Music and Narrative Workshop

Subject EDUC10055 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website:


Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Phone: +61 3 8344 8285

Subject Overview:

Through studio practice linked to education, pedagogy and theory, this subject will focus on play and exploration which integrates a range of forms of symbolic expression, branching out from music as the basis for many of these experiences. The subject caters for students with diverse prior experiences in musical practice. Students will investigate key principles of musical perception, movement, narrative, teaching and learning to experiment with various sound sources to create structures and meanings. The experiential nature of the subject is supported by participants presenting and reflecting on individual and group perceptions.


In this subject, students will:

  • Explore music and narrative through the exploration of elements such as character and events
  • Experiment with sound as a stimulus for developing musical narratives
  • Draw upon techniques such as montage and mask-making for the development of musical narratives
  • Reflect on theoretical frameworks, such as Reggio Emilia, social-constructivism and cultural-historical activity theory as underpinning constructs for learning
  • Perform individually and/or in groups in non-threatening contexts to share learning and understanding
  • Reflective journal in preparation for final performance/presentation (800 words) due mid semester, 20%
  • Group presentation/performance (equivalent to 1600 words) due end of semester, 40%
  • Individual reflection (1600 words) due end of semester, 40%

Prescribed Texts: None
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
Generic Skills:

This subject will assist students to acquire the following graduate attributes:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Have in-depth knowledge in their specialist discipline/s
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
  • Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
Links to further information:

Download PDF version.