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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Music - Conservatorium
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

The School of Music at Monash is consistently ranked among the best music schools in Australia and leads the country in internationally recognised ethnomusicology research. The school attracts students and visiting academics from all over the world and has an outstanding track record in winning competitive research funding.

The school offers a wide-ranging undergraduate program and a variety of postgraduate degrees in performance, composition, musicology and ethnomusicology. With modern facilities, unique archival collections, scholarship opportunities and a reputation for supervision excellence, the Monash School of Music is home to a vibrant, nurturing and productive environment.

Disciplines

The School of Music - Conservatorium teaches, researches, and promotes public outreach in four fields of musical endeavour: performance, composition, musicology and enthnomusicology. Students specialise in one or more fields, but gain experience in a unified way in all four areas.

Performance

Students with a strong musical aptitude undertaking this specialisation are expected to acquire an assured technique and an awareness of the history of performance style and practice. Students develop their performance skills as well as interactive musical skills in a variety of ensembles. Throughout the program students are examined on both solo and ensemble work.

Composition

Students undertaking this specialisation can expect to acquire experience and skills in music composition. The program offers supervision of students' compositional projects and encourages work in various media, including traditional, electronic, and contemporary solo and ensemble combinations. The School of Music - Conservatorium organises a number of large and small instrumental and ensemble choral groups and encourages performances of student compositions.

Musicology or ethnomusicology

Students who choose either of these specialisations, or a combination of both, can expect to develop their knowledge and understanding of music to prepare themselves as musicologists and/or ethnomusicologists, studying the music history of various genres, research methods and aspects of systematic musicology such as performance practice, analysis, aesthetics, criticism, music sociology and psychology of music.

In the ethnomusicology stream, students make detailed area studies of selected music cultures of Asia and/or Africa, and may learn to perform in an Indonesian gamelan and in other Asian and African traditions as appropriate for a particular unit for which a student enrols.

Units

Note: Prerequisites or prohibitions may apply for individual units - consult the unit entry for details.

Chief study units

Professional practice units

  • ATS2797 Professional practice in music 1
  • ATS2798 Professional practice in music 2
  • ATS3826 Professional practice in music 3
  • ATS3827 Professional practice in music 4

Ensemble studies units

General units

  • ATS1343 American music and popular culture
  • ATS1344 Gamelan performing arts
  • ATS1345 Exploring western music
  • ATS1346 Exploring world musics
  • ATS1907 Music performance study
  • ATS2686 Flaring up: Bali and musical revolution
  • ATS2799 Audio culture: Developments in new music
  • ATS2804 Schubert to Strauss: Music of the romantic ideal
  • ATS2807 Composition techniques: Structure, pitch and space
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city through an historical and literary perspective
  • ATS2900 Music aesthetics and criticism
  • ATS2926 Performance studies: Indonesian gamelan
  • ATS3686 Flaring up: Bali and musical revolution
  • ATS3819 Applied music I
  • ATS3820 Applied music II
  • ATS3821 Music composition techniques: Chance, sets and computers
  • ATS3822 Jazz history: Readings in history, biography, improvisation and world music
  • ATS3824 Music in society: Musicians, performances and institutions
  • ATS3825 Western art music in the 20th and 21st century
  • ATS3828 Music composition techniques: Film and orchestration
  • ATS3829 East Asia and its music: Silk road histories and popular contexts
  • ATS3899 Jazz composition and arranging 1
  • ATS3900 Jazz composition and arranging 2
  • ATS3901 Music- Overseas study program
  • ATS3910 Directing workshop
  • ATS3926 Performance studies: Indonesian gamelan

Units not offered in 2011

General:

  • ATS2805 Global Popular and roots music
  • ATS2687/ATS3687 African Music: Musical change, social change and performance
  • ATS3818 Global Popular and roots music
  • ATS3823 Music of North and South India

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2451 Diploma of Arts (Music)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0821 Bachelor of Music

Double degrees

  • 1185 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 1497 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3717 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 2025 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • 3774 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music

Degrees with non-performance units only

Only non-performance units can be taken in the following degrees.

Single degrees
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
Double degrees
  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing