Courses & Units

Music and the Future FCA209



What will it mean to be a musician in the future? How might music continue to evolve and adapt to change? How will audiences of the future access their preferred genre? Who will fund music production and consumption? Will live performance survive? How have musicians of the present and past responded to radical change? What change might we envisage from the circumstances of today?

These are just some of the questions you will examine in this unit through investigation, discussion, debate and experimentation. You will be asked to explore new modes of musical work, emerging from your research, enquiry and future gazing.

The unit extends students' understanding of concepts, theories and practices relating to managing and executing independent and collaborative musical projects that are future focused.


Unit name Music and the Future
Unit code FCA209
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Doctor Glen Hodges
Available as student elective? Yes


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Situate your and/or others’ music practice against contemporary trends and with speculation to future directions
  • Research and communicate ideas and arguments coherently to diverse audiences
  • Explore planning, speculation and experimentation as strategies for creative research and project development
  • 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 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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