Principal Study 1

Course code MUSI1201
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course involves fundamental music studies for students in their primary musical practice (which can be an instrument, voice, composition, creative production or music research). Repertoires from diverse styles can be studied such as classical, contemporary, popular, jazz and world music. This course offers students the opportunity for intensive development of their individual skills with specific focus on the technical detail of their chosen area of study.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. A basic awareness of fundamentals of technique applicable to the chosen practice, where appropriate e.g. production standards, control of compositional language and physiological issues and creative use of media.

2. A basic understanding of aspects of creative expression as it applies to their practice.

3. Basic understanding of their practice/work routine.

4. Development of basic levels of confidence in presenting work, including preparation, readiness and managing anxiety.

5. An introductory understanding of critical thinking and research in their work.


The syllabi for this course (for each instrument, voice, creative production and composition) have been designed to provide the student with a structured yet flexible framework within which to develop their principal study skills. Diversity of styles is encouraged. The course outline and related syllabi contain details of course requirements. Students will be assessed by a list of criteria throughout the semester. These requirements will vary depending on the major strand studied.

  • Students will receive individual and/or group classes and technical classes as appropriate to their chosen practice.
  • Students will participate in performance practice and/or presentation classes.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts programs.

Assumed Knowledge

An audition/portfolio is required before enrolling in this course.

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Assessment of technical exercises

Written Assignment: Practical Demonstration and/or Written Assignment(s)

Presentation: Examination through performance or presentation

Formal Examination: Final Performance

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 0.75 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Face to Face On Campus .75 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks 45 minute Individual Lesson - please arrange time/day with tutor


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term Techniques Class


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term