Courses & Units

Music and Place FCA106


This unit introduces you to music and cultural expression in the Australian context. You will explore the breadth and distinctiveness of Australian music, investigate and discuss a diverse range of musical works, contemporary and historical, and create your own musical responses to given prompts. Gaining confidence with core academic skills including locating and acknowledging appropriate sources, and critical reading, writing and thinking, along with key musical terms and concepts, you will acquire a foundational knowledge of the styles, genres, motivations, traits and themes that can be found in the many facets of Australian musical culture.


Unit name Music and Place
Unit code FCA106
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Doctor Arabella Teniswood-Harvey
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe, analyse and compare diverse musical works using appropriate terminology.
  • Participate in informed discussions to reflect upon and communicate musical and contextual ideas.
  • Write an academic essay using evidence from scholarly sources.
  • Demonstrate understanding of styles, genres and themes in Australian music through creative practice and critical reflections.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
100101 $1,037.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,567.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly on-campus lectorial (1.5 hrs) 

Weekly on-campus workshop (1.5 hrs)

AssessmentTask 1. Class discussions (15%)|Task 3: Essay (30%)|Task 2: Class Assignments (35%)|Task 4: Open Book Test (20%)
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