You will need to contact Lee-ann at the office and arrange for an audition on your preferred instrument/vocal stream. Be prepared though: the completion date for your degree will need to be adjusted as the major study stream requires a minimum of six semesters of study to complete.
First of all, see the lecturer of the unit. It may be a case of just sitting down with them and talking through some of your concerns.
If this doesn't work, and you really don't feel you can talk to any of the teaching staff, see Dr Heather Monkhouse the Director of Academic Programs. At most, she can mediate the problem, and at least, she can provide a box of tissues and some wholesome advice if you want to be really miserable. She may also refer you to other student services.
Classical stream students should contact Dr Heather Monkhouse and Contemporary stream students Dr Andrew Legg to learn the name and contact details of your teacher. It is your responisbility to contact him/her to arrange your lesson time.
Students enrolled in Major Study units (FCP110, FCP120 , FCM coded units)shoudl attend as many concerts as possible during the course of the semester.Conservatorium concerts are usually free to students and concerts are usually discussed in subsequent performance/composition classes. There is a regular Lunchtime Series on Fridays during the school year and throughout the year Visiting Artists will perform concerts and run masterclasses. All students should attend these very special events.
You will need to see Dr Maria Grenfell for a list of recommended tutors who, for a reasonable fee, will provide individual help.
Classical, composition and musicology stream students should contact Dr Maria Grenfell, and contemporary stream students Dr Andrew Legg, for a list of recommended tutors who, for a reasonable fee, will provide individual help.
There are several things you can do here. You can go and see your lecturer in the individual units you are doing, and talk to them about your work. They may offer to help you individually.
If you are having trouble with note taking, study skills or writing essays, you can also ask the Flexible Education Unit for assistance.
Note - they won't write them for you! But they can help you.
The other thing you can do is contact the Learning Development Unit.
You need to visit Student Services.They will assist you with all inquiries of this kind.
See Mr Alistair Dobson, one for the school's sub-deans . He created the Conservatorium's timetable and can probably help you here.
You will need to see the Lecturer in that particular course or unit. Alternatively you can download a copy of the outline from the Conservatorium's undergraduate unit outlines page.
It is a good idea to contact the Unit Co-ordinator immediately if the outline does not reflect current practice in the teaching of the unit.
You should first see Dr Heather Monkhouse, the Director of Academic Programs to let her know about this. You will then need to withdraw from your current course and enrol in another course. Please see STUDENT ADMINISTRATION. It's important you make decisions about this before March 23, as this is the first semester Census (cutoff) date (the semester 2 Census date is August 10). You will be charged for a full semester of study in the units you have withdrawn from, if you withdraw after this date.
Students at the Conservatorium have one course of one-to-one lessons. This means students will only major in one instrument (or voice or composition) during their degree. Students are allowed to participate and enrol in ensemble units however and my choose to perform on another instrument in those activities, subject to successful audition and placement in the desired ensemble.
Students may book a practice room or computer lab console by accessing the Conservatorium's Online Room or Workstation Booking System. There is a link for this page off the Conservatorium's Home page.
Students requiring regular access to the Conservatorium' s Technology Studio should contact Mr Stewart Long.
NB: Due to insurance liability concerns students are not permitted to use any practice room for private teaching arrangements.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
24 August, 2011