have developed within the established traditions of Jazz and improvised music. The contribution, style, approach and realised sound of selected musical figures will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

*FCP113 and FCP120 are permitted in the degree but should not be visible to students as an enrolment option. Enrolment into FCP113 and FCP120 is determined in conjunction with Conservatorium and College staff offering UTAS College TCE Performance.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University.

International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for undergraduate entry.

Special Requirements for Ensemble enrolment:

Applicants wishing to undertake ensemble units (FCE units) are required to undertake an audition and interview - students prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (excerpts) for the ensemble audition. Applicants should advise the Conservatorium office the ensemble for which they wish to audition. The audition will be scheduled, usually in the first week of semester and the student will be informed at that time whether enrolment in the unit will be approved. Ensembles are dependent on a balanced group, for some ensembles if the instrument quota is already full with returning student applicants will be informed that ensemble is not auditioning. Auditions for new students usually occur every semester.

Students wishing to undertake a Music Technology major: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions and then attend an interview. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the interview. Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the interview panel.

BMus Preparation: audition required

Performance students: prepare fifteen minutes of music to show the applicant's skill and musical tastes. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the audition.

Composition students: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the
audition.

Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the audition and interview panel.

After the audition/interview process and the entrance exam has been completed, a report is written by the Chair of the audition panel. The Head of School (or designate) and the course coordinator then review the audition report to determine each candidate's suitability for the course.

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University.

International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for undergraduate entry.

Special Requirements for Ensemble enrolment:

Applicants wishing to undertake ensemble units (FCE units) are required to undertake an audition and interview - students prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (excerpts) for the ensemble audition. Applicants should advise the Conservatorium office the ensemble for which they wish to audition. The audition will be scheduled, usually in the first week of semester and the student will be informed at that time whether enrolment in the unit will be approved. Ensembles are dependent on a balanced group, for some ensembles if the instrument quota is already full with returning student applicants will be informed that ensemble is not auditioning. Auditions for new students usually occur every semester.

Students wishing to undertake a Music Technology major: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions and then attend an interview. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the interview. Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the interview panel.

BMus Preparation: audition required

Performance students: prepare fifteen minutes of music to show the applicant's skill and musical tastes. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the audition.

Composition students: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the
audition.

Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the audition and interview panel.

After the audition/interview process and the entrance exam has been completed, a report is written by the Chair of the audition panel. The Head of School (or designate) and the course coordinator then review the audition report to determine each candidate's suitability for the course.

This is an amendment to an existing course: all students currently enrolled in the Diploma in Music Performance will complete their study under the new title without interruption or inconvenience.

Students who complete the Diploma of Music may articulate with full credit into the Associate Degree in Music Studies, or the Bachelor of Musical Arts1, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that award.

Students who complete the Diploma of Music and enter the Bachelor of Music, may, dependent upon their specialisation in the BMus, have credit of up to 75%, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

* Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the
main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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