Courses & Units

Arranging and Music Creation FCA201


This is the third unit designed to consolidate key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative practitioner. You will further develop essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training and apply them to create and arrange reimagined and new musical works.


Unit name Arranging and Music Creation
Unit code FCA201
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Mr Heath Brown
Available as an elective? No
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 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

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

  • Examine, explain and produce harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic materials
  • Create and develop music to a brief
  • Identify, investigate and communicate relevant technical and cultural contexts for the creation of music

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.



FCA119 or FCA105 or FCP102 or FCA103

Mutual Exclusions

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

FCP201, FCA204, FCA206


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart)

Weekly workshops (3.5 hrs total)

Self-directed learning 2-3 hrs per week  

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