Fundamentals of Music 2 (MUSC1504)


A more advanced exploration of music literacy skills. The material covered in this course ranges from the broad to the specific: from an examination of musical elements and the way they are used in a variety of musical genres through to specific compositional aspects such as four-part writing or analysis of melodic writing across musical cultures. Listening skills are developed in this unit of study.

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


Written and online music theory assessment (60%), aural assessment (30%), attendance and participation (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?


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Assumed knowledge



MUSC1501 or MUSC1502 or MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC2699

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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.