Analysis, History and Culture Studies Electives

Subject tables

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

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

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

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
JAZZ3631
Music Business Skills
6      Semester 2
MCGY1019
Musicology Workshop 1
3    C MCGY2603
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1020
Musicology Workshop 2
3    P MCGY1019
C MCGY2604
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2018
Musicology Workshop 3
3    P MCGY1020
C MCGY3605 or MCGY3620
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2019
Musicology Workshop 4
3    P MCGY2018
C MCGY3606 or MCGY3622
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY3023
Musicology Workshop 5
3    P MCGY2019
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY3024
Musicology Workshop 6
3    P MCGY3023
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2600
Advanced Harmony
6    P MCGY2011
N MCGY2001, MCGY2000
Semester 2
MCGY2615
The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera
6    P Two units from MCGY2611, MCGY2612, MCGY2613, MCGY2614
Semester 2
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 2
MCGY3601
Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music
6    P MCGY2011
Semester 1
MCGY3603
Baroque Music: History and Performance
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge of baroque music such as that gained from taking a foundation music history course covering the 17th and 18th centuries.
N MCGY3003, MCGY3004
Semester 1
MCGY3627
Paleography of Music
6    A Knowledge of current musical notation is essential.
P MCGY2611 or with permission of the coordinator
Semester 1
MCGY3629
Romanticism and the Fantastic
6    P Assumed Knowledge: It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
N MCGY3029, MCGY3037
Semester 1
MCGY3630
New Germans: Wagner and Liszt 1848-76
6    P Assumed Knowledge: It is expected that students will have some knowledge of harmonic and formal practices up to 1850.
Semester 2
PERF2622
Professional Practice Internship
6    P 48 credit points from UG Music degree

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

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
6    A The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.
P Assumed knowledge: The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and some prior knowledge of elementary music theory.
N MUSC1001, MUSC1502, MUSC1000
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media
6    N MUSC1001, MUSC1502, MUSC1000
Semester 1
MUSC1601
Mathematical Models of Music
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Exposure to musical notation.


Must have the ability to read music.
Semester 2
MUSC2631
Music and Everyday Life
6    P 12 junior music credit points
N MUSC2903


This unit is a requirement for Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC2651
Sounding Australia
6    A An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology would be an advantage in this unit of study but is not essential.
P 18 junior credit points
N MCGY2614
Semester 1
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
MUSC2679
Spirituality as Music
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
MUSC2694
Survey of World Music
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3609
Musicology
6    P 12 junior credit points in music, or by arrangement with the coordinator
N MUSC3904


This unit is a requirement for Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC3639
Music Journalism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2

Popular Music Studies

MUSC2664
Popular Music and the Moving Image
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media
6    N MUSC1001, MUSC1502, MUSC1000
Semester 1