Music Journalism (MUSC3639)


Even as the 'Age of Newspapers' seems to be coming to an end, human beings' need for authoritative commentary on music remains as strong as ever. Along with surveying the history of music journalism from the early eighteenth century up to the present day, this unit of study offers participants the chance to try their hands at various forms of music journalism.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1 hr lecture, 1 hr tut/week.


Exercises in music journalism and reviewing 4,000 words (50%), final paper 2,000 words (30%), participation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


18 junior credit points

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.