Extended Fundamentals of Music (MUSC1501)


Through an integrated and research-based approach to music composition and analysis, student's knowledge of music theory and compositional techniques is extended. Skills in this area cover a range of Western and Non-Western musical styles, from classical music to film music to noise.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1hr lecture and 2 x 1hr tutorials (aural & written)/wk


Written and online music theory assessment (70%), aural assessment (30%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

(MUSC1503 and MUSC1504), or HSC Music 2


MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC2693 or MUSC2699 or MCGY1008

Additional Information

Students will take a diagnostic in Week 1 of semester to ensure they have the required level of music theory and aural skills.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.