Analysis, History and Culture Studies Electives

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MCGY3639 Modernism in Austria & Germany 1889-1914

P: MCGY2011 or with permission from the coordinator

Classes: one 2-hour seminar/week

Assumed knowledge: some knowledge of late 19th century harmonic pratices

Assessment: Essay (30%), critical and analytical assignments (20%), listening and score-based tests (20%), in-class presentation (20%), seminar participation (10%)

Musicology units of study

 16/12/2015

Subject details

Other units of study listed in the Core section can also be taken as electives. Elective units require a minimum enrolment number to run.

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

CMPN4666 Advanced Analysis

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Ricketson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 2 hr seminar/lecture per week Prerequisites: MCGY4601 Assessment: Class presentation (1000 words) (15%), Composition analysis (20%), Weekly readings reports (15%), Research Project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to equip students with a working knowledge of current music theory and analysis practice, impart analytical skills that can be applied across a broad spectrum of activities and different musical genres and types, and develop an understanding of related concepts such as what analysis actually is, different types of analysis (functional, descriptive, surface, aural/perceptual vs. score based) and an understanding of working at different levels of abstraction.
JAZZ3631 Music Business Skills

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lect/wk Assessment: Press Kit (35%), Tour Plan (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music Business Skills is designed to prepare graduating students for the non-musical aspects of their forthcoming career. The unit is designed as an overview of the many different facets of the music industry, including setting up a small music business (including GST/taxation overview and responsibilities), funding sources and alternatives, tour planning and budgeting, producing and designing promotional tools, dealing with record company's/music publishing, and other essential techniques and requirements of running a successful music business in today's competitive arts environment.
MCGY1019 Musicology Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr seminar per week Corequisites: MCGY2603 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), reflective journal (40%), participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may occasionally be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY1020 Musicology Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr seminar per week Prerequisites: MCGY1019 Corequisites: MCGY2604 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), reflective journal (40%), participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focusses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY2018 Musicology Workshop 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY1020 Corequisites: MCGY3605 or MCGY3620 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY2019 Musicology Workshop 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Prerequisites: MCGY2018 Corequisites: MCGY3606 or MCGY3622 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY3023 Musicology Workshop 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2019 Assessment: Presentation of semester paper (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY3024 Musicology Workshop 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY3023 Assessment: Presentation of research paper(s) (40%), workshop reports (40%), class participation and short tasks (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Musicology Workshop provides a forum for discussion of musicological work, and gives students the opportunity to present their work in a seminar format and to discuss issues and methodology with the whole group, gaining practice in presentation and feedback. It also provides a broadening of students' experience in the field through contact with the work of others including that of staff, postgraduate students, and visiting speakers when available. Occasional class projects are held in which the whole group focuses on a project such as the discussion of a recent conference or performances, musicological issues or activities, or recent literature. Workshop classes may from time to time be held at other locations for attendance of special lectures or viewing of specialist collections. Students are expected occasionally to attend other musicological activities at the Conservatorium held at different times such as Musicology Research Seminars, the Musicology Colloquium Series and the Alfred Hook Lecture Series.
MCGY2600 Advanced Harmony - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Lewis Cornwell Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2011 Prohibitions: MCGY2000 or MCGY2001 Assessment: Four 25-bar musical assignments (75%); 30 minute seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students in this unit will observe in detail a selection of Western musical styles and the work of particular composers, applying the knowledge thus gained by writing short compositions in the relevant styles. For the student with some creative inclinations, the activity of stylistic imitation offers unique insights into the music of any period. Topics for study will be selected according to the interests of the group, taking into account the need for a coherent and cumulative course structure.
MCGY2601 Perception of Music Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Seminar per week Prerequisites: 48 credit points of units Assessment: Class participation in performances and discussions (10%); Poster presentation (30%); Development of a pilot study topic (20%); Written report (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Listening to music performance is an everyday occurrence, yet expert listeners possess tacit knowledge about performers' sound and little is known about how they process sensory information from a performer to conceptualise, recognise and verbalise the sound they hear. This unit of study will focus on recent empirical research studies and examine the ways in which we listen to music performers by sound and sight, how we assess music performance, and how we describe the sounds we hear.
MCGY2615 The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox (coordinator), Dr David Larkin, A/Prof Michael Halliwell Session: Semester 2 Classes: One x 1-hour lecture, One x 2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: Two units from the following (MCGY2611 or MCGY2612 or MCGY2613 or MCGY2614) Assessment: Essay (40%), Presentation (30%), Listening tests (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Since its beginnings around 1600, no genre of Western art music has been more innovative or influential than opera. It has inspired devotion and disdain, and led to innumerable theoretical debates. In this unit, 400 years of changing operatic practices will be explored through a series of seminal works. These will be treated as documents of specific historical circumstances (including contemporaneous singing and staging practices), and as aesthetic objects which have been reinvented continuously down to the present.
MCGY3013 Late Beethoven Seminar

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Peter McCallum Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2612 Assumed knowledge: MCGY2612 Assessment: assignment, presentation, project and participation as specified in the course outline (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of the unit is to examine the changes in the last 12 years of Beethoven's creative output, and discuss these in terms of a transition between what are traditionally called 'classic' and 'romantic' periods. This will be done through analysis, and the discussion of critical surveys, aesthetics and contemporary sources. Themes covered will include: Classicism/Romanticism. the compositional process. Beethoven and the fugue in the late style. Variations as transformations. The late quartets. The last 5 Piano Sonatas. Missa Solemnis. The 9th Symphony. Reception of Beethoven's late works.
MCGY3601 Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Richard Cohn Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture Prerequisites: MCGY2011 Assessment: 6 x Bi-Weekly Papers (15% each); In class Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Explore how 19th-century composers extended 18th-century chromatic routines for new expressive purposes, and discovered new compositional syntaxes in those routines. Learn new terms and graphic techniques for classifying and representing harmonic states characteristic of 19th?century music. Study systematic implications of analytical observations. Representation of analytical interpretations using economical and focused prose. Intensive study of compositions by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Wagner.
MCGY3602 Understanding East Asian Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr Seminar per week Assessment: Academic blog based on class activity (15%); In-class presentation (15%); Academic blog based on set reading (10%); Major essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will learn about, discuss and play different musical forms from East Asia ¿ ranging from ancient guqin music to contemporary K-Pop. They will develop an understanding of key aesthetic concepts, musical instruments and musical features of the music cultures in this region. Students will be encouraged to develop awareness of the diversity of East Asian musics and cultures, and of music's interrelation with and great significance to East Asian societies both in the past and today.
MCGY3603 Baroque Music: History and Performance - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2-hour seminar per week Prohibitions: MCGY3003 or MCGY3004 Assessment: Critical reading assignments (30%); seminar presentation or lecture-demonstration (20%), participation in class activities (10%); essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of baroque music such as that gained from taking a foundation music history course covering the 17th and 18th centuries.
This unit is open to all students who want to go beyond the overview gained in survey courses and investigate baroque music topics of their own choice in more depth. The course emphasises student participation and individual exploration. Students choose their own readings, using primary and secondary sources ranging from 17th and 18th-century treatises, manuscripts and other documents, to the latest critical writing by international scholars. Essay topics can cover any aspect of baroque music, for example performance practice, aesthetics, instruments, or studies of the music of particular composers, genres or places. Students can choose to share their findings either in a conventional class presentation or in a lecture-demonstration / performance.
MCGY3627 Paleography of Music

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Assessment: Assignments and in-class assessments (50%); 2-hour examination (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Paleography of Music introduces principles and issues of some different types of western musical notation in use during the medieval and Renaissance periods, and contributes to the development of an understanding of original sources of music of these eras. Through studying original notations and sources, students can develop an understanding of the characteristics and problems of medieval and renaissance musical repertories not otherwise available. Among the notations to be studied are several chant notations including that of the musical sources of Hildegard of Bingen; white mensural notation as used in sources of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century vocal polyphony with examples likely to include music by Dufay, Ockeghem and Byrd; French and Italian lute tablatures; and German keyboard tablatures. Understanding the notations studied forms the main emphasis of this course, and students learn to transcribe from the original notations into modern musical notation. In addition, change and usage of notation, and scribal method will also be studied.
MCGY3629 Romanticism and the Fantastic - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Larkin Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2612 Prohibitions: MCGY3029 or MCGY3037 Assessment: Essay (30%); Listening test (20%); Analysis assignment (20%); In-class presentation (20%); Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Assumed knowledge: It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
This unit will explore the fantastic as a central aspect of romanticism in its various manifestations, including the uncanny, the daemonic and the playful. In music, this meshes fruitfully with the older tradition of the fantasy, a genre which is similarly dependent on the imagination and the evasion of clear boundaries. A range of Lieder, operas, symphonic and solo instrumental works by composers such as Schumann, Berlioz, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Schubert will be studied against the backdrop of literary and artistic innovations by Goethe, Hoffmann, Byron, and Friedrich. Theories of the fantastic by Todorov, Freud and others will also be examined.
MCGY3630 New Germans: Wagner and Liszt 1848-76

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Larkin Session: Semester 2 Classes: One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar/wk Prerequisites: MCGY2612 Assumed knowledge: It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850. Assessment: Essay (40%); Listening tests (20%); In-class presentation (25%); Seminar participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The New German School was a controversial term coined in 1859 to legitimise the self-consciously progressive art of figures such as Wagner and Liszt. This course explores the music and aesthetic theories of these two composers against the backdrop of contemporary debates and reception politics. Their personal relationship will also be scrutinized in detail. Works to be studied include selections from Liszt's symphonic poems and piano works, Wagner's Tristan, Die Meistersinger and Ring tetralogy.
MCGY3631 African-American Music Inquiry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Coady Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2 hr seminar/week Assessment: Essay 3000 words (50%), Tut presentation 2000 wds (30%), Tutorial participation and demonstrated knowledge of required reading (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to provide students with a framework for analysing African-American musical products. An historical survey of research into African-American performance is followed by a discussion of current critical debates and scholarship. Students will apply existing theoretical models to the analysis of jazz, funk and hip-hop works. In turn, they will develop original research methodologies for the analysis of an African-American expressive work of their choice.
MCGY3636 Classicism and Transformation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alan Maddox Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture and 1 x 2hr seminar/week Assessment: Essay (2,500-3,000 words) (50%), Seminar presentation (30%), critical reading assignments (1,000 words) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Since the early 20th century, the period c.1750-1830 has been associated with the idea of Classicism in European music, but it was also a period of rapid development and transformation in both music and society. This unit offers an in-depth examination of core repertoire by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and their contemporaries in this historical context, and provides an opportunity to explore topics that will deepen and extend students' understanding of this highly significant period. Participants will explore important repertoire, become acquainted with scholarly and performance issues associated with the style by studying a selection of critical writings about the period, and choose one topic to research in depth.
MCGY3639 Modernism in Austria and Germany 1889-1914

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Between 1889 and 1914, certain Austro-Germanic composers played a crucial role in the emerging modernist movement. Richard Strauss, Mahler and Schoenberg engaged with past musical traditions and contemporary trends in visual art, literature and philosophy to produce a distinctively new type of music. Works to be studied include Strauss's tone poems, Mahler's symphonies and Schoenberg's chamber music, as well as Lieder and stage works. Among the issues which will be explored are the way in which traditional formal structures were invoked and destabilised, the changes the musical language underwent and how music was conceptualized in this era of change and crisis
PERF2622 Professional Practice Internship

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Rowley Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One seminar at the conclusion of program Prerequisites: 48 credit points from UG Music degree Assessment: Reflective journal completed in ePortfolio (50%), Seminar presentation (50%) Practical field work: Students will work a minimum or 6-9 hours per week Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study will enhance the students musical knowledge and learning through placement in a professional practice context within an arts sector environment. An Internship is a system of on-the-job training and as such, this unit of study will seek and select the most appropriate places for students to gain valuable experience and training in the Arts industry. These places may and will change from time to time and according to the students' interests and expertise and the availability of suitable hosts.

Arts Music Units

The Arts Music Unit of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is located at the Seymour Centre. Students from all faculties can enrol in these units. All classes are held on the main campus.
MUSC1506 Music in Western Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anne Boyd Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1 hr tut/wk Prohibitions: MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502 Assumed knowledge: The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory. Assessment: Tutorial work including a Listening Journal (50%), 2000 word essay (30%), 60 minute listening exam (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will study a range of today's popular classics with a view to understanding how musical meaning is constructed in relation to the development of tonality and other European stylistic conventions from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. It will consider questions about how the Western art music tradition has been in response to social change with a special focus on times of crisis and upheaval.
MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1 tut/wk Prohibitions: MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502 Assessment: Article summary, 1000 words (25%); Critical analysis, 1000 words (25%); Tutorial test, 500 words (10%); Final Project, 2,000 words(30%), attendance and participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music has been dramatically shaped and reshaped by every major change in communications technology in the 20th century from vinyl discs to MP3s. In this unit of study we will analyse such issues as the ways in which the early recording industry transformed jazz, the blues and country music, how the presentation of music on radio and television changed the ways the music industry created new musical celebrities, and the challenges the music industry faces as digital technology transforms the creation, distribution and consumption of music.
MUSC2616 Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses not just on music but also on 'noise' and sounds both natural and man-made. By means of in-class experiments, field trips and 'audio diaries', students will explore the nature of sound; by means of lectures, readings and discussion, they will examine the many ways in which human beings engage - negatively as well as positively - with the sonic world around them.
MUSC2631 Music and Everyday Life

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Junior Music units Prohibitions: MUSC2903 Assessment: Fieldwork project paper 3000 words (40%); ethnographic description of a musical event 1000 words (20%); two critical response paper (1000 words each) ( 30%), class presentations and participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a requirement for Honours.
What can we learn from non-textual approaches to understanding music? The primary goal of this unit of study is to study music not as a composer, producer, performer, listener or audience member, but as an ethnographer. That is, analysing music through an observational, experiential and intellectual understanding of how people make and take meaning from music.
MUSC2654 Popular Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hrs/week Assessment: Two critical analyses 1,000 words each (20% each); tutorial test 1000 words (20%); major essay 3,000 words (30%); class participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How did early American blues and country music develop in tandem? How was punk different in the US, the UK and Australia? What are the origins of the DJ culture? This unit of study presents a thematic overview of a wide variety of styles, movements and spectacles. It examines major genres of popular music, their stylistic features and historical antecedents as well as modes of reception and the role of popular music in everyday life. No formal music training is necessary.
MUSC2663 Survey of Film Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tut/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points Assessment: Review assignments 2,000 words (30%), final paper 2,500 words (50%), participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introductory survey of the history and aesthetics of film music from the late 1890s to the present day. Topics for discussion will include the dramatic function of music as an element of cinematic narrative, the codification of musical iconography in cinematic genres, the symbolic use of pre-existing music, and the evolving musical styles of film composers.
MUSC2670 Music Festivals and Arts Events Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Matthew Hindson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar + 1 hr tut/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: Participation and involvement including small written tasks as appropriate (e.g. preparation of a sample budget) (50%) equivalent to 2250 words of assessment. 2250 word groupwork written submission (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study includes a practical component in which participants will be actively involved in the administration and management of music and arts events. They will learn the procedures and protocols necessary for a smooth behind-the-scenes operation of music event presentation through their own involvement as well as examination of best practice event management nationally and internationally.
MUSC2679 Spirituality as Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Anne Boyd Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr/wk and 1hr/tut Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: Listening/short answer test (1500 words) (30%); Seminar Presentation (10%); Individual Project as extended essay, or composition or performance accompanied by a shorter reflective essay (4500 words ) (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit considers music as intrinsically spiritual and spirituality as intrinsically musical. It studies a diverse array of music written and performed in response to spiritual traditions including some of the main religions of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, as well as Earth-based religions such as Australian Indigenous traditions. It also considers music as a healing and therapeutic art. Listening will provide the main framework for study.
MUSC2691 Revolutionary Voices: Music and Politics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers students a comprehensive understanding of interrelations and convergences between music and politics from a variety of musical genres and political circumstances. Students will be introduced to theoretical models for examining the social agency of musical expression, they will analyse the politics of convention and innovation within musical traditions, and examine musical dialogues that have reflected and influenced momentous social and political movements. No formal musical training necessary.
MUSC2694 Survey of World Music

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hr lecture, 1 hr tut/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points Assessment: Brief reports (30%), Tutorial work including participation (20%), Final paper 3,000 words (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on sources of the 'world music' genre; surveying such regions as the Arab world, Aboriginal Australia, Indonesia, south and east Asia, the Arctic regions, North and South America and sub-Saharan Africa. It examines the music of these non-Western cultures and also the function of that music within society. The ability to read music notation is not required.
MUSC3609 Musicology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr seminar/wk Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Music units Prohibitions: MUSC3904 Assessment: Written assessments (50%), weekly summaries of readings (30%), participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is a requirement for Honours.
What do we study when we study music? What kinds of stories do we tell about the history of music? What are the central issues, questions, and concerns that drive the study of music? This unit of study will begin to answer these questions and provide an overview of historical musicology as an academic discipline. In addition, students will also learn and practice the research skills necessary to find and evaluate sources, and to define and develop an area of interest. These skills will provide a solid foundation for the independent research work necessary in the Honours year.
MUSC3640 Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Assessment: Essay 2,500 words or creative project with reflective statement (50%), 2 listening assessments (20%), Exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Musical knowledge may be helpful but not necessary
Latin American music has become a powerful force in today's music industry, but its rich diversity and cultural contexts are not always known or acknowledged. This unique unit of study surveys a number of Latin American popular, folk and indigenous musical traditions in terms of their cultural milieu and historical development. These include Afro-Cuban traditions, samba, salsa, tango and Andean music. Various musical, historical and cultural concerns are examined alongside a practical and creative involvement with the compositional characteristics and the repertoire pertinent to these traditions.
MUSC3699 Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr James Wierzbicki Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr lecture, 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Assessment: Analyses eq. 1,500 words (30%), final paper 3,000 words (50%), tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study deals with the different ways in which we comprehend music and with the different ways in which that comprehension might be explained. It deals with modes of hearing and musical analysis for the purpose of leading students towards a deeper knowledge of how music in various genres (ranging from the classical mainstream to the twentieth-century avant-garde, from Tin Pan Alley songs to punk rock and hip-hop) is understood. A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required. This is the required unit of study for a music major in an Arts degree.

Popular Music Studies

MUSC2664 Popular Music and the Moving Image

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points Assessment: Musical analysis 1000 words (20%); industrial critique 1000 words (20%);Listening and viewing test (20%); Final Project 3,000 words (30%); Participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The range of media channels through which we experience popular music has proliferated in recent years. The emotive power of music is used to tell stories, sell products and connect people to one another. This unit of study will analyse the use of popular music in a broad range of multimedia forms from film and television to video games and the use of digital media to disseminate a multitude of musical multimedia productions.
MUSC1507 Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture and 1 tut/wk Prohibitions: MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502 Assessment: Article summary, 1000 words (25%); Critical analysis, 1000 words (25%); Tutorial test, 500 words (10%); Final Project, 2,000 words(30%), attendance and participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music has been dramatically shaped and reshaped by every major change in communications technology in the 20th century from vinyl discs to MP3s. In this unit of study we will analyse such issues as the ways in which the early recording industry transformed jazz, the blues and country music, how the presentation of music on radio and television changed the ways the music industry created new musical celebrities, and the challenges the music industry faces as digital technology transforms the creation, distribution and consumption of music.