Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 two-hour lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|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.|
CoordinatorDr Katrina Mcferran-Skewes
ContactFaculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
This subject will encompass an initial exploration of music psychology research. Selected researchers within the field, including music therapists, behavioural neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, and experimental psychologists will outline recent and current practical research involving music across the lifespan. Information will be provided on the relationship between music and the brain, as well as music and the body. The development of musical skills at different life stages will be outlined, from birth to old age. Each lecture will be assessed by weekly on-line quizzes and students will select one topic for specialisation for the final assignment.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Weekly participation in web-based quiz (40%); 2000 word written assignment, due at the end of semester (60%).
W Thompson, Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding the psychology of music. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Electronic readings will be available online via the LMS website.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
Bachelor of Music |
Diploma in Music (Practical)
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