Courses & Units

Music Practice 1 FCA111



Students are required to pass an audition to enrol in this unit.


This unit focuses on your major area of musical expression and practice and accommodates a diversity of specialisations. Music Practice is central and crucial to developing the core technical and artistic skills necessary for the creation and realisation of musical works. Throughout this unit you will be required to present your creative practice in formats appropriate to your particular specialisation and the task requirements. Collaboration is an important aspect of any area of music and you will participate in collaborative music-making opportunities such as ensembles or equivalent project work. You will engage in a range of activities and learning environments appropriate to your specialisation.


Unit name Music Practice 1
Unit code FCA111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Alistair Dobson

Teaching staff

Dr Maria Grenfell – Composition, Dr Glen Hodges – Jazz & Popular Music Performance, Arabella Teniswood-Harvey – Classical Music Performance, Dr Nick Haywood – Contemporary Music (String, Bass & Ensembles), Maria Lurighi – Contemporary Voice

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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. Create and/or perform musical works by identifying and implementing core technical and artistic skills.
  2. Explore and apply theoretical and contextual concepts related to your field.
  3. Engage in mentor facilitated self-reflection relating to your creative practice.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Music Technology Specialisation:
1.5hr weekly lecture
1.5hr weekly tutorial

Jazz & Popular Music Performance Specialisation:
A combination of:
1:1 lesson
Weekly workshop/performance class (all years)
Specialist ensemble/s

Classical Performance Specialisation:
A combination of:
1:1 lesson
Weekly workshop/performance class (all years)
Specialist ensemble/s

Composition Specialisation:
A combination of group lessons
1:1 lessons
Weekly composition seminar
Large ensemble participation

Songwriter Specialisation:
A combination of:
Group lessons
1:1 lesson
Weekly workshop/performance class (combined)

Commercial Music Creation Specialisation:
A combination of:
1.5hr weekly tutorial
1.5hr weekly lecture
1:1 lesson


Task 1: Process assessment (50%)

Task 2: Summative assessment (50%)

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