The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This elective is designed to introduce the student to Australian Music from the earliest days of the colony to the present times. The course encompasses three main areas of learning: research, analysis and evaluation.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. A broad understanding of music in Australia, including indigenous and colonial music and contemporary developments

2. An understanding of the social and cultural context of Australian music over the last 200 years, and the wider, global context

3. Analytical skills

4. Research skills


Series of lectures on Australian Music and its context 1820-2010 encompassing historical and cultural information, discussion of performer/composer interactions, as well as analysis of key works.

MUSISeries of seminars presented by students facilitated by lecturer

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Presentation: Group Presentations Seminar

Journal: Journal

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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