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 (MUSC1503 and MUSC1504), or HSC Music 2
N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC2693 or MUSC2699 or MCGY1008


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 MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC1501 or MUSC1502 or MUSC2699 or MCGY1008
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1504
Fundamentals of Music 2
6    A MUSC1503
N MUSC1501 or MUSC1502 or MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1002 or MUSC1003 or MUSC1004 or MUSC1005 or MUSC2699
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.
N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCP1603
Practical Keyboard Skills 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Must have keyboard skills and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCP1604
Practical Keyboard Skills 2
6    P ACCP1603

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Must have keyboard skills and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN1010
Creative Vocal Ensemble
3    A Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software.
Semester 2
ENSE1015
Choir 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1002
Choir 2
3    P ENSE1015
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1015
Choir 1
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1019
Choir 3
3    P ENSE1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1601
Chamber Choir 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE1602
Chamber Choir 2
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion of a Music Skills Test is essential prior to commencement. Conservatorium of Music students who did not do the test during the audition period and non-Conservatorium of Music Students should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1001
Aural Perception 1A
3   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion of a Music Skills Test is essential prior to commencement. Conservatorium of Music students who did not do the test during the audition period and non-Conservatorium of Music Students should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
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.
N MUSC2699


Completion of a Music Skills Test is essential prior to commencement. Conservatorium of Music students who did not do the test during the audition period and non-Conservatorium of Music Students should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1009
Harmony and Analysis 2
3    P MCGY1008
Semester 2
MUED1009
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
3      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
N MUSC2012


Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 6 minutes and a brief interview.
Semester 1
MUSC2613
Music Ensembles Performance
6    P Music Performance MUSC2612, or written permission by the Arts Music Unit
N MUSC2013
Semester 2
MUSC2614
Composition Workshop
6    P 18 Junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2616
Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 1
MUSC2622
Music in the Sixties
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2106
Semester 1
MUSC2631
Music and Everyday Life
6    P 12 credit points of Junior Music units
N MUSC2903


This unit is a requirement for Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC2638
Jazz Hipsters and Hegemony
6      Semester 1
MUSC2644
Introduction to the Philosophy of Music
6    P 24 credit points of Units
Semester 1
MUSC2645
Psychology of Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2053


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 1
MUSC2654
Popular Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2663
Survey of Film Music

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
MUSC2664
Popular Music and the Moving Image

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2666
A Global Sound: African American Music
6    P 18 junior credit points.
N SSCP1002
Semester 2
MUSC2667
Shakespeare as Opera

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 Junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2670
Music Festivals and Arts Events Management

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 Junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2672
Australian Popular Music
6    P 18 junior credit points.
Semester 2
MUSC2679
Spirituality as Music

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 Junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2691
Music and Politics
6    A English literacy
Semester 1
MUSC2693
Fundamentals of Music 3
6    N MUSC1501 or MUSC2615 or MUSC2699
Semester 1
MUSC2694
Survey of World Music

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3601
Contemporary Music Making 1
6    P MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC2653
N MUSC1401 or MUSC1402 or MUSC2403 or MUSC2404 or MUSC3405 or MUSC3406


Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC3602
Contemporary Music Making 2
6    P MUSC3601


Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Semester 2
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653


Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Semester 2
MUSC3606
Musical Australia and Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 18 Junior credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Assumed knowledge: An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology would be an advantage but not essential.
Semester 1
MUSC3609
Musicology
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Music units
N MUSC3904


This unit is a requirement for Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC3610
Musical Traditions and Globalization
6    P 48 credit points of Junior Units
Semester 1
MUSC3639
Music Journalism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3640
Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   

Musical knowledge may be helpful but not necessary
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      Semester 1
CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6      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


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 1
CMPN2614
Comp Techniques: Tonality and Process
6    P CMPN2613 or CMPN2011
N CMPN2012


Strong music theory and notation skills are essential in this unit of study
Semester 2
CMPN2633
Computer Music Advanced
6    P CMPN1632
Semester 1
CMPN3634
Interactive Media and 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
Semester 1
Analysis and Historical Studies
MCGY2600
Advanced Harmony
6    P MCGY2011
N MCGY2000 or MCGY2001
Semester 2
MCGY2601
Perception of Music Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P 48 credit points of units
Semester 2
MCGY2611
Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque
6    A Ability to read musical notation


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


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 2
MCGY2614
Musical Worlds of Today
6   

This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY3601
Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P MCGY2011
Semester 2
MCGY3603
Baroque Music: History and Performance
6    A Knowledge of baroque music such as that gained from taking a foundation music history course covering the 17th and 18th centuries.
N MCGY3003 or MCGY3004
Semester 1
MCGY3604
J.S. Bach and his World
6    P MCGY2611


If students do not meet pre-requisites, they may seek permission from the Unit Co-Ordinator
Semester 2
MCGY3610
Chant in the West

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P MCGY2611

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MCGY3013
Late Beethoven Seminar

This unit of study is not available in 2017

3    A MCGY2612
P MCGY2612
Semester 2
MCGY3627
Paleography of Music
6      Semester 1
MCGY3629
Romanticism and the Fantastic
6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
P MCGY2612
N MCGY3029 or MCGY3037
Semester 1
MCGY3630
New Germans: Wagner and Liszt 1848-76

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
P MCGY2612
Semester 2
MCGY3631
African-American Music Inquiry

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 1
MCGY3639
Modernism in Austria and Germany 1889-1914
6      Semester 2
Music Skills
Music 2 recommended or AMEB Level 6 Musicianship for entry
MCGY2004
Aural Perception 3
3    P MCGY1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2005
Aural Perception 4
3    P MCGY2004
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2010
Harmony and Analysis 3
3    P MCGY1009
Semester 1
MCGY2011
Harmony and Analysis 4
3    P MCGY2010
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
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
ENSE2603
Chamber Choir 3
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE2604
Chamber Choir 4
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE2008
Choir 5
3    P ENSE2003
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE3605
Chamber Choir 5
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE3606
Chamber Choir 6
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
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
ENSE4607
Chamber Choir 7
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENSE4608
Chamber Choir 8
6   

Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Semester 1
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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
JAZZ2031
Jazz Vocal Workshop 2
3    P JAZZ2030
Semester 2
PERF2604
Chinese Music Ensemble 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PERF2605
Chinese Music Ensemble 2
6    P PERF2604

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students may seek permission from the co-ordinator if pre-requisites are not met.
Semester 2
PERF3606
Chinese Music Ensemble 3
6    P PERF2604 or PERF2605

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
PERF3607
Chinese Music Ensemble 4
6    P PERF3606 or (PERF2604 and PERF2605)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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 and prepare Divertimento in D; Movement 1 K.136 (Mozart) demonstrating basic cues and dynamics.
Semester 1
PERF3001
Conducting 2
3    P PERF3000


Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 1 to gain admission and prepare the Haydn Variations (Brahms): theme, var.1 and var.3 for audition. Students with conducting experience, who have not taken Conducting 1, can audition for entry.
Semester 2
PERF3603
Advanced Conducting

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    P PERF3000 and PERF3001


Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 2 to gain admission. Students with substantial conducting experience, who have not taken Conducting 1 or 2, can audition for entry.
Semester 1
JAZZ2002
Jazz Large Ensemble 3
3    P JAZZ1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
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. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Music Education
MUED2301
Music Learning Through Community Service

This unit of study is not available in 2017

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

Honours

MUSC4011
Music Honours A
12    P Credit results in MUSC3609, and (MUSC2631 or MUSC3699), and a result of Credit or greater in 36 credit points of Senior Music units

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