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Unit description

Provides students with a range of historical, cross-cultural and indigenous perspectives relating to global music cultures and related industries. This unit examines the roles of music within different societies and promotes an understanding of the dynamics of global musical cultures through the development of research frameworks for cross-cultural musical comparisons.

Unit content

  • Defining authenticity in contemporary representations of ancient aural music traditions.
     
  • The evolution of the Western Art music tradition.  
     
  • The globalisation and deconstruction of the Western Art music tradition in the post-classical period.   
     
  • Deterritorialisation of twentieth-century global music styles. 
     
  • Defining ‘world music’.
     
  • Music in the electronic/digital/internet age. 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and describe key stylistic features of a variety of musical examples from disparate global musical cultures
2research specific theoretical concepts relating to the evolution of contemporary global musical cultures
3analyse a range of historical and cross-cultural research perspectives relating to changing nature of global contemporary music practice
4construct a research framework for understanding the complex process of transformation occurring within the international music industry.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and describe key stylistic features of a variety of musical examples from disparate global musical cultures
  2. research specific theoretical concepts relating to the evolution of contemporary global musical cultures
  3. analyse a range of historical and cross-cultural research perspectives relating to changing nature of global contemporary music practice
  4. construct a research framework for understanding the complex process of transformation occurring within the international music industry.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation and Critique30%
Quiz25%
Take-home Test45%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation and Critique30%
Quiz25%
Take-home Test45%
Notice

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Fee information

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