Principal Study Double Major 1

Course code MUSI1221
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course involves fundamental music studies in a second area of specialisation for students who are expected to be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study. They can study creative production, songwriting, or music in the creative industries and in the case of creative production, they are not enrolled in creative production as an elective. Entrance in to the double major is subject to approval by the Program Convenor.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015
  • 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, 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 skills. Diversity of styles is encouraged. The course outline and related syllabi contain details of course requirements. Students will be assessed throughout the semester according to a list of criteria. 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.

Assumed Knowledge

An audition/portfolio is required before enrolling in this course. Students should have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) MUSI1201.

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 1 - Technical Work

Written Assignment: Assessment 2 - Learning reflections, technical, repertoire

Presentation: Assessment 3 - Performance Practice/Presentation

Formal Examination: Assessment 4 - Final Performance

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 0.75 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial - Individual and/or group classes: 45 minutes (0.75 hours) per week


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Workshop - Techniques class: 1 hour per week Workshop - Performance practice/presentation class: 1 hour per week