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University Connections Program

Year 11 and 12 students are given a taste of what it's really like to study music at the university.

The Conservatorium of Music University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly University College program) enables students to undertake introductory level university units at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies in a number of different exciting units. These credits can also count towards a number of other degrees at the University of Tasmania and at other universities.

Music Performance Program

This program is for students in years 11 and 12 in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges who demonstrate significant skills in music performance or composition. The units exist within the Bachelor of Musical Arts degree and provide significant challenges for young musicians. The unit coordinator is Frank Bansel (Senior Lecturer – Music Education Programs) and it is managed by Brian West (Lecturer - Music Education Programs).

Handbooks

Unit Outlines

  • FCP113
  • FCP120

Assessment Rubrics

  • FCP113/120 Performance Strand
  • FCP113/120 Composition Strand

Supporting Documents

  • Assessment Calculator Explained
  • Accessing Student Results
  • Assignment Cover Sheet
  • Voice Guide
  • Guitar (Contemporary) Guide
  • Bass Guitar Guide
  • Drum Kit Guide

Music Technology Projects

This music technology program is for students in years 11 and 12 in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges. The units exist within the Bachelor of Musical Arts degree. The unit coordinator is Dr Dave Carter (Lecturer - Music Technology) and it is managed by Rob Long (Associate Lecturer - Music Education Programs).

Handbooks

Unit Outlines

  • FCJ110
  • FCJ111

Supporting Documents

  • Project Brief: Written Report Requirements
  • Accessing Student Results
  • Assignment & Project Brief Cover Sheet

Musical Production Program

This program is available to all students in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges that undertake a music theatre production, who participate on stage in a dramatic, singing or choreographic role or who play in the orchestra/band. Schools and colleges apply to participate in this program and usually conduct an audition process. Selection for enrolment is based upon the student's perceived capacity to work at the required standard and admission is formally supported by the teaching staff and Director.

The program aims to recognise and accredit high achievement in musical theatre performance for which little extrinsic reward currently exists. It recognises and seeks to enhance the high standard of senior secondary theatre music productions by supporting them financially and artistically (for example, by providing opportunities for master classes undertaken by music theatre professionals). The unit coordinator is Frank Bansel (Senior Lecturer – Music Education Programs).

Handbooks

Unit Outlines

  • FCE107/202

Supporting Documents

  • Assessment Calculator Explained
  • Accessing Student Results

Wider University Information and Partnerships

The University Connections Program is providing a forum for the wider discussion of university preparation and pathways including raising aspirations of school students to attend university and an opportunity to further develop future preparation and pathways initiatives. It is also providing an opportunity to emphasise the University of Tasmania's commitment to work in partnership with the wider community.