Major Overview

Description

Music General Studies is a stepping stone to a variety of careers within and beyond the music profession. This major provides you with a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education with an intermediate specialisation in performance or composition. These studies enable you, as an emerging musician, to transfer to Specialist Music Studies at national and international centres of music excellence, and to postgraduate study to become an accredited music teacher.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a developing instrumental, vocal or composition technique; (2) demonstrate foundational knowledge of key issues relating to music that include music psychology, musical memory, practice strategies, composition techniques; (3) demonstrate an intermediate level of musicianship in presentation of works within solo, small and/or large ensemble settings; (4) demonstrate an awareness of relevant historical and stylistic conventions; and (5) demonstrate an experimental and creative orientation.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

Successful audition.

Incompatibilities

MJD-MUSST Music Studies (ID 1146)

MJS-SPMST Music Specialist Studies (ID 1162)

Courses

Music General Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2

Pre-2019 students re-enrolling, refer to the 2018 Handbook for course sequence.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MUSC1591 Music Large Ensemble 1
Co-requisites
MUSC1341 Principal Studies 1
Or MUSC1741 Practical Studies A
Or MUSC1345 Keyboard and Performance Technologies 1
S1, S2 MUSC1592 Music Large Ensemble 2
Prerequisites
MUSC1341 Principal Studies 1
or MUSC1741 Practical Studies A
or MUSC1345 Keyboard and Performance Technologies 1
Co-requisites
MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2
Or MUSC1742 Practical Studies B
Or MUSC2455 Keyboard and Performance Technologies 2
S1, S2 MUSC1741 Practical Studies A
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Conservatorium of Music audition/composition portfolio
Co-requisites
MUSC1591 Music Large Ensemble 1
And Enrolment in
MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
Incompatibility
MUSC1341 Principal Studies 1
S1, S2 MUSC1742 Practical Studies B
Prerequisites
MUSC1741 Practical Studies A
and Enrolment in
MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
Co-requisites
MUSC1592 Music Large Ensemble 2
Incompatibility
MUSC1341 Principal Studies 1
and MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2
and MUSC2541 Principal Studies 3
and MUSC2542 Principal Studies 4
and MUSC3541 Principal Studies 5
and MUSC3542 Principal Studies 6
and MUSC3581 Principal Studies 5: Composition
and MUSC3582 Principal Studies 6: Composition
and MUSC3583 Principal Studies 5: Musicology
and MUSC3584 Principal Studies 6: Musicology
and MUSC3585 Principal Studies 5: Performance
and MUSC3586 Principal Studies 6: Performance
and MUSC3587 Studio Teaching 1
and MUSC3588 Studio Teaching 2

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (18 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 MUSC2341 Music and Practices of Listening
Incompatibility
MUSC2331 Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance and Baroque) MUSC2332 Western Art Music 2 (Classical and Romantic) MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
S2 MUSC2342 Music in Action
Incompatibility
MUSC2331 Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance and Baroque) MUSC2332 Western Art Music 2 (Classical and Romantic) MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
S1, S2 MUSC2591 Music Large Ensemble 3
Prerequisites
MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2
or MUSC1742 Practical Studies B
Co-requisites
MUSC2541 Principal Studies 3
Or MUSC2741 Practical Studies C
S1, S2 MUSC2741 Practical Studies C
Prerequisites
MUSC1742 Practical Studies B AND enrolled in the Music General Studies
AND successful completion of
at least three (3) other Level 1 units from any discipline
Co-requisites
MUSC2591 Music Large Ensemble 3
Incompatibility
any MUSC Principal Studies 1-6 unit

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MUSC2592 Music Large Ensemble 4
Prerequisites
MUSC2541 Principal Studies 3
or MUSC2741 Practical Studies C
Co-requisites
MUSC2542 Principal Studies 4
Or MUSC3741 Practical Studies D
S1, S2 MUSC3741 Practical Studies D
Prerequisites
MUSC2741 Practical Studies C (ID 6784)
AND enrolment in
the Music General Studies major AND (EITHER MUSC2341 Music and Practices of Listening (ID 7092)
OR MUSC2342 Music in Action (ID 7093) )
Co-requisites
MUSC2592 Music Large Ensemble 4
Incompatibility
any MUSC Principal Studies 1-6 unit
Degree-specific major units

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 MUSC3335 Music in the Sixties
Prerequisites
any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
S2 MUSC3336 Music in Film, TV and Video Games
Prerequisites
any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
S2 MUSC3341 Music, Society, and Ideas
Prerequisites
any level 2 unit
Incompatibility
MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
S1, S2 MUSC3543 Conducting
Prerequisites
any Level 2 MUSC unit
Co-requisites
enrolled in the Bachelor of Music
Or enrolled in the Music Studies major
Or enrolled in the Music General Studies major