The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. These settings include performances in large and small ensembles (for example orchestra, big band and choir), as well contemporary combinations such as jazz, laptop ensembles and pop bands.

It consists of rehearsals and performances in a range of ensembles involving collaborative engagement with other performers, composers and creative producers. Included is the development of skills in music video production for ensembles of varying sizes and make-up.

There will also be classes on specific topics relevant to all forms of musical collaboration. Works performed are selected from a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. The ability to contribute to an ensemble through developed level of performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.

2. Professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble, including teamwork, as well as the ability to responsibly fulfill requests by ensemble director.

3. Understanding of precise stylistic details to enable a musically unified performance.

4. Understanding of the music video genre.

5. Understanding of the roles in the music video creation collaboration process.


1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops

2. Music video class

3. Collaborative skills class


To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Music (10646, 40045) or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts (10910, 40048 or 40120) program.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI1462 Collaborative Music Making 2

Assessment items

Performance: Ensemble and Individual Participation

Written Assignment: Music Video

Presentation: Collaborative Skills

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1


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