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2013 FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Students are required to attend the lecture series presented at the Conservatorium's Music Seminar.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FCP103 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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This unit builds upon the skills and understanding gained in Music Materials 1A. The purpose of the unit is to develop musicianship through the study of jazz and contemporary music theory, notation, and aural skills. Students will engage in a variety of activities aimed at connecting the theoretical and practical aspects of music making whilst developing deeper abilities in music literacy, harmonic analysis, rhythm, and improvisational/compositional techniques integral to jazz and contemporary music practice.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Theory: 50% (2 x assignments, 1 x exam)

Aural: 50% (3 x workshop tests, 1 x exam)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 X 90 minute lecture/workshops weekly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl FCN120 Foundation Core Studies
Prereq FCP101 Music Materials 1A or FCT110 Tonal Theory.

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Mr Alistair Dobson (Coordinator), Mr Randal Muir

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