The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course further develops skills and knowledge introduced in MUSI2301 for students in their primary musical practices (instrumental or vocal training, composition, studio work and music 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 individual and collaborative skills using various modes of flexible delivery with a focus on developing an integrated and individual approach to music-making and thinking.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019
  • Semester 1 - 2019

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI2202. Students who have successfully completed MUSI2202 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI2302.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an integrated and fluent implementation of fundamentals of technique applicable to the chosen practice, genre and style, where appropriate e.g. production standards, control of compositional language, physiological issues and creative use of media.

2. Demonstrate an integrated capacity for 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) and an emergence of individual style.

3. Demonstrate an integrated and fluent understanding of the student's practice/work routine and evidence of its implementation at an increased level of efficiency.

4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate specific ideas and needs to collaborators and/or audiences on a professional level.

5. Demonstrate self-assurance and positive attitude in presenting work, including the ability to listen and be responsive, plus preparation, readiness, managing anxiety and engaging with music-makers, audiences and other collaborators, and managing themselves as a businessperson operating in the music industry.

6. Demonstrate a high level of understanding of critical thinking and research in their 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 further develops the student's business skills including addressing contract law.


To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MUSI2301 and be active in the B Music or B Music/B Arts program. If you have successfully completed MUSI2202 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Project: Project

Practical Demonstration: Technical Skills and Tasks

Portfolio: Reflective

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

*includes 1 to 1 lessons and/or group lessons/projects, please arrange with course coordinator


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 Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks starting in week 7