Subject MUSI10109 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

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

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 x 1 hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment:

60 hours


B-MUS students will be directed to this subject on the basis of MCM Musicianship Test results.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Peter Hurley

Subject Overview:

A program of workshops and assessments to develop the musical literacies necessary to the student undertaking tertiary study in music.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to read and sing while conducting simple melodies in a limited range of keys
  • be able to read and perform simple rhythms in basic time signatures
  • be able to complete simple musical identification and transcription tasks
  • have improved recognition of key signatures, intervals, major and minor triads, dominant 7th chords, major, harmonic minor and melodic minor scales, in both written and aural format
  • have improved fluency in reading both treble and bass clef
  • Viva voce – 3 prepared rhythm and 3 solfege examples: Assessed during workshops, throughout the semester (30%)
  • 4 transcription and identification tasks: Assessed during workshops, throughout the semester (30%)
  • Performance of rhythm and singing at sight – 5 minutes: End of semester (20%)
  • Active participation in workshop activities: Ongoing (20%)
Prescribed Texts:

Course materials will be available via the LMS

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:

  • analytical skills
  • skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes
  • skills in cooperation and communication

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