Bachelor of Music

Contemporary Music Practice

In this Program, you will experience contemporary music production, work with industry professionals, learn from music historians, and rub shoulders with some of the country’s best student musicians. This program also gives you the opportunity to discover inventive approaches to writing and performing music, all while learning to study, interpret, and perform the music of others in innovative and new ways.

Area of Study

Credit Points

To qualify for the award of pass degree, the following minimum levels of achievement must be reached

Contemporary Music Practice

60

MUSC3406 Contemporary Music Practice 6;
24 cps in Contemporary Music Studies units including 12 cps in Popular Music Studies

Music Skills

24

12 cps in Music Theory and Aural Skills units;
6 cps in Music Technology;

Analysis, History and Culture Studies
(AHCS)

24

MCGY1030 This is Music;
MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media;
CMPN1612 New Music, New Thinking;
6 cps in AHCS Foundation units

Year 4 Project

36

Project 1A -2A;
12 cps in project related electives

Electives

48

 

 

Indicative enrolment pathway

Semesters 1 - 4

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Semester 3

 

Semester 4

 

MUSC1401 Contemporary Music Practice 1

6

MUSC1402 Contemporary Music Practice 2

6

MUSC2403 Contemporary Music Practice 3

6

MUSC2404 Contemporary Music Practice 4

6

Music Skills

6

Music Skills

6

Music Skills

6

AHCS Foundation

6

MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media

6

CMPN1612 New Music, New Thinking

6

Contemporary Music or Popular Music electives

6

Contemporary Music or Popular Music electives

6

MCGY1030 This is Music

6

Music Technology

6

Free Choice

6

Free Choice

6

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24


Semesters 5 - 8

Semester 5

 

Semester 6

 

Semester 7

 

Semester 8

 

MUSC3405 Contemporary Music Practice 5

6

MUSC3406 Contemporary Music Practice 6

6

Project 1A

12

Project 2A

12

Contemporary Music or Popular Music electives

6

Contemporary Music or Popular Music electives

6

Project related electives

6

Project related electives

6

Free Choice

12

Free Choice

12

Free Choice

6

Free Choice

6

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

24

 

Contemporary and Popular Studies Electives

Popular Music Studies Electives

Cps

MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music Media

6

MUSC2612 Music Performance

6

MUSC2638 Jazz Riots and Revolutions

6

MUSC2654 Popular Music

6

MUSC2666 Global Sound: Drum & Bass, Rhythm & Soul

6

MUSC2670 Music Festivals & Arts Events Management

6

MUSC2672 Australian Popular Music

6

MUSC2691 Music and Politics

6

MUSC3630 Popular Music and the Moving Image

6

MUSC3631 Music in Public: Performance and Power

6

   

Contemporary Music Studies Electives

 

JAZZ1021 Jazz History 1

3

JAZZ1022 Jazz History 2

3

MCGY3631 African-American Music Inquiry

6

MUSC1506 Music in Western Culture

6

MUSC2614 Composition Workshop

6

MUSC2616 Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds

6

MUSC2622 Music in the Sixties

6

MUSC2663 Survey of Film Music

6

MUSC2691 Revolutionary Voices: Music and Politics

6

MUSC3610 Musical Traditions and Globalisation

6

MUSC3624 Music and Sound in 21st Century Film

6

MUSC3630 Popular Music and the Moving Image

6

MUSC3639 Music Journalism

6

MUSC3640 Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America

6