Music

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Music

A major in music requires a minimum of 36 senior credit points, which must include MUSC3699 Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing.

Junior units of study

MUSC1501
Extended Fundamentals of Music
6    A 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.
Semester 1
MUSC1503
Fundamentals of Music 1
6    N MUSC1501, MCGY1008
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1504
Fundamentals of Music 2
6    A Material covered in MUSC1503. Students interested in taking this unit who have not completed MUSC1503 are advised to see the co-ordinator beforehand to ascertain that they have the required knowledge.
N MUSC1501
Semester 2
MUSC1506
Music in Western Culture
6    A The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media
6      Semester 1
ENSE1002
Choir 2
3    P ENSE1015
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1015
Choir 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ1000
Jazz Large Ensemble 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ1001
Jazz Large Ensemble 2
3    P JAZZ1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ1015
Jazz Ear Training 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1016
Jazz Ear Training 2
3    P JAZZ1015

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ1019
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1020
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 2
3    P JAZZ1019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ1025
Jazz Piano 1
3   

This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 1
JAZZ1026
Jazz Piano 2
3    P JAZZ1025


This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 2
MCGY1000
Aural Perception 1
3    A Ability to read music notation including treble and bass clefs. Knowledge of all tonal key signatures and standard time signatures.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MCGY1001
Aural Perception 1A
3    A Ability to read music notation including treble and bass clefs. Knowledge of all tonal key signatures and standard time signatures.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MCGY1002
Aural Perception 1B
3    P MCGY1001
Semester 2
MCGY1003
Aural Perception 2
3    P MCGY1000 or MCGY1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1008
Harmony and Analysis 1
3    A Ability to read musical notation including treble and bass clefs, and knowledge of scales, intervals and triads in tonal music.
Semester 1
MCGY1009
Harmony and Analysis 2
3    P MCGY1008
Semester 2

Senior units of study

Compulsory
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
Electives
MUSC2612
Music Performance
6    P 18 junior credit points, AND audition

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Audition (held in O-Week and Week 1 of semester) : 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 6 minutes and a brief interview. For information please go to http://music.sydney.edu.au/study/areas-of-study/arts-music/ or contact the Arts Music Unit on 9351 2923.
Semester 1
MUSC2614
Composition Workshop
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2616
Aural Cultures
6      Semester 2
MUSC2622
Music in the Sixties
6    P 18 junior credit points
N MUSC2106
Semester 2
MUSC2631
Music and Everyday Life
6    P 12 junior music credit points
Semester 2
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 junior credit points


An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 2
MUSC2654
Popular Music
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2667
Shakespeare as Opera
6    P 18 junior credit points.
Semester 1
MUSC2670
Music Festivals & Arts Events Management
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2679
Music and Spirituality
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
MUSC3606
Musical Australia and Asia
6    A An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology would be an advantage but not essential.
P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3609
Musicology
6    P 12 junior credit points in music, or by arrangement with the coordinator


This unit is a requirement for Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC3640
Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2

Conservatorium of Music Elective units

The following list of Conservatorium units are available to Arts students undertaking a Music Major. All Conservatorium units require coordinator permission for entry and students undertaking a Music Major must complete at least 18 senior credit points in MUSC coded units of study. Full unit of study descriptions can be found online, or in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Handbook.
Composition units
CMPN1000
Composition Through Improvisation 1
3      Semester 1
CMPN1003
Composition Through Improvisation 2
3    P CMPN1000
Semester 2
CMPN1611
Instrumentation and Orchestration
6    A It is strongly recommended that participants have a good grasp of modern and 20th century repertoire.
Semester 1
CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6    P CMPN1611
Semester 2
CMPN1631
Electroacoustic Music
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653
Semester 1
CMPN1632
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653


Students who don't have the prerequisite, but have prior computer programming experience can apply to the Coordinator for permission to enrol.
Semester 2
CMPN2006
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3      Semester 1
CMPN2007
Sound Recording Advanced
3    P CMPN2006
Semester 2
CMPN2613
Comp Techniques: Number and Process
6    P CMPN1612
N CMPN2011
Semester 1
CMPN2614
Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process
6    P CMPN2613 or CMPN2011
N CMPN2012
Semester 2
CMPN2633
Computer Music Advanced
6    P CMPN1632
Semester 1
CMPN3634
Interactive Media & Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1632
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
CMPN4666
Advanced Analysis
6    P MCGY4601 or with permission of the Coordinator
Semester 1
Analysis and Historical Studies
MCGY2611
Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque
6    A Ability to read musical notation


This is a Foundation unit in the History and Analysis of Music.
Semester 2
MCGY2612
Music in the Classical and Romantic Eras
6    A Ability to read musical notation


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history & culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY2613
Music in Modern Times
6    A Ability to read musical notation


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history & culture studies.
Semester 2
MCGY2614
Musical Worlds of Today
6    A Ability to read musical notation


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history & culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY3610
Chant in the West
6    P MCGY2611
Semester 2
MCGY3627
Paleography of Music
6    A Knowledge of current musical notation is essential.
P MCGY2611 or with permission of the coordinator

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MCGY3631
African-American Music Inquiry
6    P At least 12 cps of Foundation units (MCGY2611, MCGY2612, MCGY2613 MCGY2614) or with permission of the coordinator.
Semester 1
MCGY3639
Modernism in Austria & Germany 1889-1914
6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of late 19th-century harmonic practices.
P MCGY2011 or with permission of the coordinator.
Semester 1
MCGY3013
Late Beethoven Seminar
3    A It is strongly recommended that students have completed MCGY2612, or have a sound knowledge of the Viennese Classical repertoire.
P MCGY2612 or with permission of the coordinator
Semester 1
MCGY2600
Advanced Harmony
6    P MCGY2011
Semester 2

Music Skills

Music 2 recommended or AMEB Level 6 Musicianship for entry
MCGY1000
Aural Perception 1
3    A Ability to read music notation including treble and bass clefs. Knowledge of all tonal key signatures and standard time signatures.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MCGY1001
Aural Perception 1A
3    A Ability to read music notation including treble and bass clefs. Knowledge of all tonal key signatures and standard time signatures.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MCGY1002
Aural Perception 1B
3    P MCGY1001
Semester 2
MCGY1003
Aural Perception 2
3    P MCGY1000 or MCGY1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2004
Aural Perception 3
3    P MCGY1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2005
Aural Perception 4
3    P MCGY2004
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1008
Harmony and Analysis 1
3    A Ability to read musical notation including treble and bass clefs, and knowledge of scales, intervals and triads in tonal music.
Semester 1
MCGY1009
Harmony and Analysis 2
3    P MCGY1008
Semester 2
MCGY2010
Harmony and Analysis 3
3    P MCGY1009
Semester 1
MCGY2011
Harmony and Analysis 4
3    P MCGY2010
Semester 2
JAZZ1015
Jazz Ear Training 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1016
Jazz Ear Training 2
3    P JAZZ1015

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ2038
Jazz Ear Training 3
3    P JAZZ1016

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ2039
Jazz Ear Training 4
3    P JAZZ2038

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ1019
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1020
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 2
3    P JAZZ1019

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ2016
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 3
3    P JAZZ1020

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ2017
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 4
3    P JAZZ2016

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
Ensemble/Performance Studies
ENSE1015
Choir 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1002
Choir 2
3    P ENSE1015
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1019
Choir 3
3    P ENSE1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE2003
Choir 4
3    P ENSE1019
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE2008
Choir 5
3    P ENSE2003
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE3016
Choir 6
3    P ENSE2008
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE2012
Choir 7
3    P ENSE3016
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE4020
Choir 8
3    P ENSE2012
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ1025
Jazz Piano 1
3   

This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 1
JAZZ1026
Jazz Piano 2
3    P JAZZ1025


This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 2
JAZZ2022
Jazz Piano 3
3    P JAZZ1026


This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 1
JAZZ2023
Jazz Piano 4
3    P JAZZ2022


This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Semester 2
JAZZ2030
Jazz Vocal Workshop 1
3      Semester 1
JAZZ2031
Jazz Vocal Workshop 2
3    P JAZZ2030
Semester 2
The following units also require an audition for entry
PERF3000
Conducting 1
3   

To remain in the unit, students must pass an audition in the first week of class. Audition requirements: To demonstrate the beat patterns for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Semester 1
PERF3001
Conducting 2
3    P PERF3000


Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 1 to gain admission
Semester 2
PERF4000
Conducting 3
3    P PERF3001


Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 2 to gain admission
Semester 1
PERF4001
Conducting 4
3    P PERF4000


Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 3 to gain admission
Semester 2
JAZZ1000
Jazz Large Ensemble 1
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ1001
Jazz Large Ensemble 2
3    P JAZZ1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ2002
Jazz Large Ensemble 3
3    P JAZZ1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ2003
Jazz Large Ensemble 4
3    P JAZZ2002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ3002
Jazz Large Ensemble 5
3    P JAZZ2003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ3003
Jazz Large Ensemble 6
3    P JAZZ3002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ4002
Jazz Large Ensemble 7
3    P JAZZ3003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2
JAZZ4003
Jazz Large Ensemble 8
3    P JAZZ4002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
Semester 2

Music Education

MUED1009
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
3    N GENS1001
Semester 2
MUED2301
Music Learning Through Community Service
3      Semester 1
PERF2622
Professional Practice Internship
6    P 48 credit points from UG Music degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange

MUSC2810
Music Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC2812
Music Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC2813
Music Exchange
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours

MUSC4011
Music Honours A
12    P Credit results in MUSC3609, and either MUSC2631 or MUSC3699, plus a Music Major with credit average results in 36 senior music credit points.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC4012
Music Honours B
12    C MUSC4011
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC4013
Music Honours C
12    C MUSC4012
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC4014
Music Honours D
12    C MUSC4013
Semester 1
Semester 2