Aural Studies 1.1

Subject MUSI10126 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 120 minutes per week x 12 weeks per semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

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:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject is made up of two components: Aural and Choral Studies. This subject is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of aural comprehension and to develop a strong grounding in those principles. The student will examine intervals, harmonic progressions, textures, timbres and basic acoustic principles. There will be a strong emphasis on rhythmic development. Listening and notational activities may involve singing, clapping and the use of the student’s own instruments. The purpose of the Choral Studies program is to develop vocal skills and to enhance musicianship and aural perception through ensemble singing. This will be done through exploring a wide range of standard choral repertoire.

Learning Outcomes:


Continuous - Preparation, participation and commitment (20%)
Formal - Written and practical tests (80%). - Hurdle requirement participation in choral studies

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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