Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course fosters an evolving understanding of music creation and helps students reinforce and develop their song writing, composition and production skills, individually and in groups. It encourages stylistic diversity and extends their writing ability through developing a broader range of compositional techniques. A foundation in digital sound production is enhanced by further developing sound recording and production techniques.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI1202 and MUSI1302. Students who have successfully completed MUSI1202 or MUSI1302 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI1562.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise different musical styles and types

2. Construct a recontextualised piece of music

3. Use instrumental / vocal sound sources to produce a music recording

4. Evaluate the creative aspects of their own or collaborative compositions


  • Extended music composition/songwriting techniques
  • Understanding musical style
  • Arranging music
  • Recontextualising music
  • Voice and lyrics in music
  • Recording instruments and voice
  • Studio recording and production techniques


If you have successfully completed MUSI1202 or MUSI1302 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Report: Composition / Song Analysis 30% *

Project: Sound Recording 30% *

Portfolio: Creative Work Portfolio 40% *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 7

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.