Principal Study Double Major 2

Course code MUSI1222
Available in 2017
2017 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 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Proficient implementation 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. Proficient implementation of expression and interpretation as appropriate to their chosen practice, e.g. improvisation, analytical and creative approaches to composition and performance and/or innovative use of technology.

3. An understanding of stylistic diversity e.g. technology, collaboration, repertoire, genre, hybrid forms and familiarity with styles other than the chosen focus of the student.

4. Proficient understanding of the student's practice/work routine and evidence of its implementation.

5. Development of confidence in presenting work, including preparation, readiness, managing anxiety and engaging with music-makers, audiences and other collaborators.

6. Continuing development of understanding of critical thinking and research in the student's 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

MUSI1221. Students should have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) MUSI1202.

Assessment Items

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 1 - Technical Work

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

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 3 - Performance Practice

Performance: Assessment 4 - 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