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Foundation Practical Study FCP113



This unit is only available via the University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly known as the UTAS/University College Program).

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When completed, this full UTAS unit will attract TCE points and contribute to ATAR.

All college students enrolled in this unit are encouraged to be a member of a college band/ensemble or choir. If the student is a composition major, it is advised that they have their works performed and recorded by an appropriate ensemble/performer.

FCP113 may be credited as FCP110 in the Bachelor of Musical Arts or can be credited as an introductory degree/student elective in the Bachelor of Arts.

Student who complete FCP113 but do not meet the standard required for a pass result or higher, will be withdrawn from the course without academic penalty - a failure (NN) result is not recorded on the academic transcript.


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 Musical Arts Degree.

Regular, detailed feedback on the student's work and progress is given during the student's scheduled music classes as well as through the more formal assessment tasks.

The student's command of fundamental performance skills will be demonstrated in both mid-year and end of year performance assessments. Similarly, for those majoring in composition, the student's command of compositional elements and capacity to write in an interesting, coherent manner will be demonstrated through a growing portfolio of work in both mid-year and end of year assessment procedures.


Unit name Foundation Practical Study
Unit code FCP113
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Mr Frank Bansel

Teaching staff

Profile and PTA staff, depending upon specialisation.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Full Year Period Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Full Year Period 26/2/2018 15/4/2018 25/6/2018 20/10/2018

* 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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A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of the UCP program.


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $4,414.00 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 Pattern

As set by individual school/colleges equivalent to a TASC "C" course of study. Suggested 3 timetabled lessons per week including 1 x 60 min specialist lesson.


Instrumental/vocal strand: End of semester recital and portfolio presentation: 100%, 17 minutes. The material presented will reflect the repertoire developed in one-to-one lessons, master classes and public performances.

Composition strand: End of semester composition and portfolio presentation: 100%. At least four works totaling 8-10 minutes of original composition as negotiated with their teacher, presented live or via recording.

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