Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
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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.
Students will develop the ability to look critically at some of the assumptions underlying the study and practice of music; study writings on the nature and value of musical works; come to understand the historical and social background to the development of professional music criticism; gain insight into the critical process both in academic and journalistic criticism and become aware of the problems involved in the discipline. Topics covered include theoretical and academic writings on music criticism, looking in particular at issues raised by the writings of Joseph Kerman; the history of music criticism, tracing the rise of the professional music critic; journalistic criticism and the problems encountered and created by the newspaper music critic.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
Two short critical assignments of 700 words each, due during the semester (30%); an essay of 3500 words, due end of semester (70%).
A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the commencement of the semester.
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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.
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On completion of this subject students should have developed:
Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours) |
Graduate Diploma and Certificate Elective subjects
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