Courses & Units

Writing About Music FCA113

Hobart

Introduction

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:

-              music criticism
-              critical analysis of musical works
-              research
-              program notes
-              press kits and other related professional writing

This unit will also equip students with an applied understanding of writing for different media formats, including online and print, and an ability to critically evaluate written sources relevant to their discipline.

Summary

Unit name Writing About Music
Unit code FCA113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music
Teaching staff

Dr Glen Hodges, Dr Nick Haywood, Dr Maria Grenfell, Dr Carolyn Philpott

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hour weekly lecture and 1 hour weekly tutorial

Assessment

1) Assignments (80%)

  • Assessment Task 1: bio 20%
  • Assessment Task 2: program notes or liner notes or review 20%
  • Assessment Task 3: essay or draft article 40%

2) Presentation (20%)

  • Assessment Task 4: in class presentations 20%
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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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