Analysis, History and Culture Studies

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

Analysis History and Culture Studies

1. The Analysis History and Culture Studies requirements apply to students undertaking one of the following BMus Programs. Students must select the specific units set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.
(a) Composition for Creative Industries: 12 credit points of Foundation units; 12 credit points of electives
(b) Contemporary Music Practice: 12 credit points of Foundation units; 12 credit points of electives
(c) Digital Music and Media: 12 credit points of Foundation units; 12 credit points of electives
(d) Improvised Music: 12 credit points of Foundation units; 12 credit points of electives
(e) Musicology major: 24 Foundation units.
 
2. The Analysis History and Culture Studies requirements apply to students undertaking one of the following BMus (Music Education) Streams. Students must select the specific units set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.
(a) Performance: 30 credit points of Foundation units
(b) Jazz: 24 credit points of Foundation units; 6 credit points of Foundation or electives
(c) Composition: 12 credit points of Foundation units; 6 credit points of electives
(d) Musicology: 24 credit points of Foundation units
(e) Contemporary Music: 24 credit points of Foundation units; 12 credit points of electives.
 
3. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Music (Performance) or the Bachelor of Music (Composition) must complete a total of 24 credit points of AHCS Foundation and elective units as set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.

Foundation Units

JAZZ1021
Jazz History 1
3    A Students enrolling in this unit are expected to have strong overall music skills including notation, reading, aural skills, music research and analysis and jazz performance (excluding non-jazz students)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.
Semester 2
JAZZ1022
Jazz History 2
3    P JAZZ1021


Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.
Semester 1
JAZZ2018
Jazz History 3
3    P JAZZ1022


Non-Jazz degree students will be considered for a place in the class based on enrolment numbers prior to the commencement of the semester.
Semester 2
MCGY1030
This is Music
6   

This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, History and Culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY1031
Australian Musical Worlds
6   

This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
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 The ability to read musical notation and basic knowledge of music theory.


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 1
MUSC1506
Music in Western Culture
6    A The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and knowledge of elementary music theory.


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 2
MUSC2638
Jazz Riots and Revolutions
6      Semester 1

Electives

CMPN1612
New Music, New Thinking
6      Semester 2
CMPN4666
Advanced Analysis
6    P MCGY4601
Semester 1
JAZZ3618
Jazz Musicology and Analysis
6    P JAZZ2017 or JAZZ2624
N JAZZ3018 or JAZZ3019


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, History and Culture studies.
Semester 1
MCGY1019
Musicology Workshop 1
3   

Musicology Workshop is available to all undergraduate students and is particularly recommended for those taking the Musicology stream in the B.Mus.Studies. It is a mandatory unit for the Musicology Major in the Bachelor of Music.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1020
Musicology Workshop 2
3    P MCGY1019


Musicology Workshop is available to all undergraduate students and is particularly recommended for those taking the Musicology stream in the B.Mus.Studies. It is a mandatory unit for the Musicology Major in the Bachelor of Music.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2615
The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera
6    P (MCGY2611 or MCGY2612) and (MCGY2613 or MCGY2614)
Semester 2
MCGY2621
Exploring Ethnomusicology
6    P MCGY1013 or MCGY1030


This is a compulsory unit for the minor in ethnomusicology. If prerequisite not met, you may apply for special permission.
Semester 2
MCGY3601
Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P MCGY2011
Semester 2
MCGY3602
Understanding East Asian Music
6      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 1
MCGY3627
Paleography of Music
6    A Knowledge of current musical notation is essential.
P MCGY2611


If prerequisite not met, you may apply for special permission.
Semester 2
MCGY3629
Romanticism and the Fantastic

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
P MCGY2612
Semester 1
MCGY3630
New Germans: Wagner and Liszt 1848-76
6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
P MCGY2612
Semester 1
MCGY3638
Harmony as Counterpoint
6      Semester 1
MCGY3639
Modernism in Austria and Germany 1889-1914

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A It is expected that students will have some knowledge of late 19th-century harmonic practices.
P MCGY2612
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1
MUSC2616
Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds
6      Semester 1
MUSC2644
Introduction to the Philosophy of Music

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 24 credit points of Units
Semester 1
MUSC2645
Psychology of Music
6      Semester 1
MUSC2648
Words and Music : Song Across Cultures
6    A Students enrolling in this unit of study must previously have completed 48 junior credit points, or have the permission of the coordinator
Semester 1
MUSC2654
Popular Music
6      Semester 2
MUSC2663
Survey of Film Music
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
MUSC2664
Popular Music and the Moving Image
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC2666
Global Sound: Drum and Bass, Rhythm and Soul

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 18 junior credit points.
Semester 1
MUSC2672
Australian Popular Music
6    P 18 junior credit points.
Semester 2
MUSC3609
Musicology
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Music units
N MUSC3904


This unit is a requirement for Honours in the Arts Music unit.
Semester 2
MUSC3610
Musical Traditions and Globalization
6   

Student must have completed 48 credit points of 1000-level units or ask for permission from the coordinator.
Semester 1
MUSC3629
Music and Everyday Life
6   

This unit is a requirement for Honours in the BA.
Semester 2
MUSC3631
Music in Public: Performance and Power
6      Semester 2
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6    P 18 Junior credit points


A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required.
Semester 2
MUSC4214
Musicology Workshop Advanced
6      Semester 2