Music - MUSCD13418

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of the Arts & Media


Program: 3418 - Music


Diploma in Music (Major)

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Stream Outline

This stream is designed to develop musicianship and performing skills in association with an exploration of musicology: music history, style, musical perception and analysis, music technology, and the study of music in its cultural contexts (ethnomusicology).

At the completion of the program, students will have broad expertise in at least one of the sub-disciplines of Musicology; a high level of practical skills in music cognition, analysis, and performance; and a high level generic graduate skills in the gathering, synthesis, criticism and presentation of information. The flexibility of the program allows for emphasis on: scholarly examination of musical repertoires, utilising both traditional and innovative methodologies; technologically based musicology, including the study of electronic music and psycho-acoustics; music aesthetics and criticism, both in historical overview and contemporary application; and music as social and cultural practice, through both historiographically and ethnographically informed study. Students will have a broad contextual knowledge that links to wider fields of historical, philosophical, cultural, and social study.

Stream Structure

There are two possible major streams.

The first possible major stream is for students who have completed HSC Music 2 or Extension or an equivalent qualification:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3
Plus one option in Musicology from the list below:

The second possible major stream for students with less formal training in music is:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3
Plus one option in Musicology from the list below:

Performance in one of the performance ensembles offered by the School is part of the Diploma in Music requirements. At least 6 units of credit at the 3000 level must be completed in Year 3.
French horn

Study Levels

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