Courses & Units

Music Project 1 FCE107


  • Enrolment in this unit is subject to approval by the Unit Coordinator.
  • Conservatorium students are expected to have prepared their parts thoroughly prior to the first scheduled rehearsal.
  • This unit is also available as a Performance Project Unit within the University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly known as the UTAS/University College Program):
    • Successful students can count the unit towards their TCE (15 credit points) but do not receive a TE score (for contribution to ATAR).
    • Important: UCP students who complete this FCE unit but do not meet the standard required for a pass result or higher will be withdrawn from the course without academic penalty – a failure (NN) award is not recorded on their university transcript. This (unfortunately), results in students not obtaining the allocated 15 TCE credit points.
    • Students identified at risk of not passing this unit should consider withdrawing and enrolling in the TASC Music Ensemble Level 2 course (MUT205115) providing there is a sufficient timeframe to meet requirements of that course (and if successful, to obtain the allocated TCE credit points).
    • Work in this unit is not permitted to be also counted/used for any assessment purposes in other units or courses of study that contribute to TCE points (TASC subjects for example).
    • Please contact the UConnect support team with enquiries or find out more about credit for UCP units and other information at University Connections Program.


Designed to explore the procedural and artistic elements embedded within professional music performance practice, this unit encompasses the undertaking of thorough pre-rehearsal preparation as well as an intensive rehearsal process leading to (at least) two full presentations of prepared material. Students will develop skills in music collaboration, musical placement and technical and artistic skills appropriate to extended ensemble situations within a variety of contexts.


Unit name Music Project 1
Unit code FCE107
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Dr Nick Haywood (Conservatorium based unit offerings)
Mr Brian West (University Connections Program offerings)

Teaching staff

Dr Nick Haywood (Conservatorium based unit offerings)
Mr Brian West (University Connections Program offerings) and other staff as advised.

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $1,641.00 2019: $4,726.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Audition and a balanced ensemble

Mutual Exclusions

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

FCE141, FCE142


Teaching Pattern

Semester 1 and 2: weekly 2 x 3 hour rehearsals/coaching sessions (12 weeks) or as timetabled by ensemble directors.
Semester 3, 4 and 5: 2 x 3-day weekends of sectionals and rehearsals totalling an average 40-60 hrs or as timetabled by ensemble directors.


Conductor/Tutor/Directional Team assessment: 30%

On-going rehearsal effectiveness assessment (observational review): 20%

Performances: At least 2 public concerts of prepared repertoire: 50%

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As advised by lecturers

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