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.

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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

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Material covered in MUSC1503 and MUSC1504, or advanced music theory qualifications, such as Music 2 for the NSW HSC, High Level Music for the IB (or equivalent). Students will take a diagnostic in Week 1 of semester to ensure they have the required level of music theory and aural skills.


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

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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.