Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops skills and knowledge introduced in MUSI2302. It involves advanced music studies 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 music, jazz and world music. This course offers the opportunity of the intensive development of individual and collaborative skills using various modes of flexible delivery with a focus on deepening of stylistic focus and awareness of professional expectations.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI3201. Students who have successfully completed MUSI3201 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI3301.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate advanced application 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 advanced capacity for creative expression and nuance resulting in a strengthening sense of individual style.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of their practice/work routine and evidence of its implementation at a high level of efficiency.

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

5. Demonstrate advanced level of confidence and self-assuredness in presenting work, including the ability to listen and be responsive, as well as preparation, readiness, managing anxiety; and engaging with music-makers, audiences and other collaborators.

6. Demonstrate advanced ability to think critically and understand the research process 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.


To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MUSI2301 and MUSI2302 and be active in either 40045 or 40048 or 40120 program. You cannot enrol in this course if you have successfully completed MUSI3201.

Assumed knowledge


Assessment items

Portfolio: Reflective 30%

Practical Demonstration: Technical Skills and Tasks 30%

Project: Project 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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 11 Weeks starting in week 1