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Unit Overview


This unit is a continuation of MUSC4401 Practical Studies 7 and offers students the opportunity to demonstrate well-developed composition or performance skills. This is a required unit for a major study in composition or performance. Composition majors are expected to give a recital comprising at least 30 minutes of their own original compositions. Performance majors are expected to give a final recital of approximately 45 minutes. As part of the unit, students must choose a module component and participate in a large ensemble.

12 points

Students are able to demonstrate well-developed performance or compositional skills.


For Composition (major), this comprises contribution to weekly composers' workshops, full participation in large ensemble, completion of a practical studies module and assessment of a composition portfolio. For Performance (major), this comprises contribution to weekly concert practice, full participation in large ensemble, completion of a practical studies module and a public recital examination.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Christopher Tonkin (Composition) and Graeme Gilling (Performance)
Unit rules
MUSC4401 Practical Studies 7
MUSC7401 Practical Studies Honours 1
or MUSC7402 Practical Studies Honours 2
Contact hours
72 (approx. 6 hours per week)
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.