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 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe, analyse and compare diverse musical works using appropriate terminology.
  • Articulate musical and contextual ideas in various modes
  • Demonstrate understanding of styles, genres and themes in Australian music through creative practice and critical reflections.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

Students will participate in discussion and other learning activities to engage with content delivery.

AssessmentTask 1. Class discussions (15%)|Task 2: Research and Referencing Task (20%)|Task 3: Essay (30%)|Task 4: Portfolio of Creative Responses (35%)
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