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F3M Bachelor of Music Studies (BMusSt) Course Guide

F3M course objectives and specifications

NB: In Teach-out from 2010

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
History Ensemble Musical Practice Music Technology Musicianship Theory
FCH101 Popular Music & Culture FCE105 Ensemble Skills 1 FCB140 Choral Experience  FCF110 Foundation Audio FCG110 Foundation Musicianship FCG120 Foundation Theory
FCH102 Music and History FCE106 Ensemble Skills 2 FCB210 Rock Band Experience FCJ117 Digital Audio Media 1 FCP101 Music Materials 1A FCP201 Harmony & Analysis A
FCB116 Rock Band Revolution FCE107 Music Project 1 FCB113 Music Teaching & Learning  FCJ118 Digital Audio Media 2 FCP102 Music Materials 1B FCP202 Harmony & Analysis B
FCH201 Music from 1700-1880 FCE202 Music Project 2 FCB103 Singer's Diction 1 FCJ119 Studio Musicianship FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A FCP303 Post Tonal Analysis
FCH202 Music from 1880-1950 FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3 FCB104 Singer's Diction 2 FCF101 Popular Music Composition and Song-Writing FCP203Contemporary Techniques B  :
FCH203 Jazz: from Spirituals to Swing FCE235 Ensemble Skills 4 FCP110 Foundation Practical Study (25% unit) FCF102 Fundamentals of Sonic Art FCP204 Contemporary Techniques C
FCH204 Jazz: from Bop to Contemporary FCE302 Music Project 3 FCP120 Advanced Practical Study (25% unit) FCJ217 Recording & Sound Reinforcement FCP304 Listening, Style & Analysis
FCP302 Music Before 1700 FCE303 Music Project 4 FCB215 Complementary Study FCJ218 Audio Post Production FCP306 Music Seminar
FCP301 Music Since 1950 FCE330 Chamber Music 3A FCB201 Improvisation Skills
FCP307 Music Business Practices
FCH301 Early Music Studies FCE331 Chamber Music 3B FCJ215 History of Music as New Media

FCH302 Trends in Music Research FCA307 Orchestral or Vocal Studies A FCJ216 Music Technology: Interaction Design Theory      
    FCB311 Orchestration      
    FCB312 Conducting       
    FCB310 Orchestral Instruments Experience      
    FCP305 Music Arranging      

Students choose 24 units comprising the following:

  • 6 x 12.5% units from one of the following Groups: A, B, C or D. This will constitute the specialist stream
  • 10 x 12.5% units from any groups other than the specialist stream, with the combination consisting of a selection of units from a minimum of three (3) groups
  • 8 x 12.5% elective units: minimum of 4 must be music, chosen from any group (A, B, C, D, E or F). The other 4 units may come from music, or from any school/discipline within the University, subject to approval from the appropriate School.

A possible enrolment could be:

  • 6 units from Group B
  • 10 x 12.5% music units: 4 units from Group D, 4 units from Group E and 2 units from Group C
  • 8 x 12.5% electives: Total of 6 units chosen from Groups A, C and F and 2 units chosen from Journalism offerings

NB: FCP110 Foundation Practical Study,FCP120 Advanced Practical Study, and the four FCE107/202/302/303 Music Project units are 25% units; all other units are weighted at 12.5%.

A full time enrolment in the F3M would require three years of study.

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Students wishing to enrol in the FCP Practical Study units listed in Group C are required to pass an audition and interview just prior to the semester in which they would like to be enrolled. The minimum standard of performance is AMEB Grade 5 practical (or equivalent) while composition students are required to submit a portfolio of recent work, (including recordings wherever possible of presented work) prior to the interview.

Students wishing to pursue the musicology stream in BMus (Honours)upon completion of the BMusSt should take the 5 FCH Music History coded units as well as a level 100 language unit (French or German) during the course of their study

For further advice regarding the Bachelor of Music Studies students should contact Mr Alistair Dobson or Ms Shan Deng

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