Year 11 and 12 students are given a taste of what it's really like to study music at the university.
The University Connections Program (UCP) (formerly University College program) enables students to undertake introductory level university units at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies in a number of different exciting units. These credits can also count towards a number of other degrees at the University of Tasmania and at other universities.
Music Performance Program
This program is for students in years 11 and 12 in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges who demonstrate significant skills in music performance or composition. The units exist within the Diploma of General Studies and provide significant challenges for young musicians. The unit coordinators are Sean Priest and Jacky Collyer
Music Technology Projects
This music technology program is for students in years 11 and 12 in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges. The units exist within the Diploma of General Studies. The unit coordinator is Jacky Collyer
Musical Production Program
This program is available to all students in State, Independent and Catholic schools and colleges that undertake a music theatre production, who participate on stage in a dramatic, singing or choreographic role or who play in the orchestra/band. Schools and colleges apply to participate in this program and usually conduct an audition process. Selection for enrolment is based upon the student's perceived capacity to work at the required standard and admission is formally supported by the teaching staff and Directorial/Creative Team.
The unit coordinator is Brian West (Lecturer in Pre-tertiary and Community Based Music programs).
Wider University Information and Partnerships
The University Connections Program is providing a forum for the wider discussion of university preparation and pathways including raising aspirations of school students to attend university and an opportunity to further develop future preparation and pathways initiatives. It is also providing an opportunity to emphasise the University of Tasmania's commitment to work in partnership with the wider community.