Writing About Music: Australian Issues

Subject MUSI10025 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 ninety-minute seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

60 hours


BMus students only



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)
E: 13melb@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
E: mcm-ugrad@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This course will focus on the acquisition of research and essay writing skills through assessment relating to subject content based on Australian music and music in Australia.


On completion of this subject students should have gained:

  • a basic knowledge of Australia‚Äôs various music cultures and their place in Australian society
  • a working knowledge of musicological scholarship
  • skills to be able to plan and construct a coherent essay.

Three written projects, spread throughout the semester: 200 words (20%) plus 500 words (30%) plus 800 words (40%); attendance and participation (10%)

Prescribed Texts:

A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought
  • an openness to new ideas
  • knowledge, skills and practices that provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music

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