Courses & Units

Music Materials 1 FCP101



Students are required to pass an entrance test to enrol in this unit.


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. The study of musical forms will be introduced through analysis of works in the literature. Students will develop an understanding of the correlation between written notation and aural awareness, through exercises in sight‐reading, dictation and identification of musical elements.


Unit name Music Materials 1
Unit code FCP101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Shan Deng

Teaching staff

Shan Deng and Profile Staff

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 100101

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

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Entrance test


Teaching Pattern

2 x 1hr weekly theory class;
2 x 1hr weekly aural class


Formative and summative assessment in music theory (50%) and aural skills (50%) through a minimum of 4 in-class tasks, 2 practical aural assessments and a written examination.

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Flexible Study Options



Benward and Saker, Music in Theory and Practice, vol. 1.  McGraw-Hill.  Robert Starer, Rhythmic Training.  Hal Leonard.

Auralia 5 and Musition 5 software program


Co-op Bookshop links

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