Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent, or permission of the coordinator
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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.
An examination of examples of Western music from Hildegaard to the present, including some twentieth-century “popular” songs, which contain one or all of the themes of sex, death, and the ecstatic in their compositional circumstances, title, pre-compositional intent, or lyrics (if song or aria). Consideration of these works will be viewed through perspectives from key cultural theories of the late-twentieth or early twenty-first century.
On completion of this subject students should have gained a deeper understanding of, and knowledge of contemporary attitudes towards, music that embodies the elements of sex, death, and/or the ecstatic in music.
Four short assignments of 300 words each due throughout the semester (30%); mid-semester written-up class presentation of 1200 words (40%); essay of 1600 words due one week after the end of semester (40%).
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A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have developed:
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Performance) |
Academic Electives |
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