Courses & Units

Practical Study FCP105




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 feedback on your work and progress is given during your weekly instrumental lessons and performance/composition class as well as through the more formal assessment tasks. At this level your study focuses on performance fundamentals. Your command of fundamental performance skills such as tone production, technical fluency, accurate tuning, correct tempo and rhythm will be demonstrated in both mid-semester (materials) and end of semester (performance) closed panel exams.

You undertake this study in the specialisation chosen in FCP110 Foundation Practical Study.


Unit name Practical Study
Unit code FCP105
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey (classical), Dr Glen Hodges (Jazz and popular music)

Teaching 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
Hobart Semester 2 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 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $4,568.00 100101

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

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Teaching Pattern

Minimum of 3 hours contact weekly comprising the following activities: 1hr specialist lesson (group and/or one-to-one tuition), performance class and/or group tutorials, 2-3 hour ensemble rehearsal


End of semester assessment: 60%, 15-20 minutes. The material presented will reflect the work undertaken in the one-to-one lesson, eg. Technical work, studies, recital repertoire, student journal et al

Weekly activities: 40%, assessment of the student's weekly preparation and participation in all unit activities, classes and rehearsals eg. teacher's mark, concert/repertoire diary, ensemble activities, excerpts performance et al.

Folio of semester work 70%, Seminar task 10%, Written assignment 10%, performance of works 10%

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