Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook


This course brings to culmination all the fundamental music studies, exploration into various genres and developing stylistic focus of previous semesters in the form of a specialist performance/creative or research project. This final semester of the B.Mus. is therefore more open in scope (subject to approval), giving students the opportunity to prepare for a professional career after graduation and possibly Honours.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Ability to focus sophisticated techniques, as applicable, in the realisation of a creative and/or performance project specific to chosen practice.

2. Evidence of well-developed individual style and highly sensitive expressive control in the realisation of the creative component of the project.

3. Understanding of their practice/work routine and evidence of its implementation at an advanced level of efficiency

4. Ability to communicate via their particular medium at a professional level through diverse means, which may include technology.

5. Professional presentation at all levels in a performance/creative project or portfolio.

6. The ability to focus critical thinking and the research process in a creative/performance project and/or portfolio.


The syllabi for this course (for each instrument, voice, creative production and composition) have been designed to provide the student with a structured yet flexible framework within which to develop their principal study skills. Diversity of styles is encouraged. The course outline and related syllabi contain details of course requirements. Students will be assessed by a list of criteria throughout the semester. These 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.
  • Students will participate in performance practice and/or presentation classes.


This course has similarities to MUSI3302. If you have successfully completed MUSI3302 you cannot enrol in MUSI3302.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI3201 Principal Study 5. This course is limited to program enrolment (or by permission of the HOS).

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Assessment - Technical Exercises or work in progress

Written Assignment: Reflective Statements

Presentation: Performance Practice/Presentation

Formal Examination: Final Performance

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 0.75 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Face to Face On Campus .75 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks 45 minutes individual and/or group lesson - please arrange time/day with tutor


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 Techniques Class


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