Courses & Units

Music and Place FCA106



This unit introduces you to the ways in which music and music-making can be shaped by environment. It encourages you to reflect upon the impact of place on musical practices. You will have the opportunity to explore the distinctiveness of music and music-making in Tasmania, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, investigate a diverse range of musical works, contemporary and historical, and develop an exciting project to explore the concept of music and place.


Unit name Music and Place
Unit code FCA106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Dr Carolyn Philpott

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe, evaluate and compare diverse musical works that engage with the notion of place.
  2. Reflect upon and communicate musical (and/or technological) and contextual ideas.
  3. Realise an independent or collaborative project, through creation, performance, research, recording, or distribution that explores the relationship between music and place.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

Off Campus:
Fortnightly online class (1.5 hours)

On Campus:
Fortnightly tutorial (1.5 hours) 
Weekly project (1.5 hours)


Task 1: Class assignments (25%)

Task 2: Written task, 1000 words (25%)

Task 3: Music and Place project, 3000 words or equivalent (50%)

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