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2013 FCP303 Post-Tonal Techniques

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FCP303 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-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).

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Post-Tonal Techniques introduces the music from approximately 1900 through study of the various 'schools' of musical composition during the twentieth century and beyond. Students will examine elements of pitch, rhythm, form, harmony and texture from twentieth-century repertoire and develop written skills with specific stylistic features such as atonality, serialism, post-serialism, minimialism, new Romanticism and others through a series of analytical and writing projects. Alongside the theoretical content, aural skills will reinforce reading and dictation skills related to post-tonal music and contemporary rhythmic organisation.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Theory - written projects 40%, final examination 25%
Aural - in-class assessments, final examination and viva voce 35%


Weekly Lecture/tutorials: 2 x1 hr (Theory)

Weekly Tutorials: 1x1hr (Aural)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq FCP202 Harmony and Analysis B or FCT220
M.Excl FCT230 Post-tonal Theory

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr M Grenfell (coordinator) Profile staff

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