Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

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

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

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 2 - Practical Demonstration and/or Written Assignment(s)

Presentation: Assessment 3 - Performance Practice/Presentation

Formal Examination: 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