Other units of study listed in the Core section can also be taken as electives. Elective units require a minimum enrolment number to run.
Teaching and Pedagogy
JAZZ1661 Jazz Pedagogy
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Robertson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr lecture/week Assessment: Examination (50%), class work (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Class work will include assessed practical teaching to be conducted off-site, and written work. It will require active participation.
This unit of study is designed to provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching jazz to individuals and small and large groups. Topics will include approaches to teaching jazz articulation, improvisation, and style; performance practices including set up regarding OH&S; and jazz resources for teaching.
KEYB3002 Pedagogy Pianoforte 1
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernadette Harvey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr lec/wk Prerequisites: KEYB2624 or EMUS2604 Assessment: Two assignments (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available for students of Pianoforte and Harpsichord Principal Study and Jazz Performance students only.
The study of piano teaching from elementary to intermediate levels, with particular attention to technical development, including rhythm, touch and reading skills, as well as practice methods and repertoire. This unit is available for students enrolled in Piano Principal Study including Jazz students.
MUED1007 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Music
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Webb Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hr lecture/workshop per week Assessment: Readings/film discussion group task (25%), Song performance task (35%), Seminar presentation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit comprises an introduction to the music and dance expressions of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in their various geographical, historical, social and cultural settings. The Unit provides students with a broad understanding of Australian indigenous societies, past and present, and introduces them to issues of ethical responsibility involved in the study of Australian indigenous music and dance. It examines the implications of language and music 'loss' and sustainability, and addresses a range of practical issues related to the incorporation of Australian indigenous music within school music education programs.
Reynolds, Henry, 1981. The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European Invasion of Australia. UNSW.
PRCN2006 Resource Class - Percussion
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Machamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5hr lec/wk Prohibitions: PRCN1000 or PRCN1001 or PRCN2000 or PRCN2001 or PRCN3000 or PRCN3001 or PRCN4000 or PRCN4001 Assessment: Weekly assignments and class participation (50%), viva voce exam (20%), practical assignment (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is not available for Percussion students enrolled in a BMus degree.
This unit provides students with an introduction to and performance experience on a wide range of percussion instruments. The aim of this unit is to: introduce students to performance techniques on orchestral, latin, ethnic and commercial percussion instruments; provide students with historical information about instruments in the percussion family; and enable students to assemble and perform basic maintenance on school percussion instruments.
STRG3010 Pedagogy Guitar 1
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Regular class presentations (50%) and exam (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit introduces players to the art and craft of instrumental teaching through the analysis of various pedagogical methods and approaches. Topics covered include: philosophies underlying some important and innovative teaching methods; repertoire and resources for beginning students; integration of aural training, note reading and memory training.
STRG3012 Pedagogy Strings 1
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 1hr lect/week Assessment: One essay (30%); progression outline (40%), viva voce exam (20%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers an introduction to the basic principles of teaching and learning bowed instruments. Topics covered include the principles of movement, posture and set-up, bow hold, bow strokes, left hand development and coordination, psychology and motivation, and curriculum. The emphasis is on pedagogical practice and method and the development of foundational instrumental and interpretative skills. Students are expected to research some main teaching methods, literature and pedagogical repertoire relevant to topics covered.
VSAO3014 Pedagogy Voice 1
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 hr class/wk Assessment: Oral work (40%), written work (60%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to promote awareness of the main elements of teaching and learning the functional aspects of singing. It examines ways of learning about singing and provides a basis for learning about the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice, approaches to posture, breathing, phonation (onset, range and tessitura, dynamic controls, vibrato, register) and resonance. Assessment includes micro-teaching modules, readings, round table discussions, comparative reports and written tests. On completion of this unit, students will have knowledge and experience of the bases of physiology and acoustics of voice, and of a variety of approaches to singing and teaching.
WIND3010 Pedagogy Woodwind 1
Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Ngaire de Korte Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Written assignment (50%), class participation (20%), class presentation (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
To provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching wind instruments to individuals and small groups. Topics will include creative teaching of beginner to advanced wind players.