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Unit description

Provides the opportunity for students to gain foundation knowledge and skills in Western Art Music, specifically socio-cultural and historical contexts. This unit also provides students with practical music skills relevant to Western Art Music genres, through performance, composition and analysis of repertoire.

Unit content

  • Foundation musicology and history of Western art music
  • Analysis of Western art music repertoire
  • Composition and arranging for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles
  • Instrumental and vocal practical studies in a range of Western art music styles and genres
  • Ensemble direction and conducting
  • Practical workshop and ensemble participation
  • Pedagogical training in ensemble and instrumental teaching
  • Practical study of a new instrument

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 1

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

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours  (12 weeks )
Listening log and repertoire30%
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Listening log and repertoire30%
Exam: closed book40%

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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