Unit description

The aim of this unit is to provide rudimentary technical instruction in aspects of various contemporary music performance styles including electronica, pop, country, reggae, funk and hip hop, music theatre, in relation to specific instrumental and vocal performance studies. This unit builds upon knowledge gained in the pre requisite unit MUS10503.

Unit content

  • Technique and technical routines of an instrument (guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums) or in singing
  • Performance practice in contemporary styles 
  • Ensemble skills
  • OHS issues related to music performance

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 1 (12 Weeks)
Progressive assessments based on technique practice and application.30%
Chart writing (Please read Student Academic Integrity)20%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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