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 around the world. 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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Mr Damien Goundrie
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe, evaluate and compare diverse musical works that engage with the notion of place
  • Reflect upon and communicate musical (and/or technological) and contextual ideas
  • 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 $1,002.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart)

Fortnightly online content (1.5 hrs) 

Fortnightly on-campus tutorial (1.5 hrs) 

Weekly on-campus workshop (1.5 hrs)

AssessmentAssessment Task 1. Class assignments (25%)|Assessment Task 4: Project (40%)|Assessment Task 3: Journal (10%)|Assessment Task 2: Written task (25%)
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