Courses & Units

Music and Politics FCA208



This unit focusses on the interrelationship between music and politics by exploring aspects such as musical activism, propaganda, censorship and the underground. You will investigate the creation, reception and transmission of music from diverse styles, cultures, periods and global perspectives and become critically aware of music’s influence and impact, and its potential to be used and misused for political intent. You will build skills to underpin diverse career pathways in music through an exciting and distinctive project in which you will interrogate and explore the concept of music and politics, while gaining an introduction to project management and further proficiency and confidence in research, writing and formats of presentation.


Unit name Music and Politics
Unit code FCA208
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Doctor Arabella Teniswood-Harvey
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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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

  • Research, analyse, and evaluate interrelationships between music and politics
  • Communicate in various modes to diverse audiences
  • Employ project management skills to plan, manage and execute a project that focuses on the interrelationship between music and politics
  • Reflect critically on project processes and outcomes
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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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)

AssessmentTask 2: Portfolio of communication tasks (25%)|Task 4: Music and Politics project (40%)|Task 3: Essay (25%)|Task 1: Online and tutorial discussions 10% (10%)
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