Courses & Units

Foundation Practical Study FCP113


This unit is only available via the University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly known as the UTAS/University College Program).

Please contact the UConnect support team with enquiries or find out more about credit for UCP units and other information at University Connections Program.

When completed, this full UTAS unit will attract TCE points and contribute to ATAR.

All college students enrolled in this unit are encouraged to be a member of a college band/ensemble or choir. If the student is a composition major, it is advised that they have their works performed and recorded by an appropriate ensemble/performer.

Students who complete FCP113 but do not meet the standard required for a pass result or higher, will be withdrawn from the course without academic penalty - a failure (NN) result is not recorded on the academic transcript.


This unit (FCP113) is the first of two University Connections Program music units for year 11/12 students aimed at providing an intensive course of study in performance or composition designed to build skills to allow a successful audition into the Bachelor of Music Degree.


Unit name Foundation Practical Study
Unit code FCP113
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator Mr Sean Priest
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Full Year Period 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
Full Year Period 21/2/2022 9/8/2022 16/10/2022 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate instrumental/compositional skills evidenced through recital/presentation of your works.
  • deepen your musical understanding through developing appropriate repertoire or musical composition to performance standard and engaging in classroom conversation, research and independent learning activities to develop musical ideas for interpretation through performance/presentation.
  • demonstrate understanding of the nature of instrumental performance or presentation of musical compositions, developing reliable strategies to improve performance; in particular effective practising/compositional techniques, designed to make best use of available time, communicating with and coordinating rehearsal times with associated musicians.
  • demonstrate effective communication, information, literacy and analytical skills by engaging in specific activities to enhance the development of critical understanding of performance/composition issues (weekly instrumental/composition class, performance practice, assessment presentations, attendance at and critique of professional performances).
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $2,005.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,890.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

This unit is part of the University Connections Program and is taught in partner schools and colleges across the Tasmanian school year. Please check the unit outline or contact the unit coordinator for further information. 

AssessmentTask 1: Written portfolio presentation (20%)|Task 2: Instrumental/vocal strand: Mid-year Recital, Composition strand: Mid-year Presentation (15%)|Task 3: Instrumental/vocal strand: End of year Recital, Composition strand: End of year Presentation and performance (65%)
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