Music Skills

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

Music Skills

1. The Music Skills requirements apply to students undertaking one of the following BMus degrees. Students must select the specific units set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.
(a) Bachelor of Music Programs: 24 credit points as set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern
(b) Bachelor of Music (Composition): 12 credit points of Aural Perception units; 12 credit points of Harmony and Analysis units; 3 credit points of Music Technology
 
2. The Music Skills requirements apply to students undertaking one of the following BMus (Performance) principal study areas. Students must select the specific units set out in the relevant degree enrolment pattern.
(a) Jazz Performance: 24 credit points of Jazz Music Skills
(b) Drum set: 18 credit points of Music Theory and Aural Skills; 3 credit points of an elective; 3 credit points Music Technology
(c) All other principal study areas: 12 credit points of Aural Perception units; 12 credit points of Harmony and Analysis units.
 
3. The Music Skills 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: 12 credit points of Aural Perception units; 12 credit points of Harmony and Analysis units
(b) Jazz Performance: 24 credit points of Jazz Music Skills
(c) Composition: 12 credit points of Aural Perception units; 12 credit points of Harmony and Analysis units
(d) Musicology: 12 credit points of Aural Perception units; 12 credit points of Harmony and Analysis units
(e) Contemporary Music: 18 credit points of Music Theory and Aural Skills; 3 credit points of Music Technology.

Music Theory and Aural Skills

MCGY1000
Aural Perception 1
3   

Completion of a Music Skills Test is essential prior to commencement. Conservatorium of Music students who did not do the test during the audition period and non-Conservatorium of Music Students should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1001
Aural Perception 1A
3   

Completion of a Music Skills Test is essential prior to commencement. Conservatorium of Music students who did not do the test during the audition period and non-Conservatorium of Music Students should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1002
Aural Perception 1B
3    P MCGY1001
Semester 2
MCGY1003
Aural Perception 2
3    P MCGY1000 or MCGY1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2004
Aural Perception 3
3    P MCGY1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY2005
Aural Perception 4
3    P MCGY2004
Semester 1
Semester 2
MCGY1008
Harmony and Analysis 1
3    A Ability to read musical notation including treble and bass clefs, and knowledge of scales, intervals and triads in tonal music.
N MUSC2699


Completion of a Music Skills Evaluation is essential prior to commencement. Students who have not completed this diagnostic test should contact the unit of study coordinator before the start of semester.
Semester 1
MCGY1009
Harmony and Analysis 2
3    P MCGY1008
Semester 2
MCGY2010
Harmony and Analysis 3
3    P MCGY1009
Semester 1
MCGY2011
Harmony and Analysis 4
3    P MCGY2010
Semester 2
JAZZ1621
Jazz Music Skills 1
6    C JAZZ1601 or JAZZ1631
N MUSC2699
Semester 1
JAZZ1622
Jazz Music Skills 2
6    P JAZZ1621
C JAZZ1632 or JAZZ1602
Semester 2
JAZZ2623
Jazz Music Skills 3
6    P JAZZ1622
C JAZZ2603 or JAZZ2633
Semester 1
JAZZ2624
Jazz Music Skills 4
6    P JAZZ2623
C JAZZ2604 or JAZZ2634
Semester 2
MUSC1501
Extended Fundamentals of Music
6    A (MUSC1503 and MUSC1504), or HSC Music 2
N MUSC2693 or MUSC2699 or MCGY1008
Semester 1
MUSC1503
Fundamentals of Music 1
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC1504
Fundamentals of Music 2
6    A MUSC1503
Semester 1
Semester 2
MUSC2693
Fundamentals of Music 3
6    P MUSC1504
N MUSC1501
Semester 2
MUSC2695
Fundamentals of Music 4: Popular Music Focus
6    P MUSC1501 or MUSC2693
Semester 1
JAZZ3301
Rhythm Awareness/Analysis
3   

Non-Jazz degree students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Unit Coordinator.
Semester 1

Music Skills electives

JAZZ1015
Jazz Ear Training 1
3   

These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1016
Jazz Ear Training 2
3    P JAZZ1015


These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ2038
Jazz Ear Training 3
3    P JAZZ1016


These units are only available to non-jazz degree students.
Semester 1
JAZZ2039
Jazz Ear Training 4
3    P JAZZ2038


These units are only available to non-jazz degree students
Semester 2
JAZZ1019
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 1
3   

These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ1020
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 2
3    P JAZZ1019


These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ2016
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 3
3    P JAZZ1020


These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 1
JAZZ2017
Jazz Harmony and Arranging 4
3    P JAZZ2016


These units are only available to non-jazz students
Semester 2
JAZZ3631
Music Business Skills
6      Semester 2

Music Technology units

CMPN1013
Creative Music Technology
3    N MUED1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN1014
Sound Recording Fundamentals
3    N CMPN2006
Semester 1
Semester 2
CMPN2007
Sound Recording Advanced
3    A Proficiency in an industry standard DAW and the ability to understand basic microphone and recording techniques.
P CMPN2006 or CMPN1014
Semester 2
CMPN2631
Electroacoustic Music
6    A Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software.
P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
N CMPN1631
Semester 1
CMPN2632
Computer Music Fundamentals
6    P MUED1002 OR CMPN1013 OR MUSC2653
Semester 2
CMPN3634
Interactive Media and Sound Installations
6    P CMPN1013 OR MUSC2653
C CMPN2631 OR CMPN2632


The unit makes use of interactive programming techniques and other technical skills taught in CMPN2631/2632. Enrolling concurrently in one of these subjects alongside CMPN3634 is recommended.
Semester 2
CMPN3635
Writing Music for the Moving Image
6    P MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653 or MUED4002
Semester 1
CMPN3636
Live Electronic Music Performance
6    A Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to have previous experience with music technology, including recording and music creation software. Students will be expected to perform.
P (CMPN1013 or MUSC2653) and (CMPN1631 or CMPN1632)
Semester 1
MUSC1611
The Studio for Songwriters 1
6    A Students enrolling in this unit of study must have some experience with writing their own original songs in a contemporary music style.
Semester 2
MUSC2653
Introduction to Digital Music Techniques
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N MUSC2053


An ability to read music at a basic level and an understanding of fundamental musical terminology is an advantage in this unit of study.
Semester 1
MUSC3603
Advanced Digital Music Techniques
6    P MUSC2653


Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Semester 2

Practical Keyboard Skills

CPNO1603
Practical Keyboard Skills 1
6    N ACCP1603


Must have keyboard skills and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CPNO1604
Practical Keyboard Skills 2
6    P ACCP1603 OR CPNO1603
N ACCP1604


Must have keyboard skills (up to at least an AMEB 4th grade level) and reasonable music reading skills.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Open Learning Units

OLET1801
Music Theory and Notation Essentials
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
OLET1803
Digital Communication: Sound
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
OLET1811
Writing About Music
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
OLET1901
Presentation Skills: Speaking in Public
2      Intensive November
OLET2801
Music and Australian Indigenous Identities
2    A Students enrolling in this unit of study should be able to distinguish aurally between the melody, harmony, bass and rhythm layers of music, and have a basic knowledge of popular music instrumentation and song structure.
Semester 1