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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.

Summary 2021

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



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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.



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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