Musicology Principal Study

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

Musicology major

1. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Music (Musicology major) must complete 48 credit points of Musicology units comprising of:
(a) 6 credit points of core units;
(b) 6 credit points of electives;
(c) 18 credit points of 2000 level units*
(d) 18 credit points of 3000 level units*
*A minimum of 6 credit points must be achieved from Historical Studies, Ethnographical Studies and Analytical Studies.
 
2. Students undertaking the Music Education stream must complete 24 credit points of Musicology units comprising of:
(a) 12 credit points of core units;
(b) 6 credit points of Historical Studies;
(c) 6 credit points of Ethnographical Studies.

Core units

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
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

Electives

MCGY1031
Australian Musical Worlds
6   

This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 2
MCGY2601
Perception of Music Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 48 credit points of units
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
MCGY2615
The Ultimate Art: 400 Years of Opera
6    P (MCGY2611 or MCGY2612) and (MCGY2613 or MCGY2614)
Semester 2
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
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
MCGY4601
Research Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

This unit is a prerequisite for all Performance/Composition students intending to pursue Honours.
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1
MUSC2638
Jazz Riots and Revolutions
6      Semester 1
MUSC2645
Psychology of Music
6      Semester 1
MUSC2663
Survey of Film Music
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 2
MUSC2672
Australian Popular Music
6    P 18 junior credit points.
Semester 2
MUSC3624
Music and Sound in 21st Century Film

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2
MUSC3630
Popular Music and the Moving Image

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1
MUSC3631
Music in Public: Performance and Power
6      Semester 2
MUSC3639
Music Journalism
6    P 18 junior credit points
Semester 1

Historical Studies

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
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
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
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
MCGY3631
African-American Music Inquiry

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
MCGY3636
Classicism and Transformation

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A It is strongly recommended that students have completed MCGY2612, or have a sound knowledge of the Viennese Classical repertoire.
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

Ethnographical Studies

MCGY3602
Understanding East Asian Music
6      Semester 1
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
MUSC3640
Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America
6    P 18 Junior credit points


Musical knowledge may be helpful but not necessary
Semester 2

Analytical Studies

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
MCGY2600
Advanced Harmony

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P MCGY2011
N MCGY2000 or MCGY2001
Semester 2
MCGY3601
Analysis of Nineteenth-Century Music

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P MCGY2011
Semester 2
MCGY3638
Harmony as Counterpoint
6      Semester 1