Stravinsky and Music of the 20th Century

Subject MUSI40021 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours





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Non Allowed Subjects:


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.


Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre

Subject Overview:

Students will develop an understanding of the music of Igor Stravinsky and be able to relate it to the composer's creative process and the broader cultural context. The impact of Stravinsky’s music will also be explored through the study of selected works by other 20th-century composers. Topics covered will include a study of Stravinsky's output in relation to nationalism, impressionism, neoclassicism, collage and serial techniques, minimalist structures and scenic considerations.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students be able to:
• write on music
• have further appreciation of the cultural contexts of music
• undertake scholarly work using bibliographic tools and discussion/analysis of primary sources.


Journal entries and class presentations throughout the semester (35%); essay of 2500 words due in week 11 (50%); listening test in the final week of the semester (15%).

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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:

On completion of this subject students be able to:

  • apply developed research and critical skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Composition
Graduate Diploma and Certificate Elective subjects

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