Minor Overview

About this minor
This minor combines practical performance studies in music with the study of music within moving images, and popular music within a global perspective. Students will rehearse and perform within a large musical ensemble, and EITHER consolidate pre-tertiary musical experience in musicianship and technical skills for their instrument, OR engage with a new instrument within a large ensemble. Students will also study and analyse the history, musical texts, technologies, and theories of popular music within global performative traditions, and the key concepts and aesthetics of music used in conjunction with moving images. Students wishing to enrol in MUSC1741 must successfully complete an audition before enrolling in this Minor. Students who later wish to transfer/upgrade from this Minor to a Major in Music must successfully complete a subsequent audition. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) consolidate essential musicianship, technical skills and repertoire in performance; (2) engage in meaningful group music making to develop transferable problem solving skills; (3) demonstrate an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global music contexts; (4) illustrate the ways in which music and cultural industries have been informed, modelled and shaped by globalisation; (5) synthesise and evaluate the broader aesthetic and contextual matters that condition our understanding of the relationship between music and visual media; and (6) critically analyse the function of music and sound in a range of visual media.
Incompatibility

MNR-MUSIC Musicology;

MJD-MUSDM Music

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
SS
summer teaching period

Approval of a successful audition is required prior to enrolling in MUSC1741. If MUSC1741 Practical Studies A is chosen, the corequisite zero-point unit MUSC1591 Music Large Ensemble 1 is required

Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 MUSC1350 Popular Music in Global Perspective
Incompatibility
MUSC3010 Popular Music and Culture
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 MUSC2981 Music Ensemble 3
Prerequisites
MUSC1982 Music Ensemble 2
or any Level 1 Music unit (and audition if required).
Some ensembles are subject to audition (e.g.
Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Consort).
some ensembles are non-auditioned and require no previous experience (e.g.
percussion ensemble)
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 MUSC3336 Music in Film, TV and Video Games
Prerequisites
any level 2 unit (this unit does not require any technical music literacy)
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
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, SS MUSC1981 Music Ensemble 1
Prerequisites
Some ensembles are subject to audition (e.g.
Symphony Orchestra, Con-Cantorum).
some ensembles are non-auditioned and require no previous experience (e.g.
percussion ensemble)