Music Cultures of Asia

Subject MUSI40053 (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
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
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.


VCA and Music Student Centre
234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Tel: +61 3 9685 9322
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358

School of Music - Parkville
Conservatorium Building

Tel: +61 3 8344 5256
Fax: +61 3 8344 5346
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Subject Overview:

A study of selected styles of vocal and instrumental music from the Asian region.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • integrate a holistic view of music from different times and places into their professional and intellectual lives;

  • make critical, informed and reflective responses to new sounds and concepts in the study of music;

  • recognise aurally and be able to describe the musical procedures used in selected genres of music of Asia;

  • apply appropriate language in intercultural contexts;

  • use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to pursue knowledge and manage information in the study of music; and

  • pursue knowledge in this area independently.


An independent research project of 2500 words (60%); a listening test (40%).

Prescribed Texts: A subject reading pack and CD will be available at the start of the semester.
Recommended Texts:

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.

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