The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course involves fundamental music studies for students in their primary musical practices (instrumental or vocal training, composition, songwriting, creative production, music writing and research). A diverse range of repertoire can be studied such as classical, contemporary commercial, popular jazz and world music. This course offers the opportunity for the intensive development of a range of technical and creative aspects in a variety of learning contexts.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI1201. Students who have successfully completed MUSI1201 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI1301.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a foundational awareness of fundamentals of technique and the skills applicable to the chosen area of professional practice, physiological issues and creative use of media.

2. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of aspects of creative expression as it applies to the student understanding professional practice pathways.

3. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of professionalism as appropriate to the chosen pathway.

4. Develop foundational levels of confidence in presenting work, including preparation, readiness, collaboration and managing anxiety.

5. Demonstrate and introductory understanding of critical thinking and research in the student's work.


The syllabi for this course (for each area of specialisation) have been designed to provide the student with a structured yet flexible framework within which to develop their skills. 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.  The course includes a brief introduction to basic music business skills including intellectual property.


To enrol in this course you must be active in programs 40045, 40048 or 40120. This course is similar to MUSI1201. If you have completed MUSI1201 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Project: Project

Practical Demonstration: Technical Skills and Tasks (individual)

Portfolio: Reflective (Individual) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Fortnight for 5 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 6