Courses & Units

Tools, Techniques and Digital Audio FCA119



This is the second of three units designed to develop key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative musician. You will engage in a variety of learning environments and activities aimed at developing essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training. You will also learn the applied principles of digital audio through the use of specialist software platforms and their application and connection to a variety of musical contexts.


Unit name Tools, Techniques and Digital Audio
Unit code FCA119
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Mr Damien Kingston
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
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 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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

  • Identify and analyse increasingly complex harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic materials
  • Construct and express harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic material
  • Explain and apply use of digital audio tools
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
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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FCA120 Tools, Techniques and Sound

Mutual Exclusions

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

FCP102 , FCA105, FCA103


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart) 

Weekly classes including lectures, workshops and tutorials (up to 4 hrs weekly) 

Plus self-directed learning 2-3 hrs per week  

AssessmentTask 1: Homework and Formative Assessments. (40%)|Task 4: Digital Audio Project (20%)|Task 3: Aural Assessment (20%)|Task 2: Theory Assignment (20%)
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