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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 bySir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Campus(es)Clayton
CoordinatorDr Jonathan McIntosh

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and their availability differ between courses. Refer to the individual course entries below.

Description

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music offers a wide-ranging undergraduate coursework program across five broad fields of musical endeavour: performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology and creative music technology. Units range from the purely practical, through to the aural and theoretical, historical and sociological, pedagogical, industry-focused and cross-cultural.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • apply the tools of music-making to research, performance and composition
  • understand the complex relationships between performance, composer and scholar
  • synthesise the historical, aesthetic and utilitarian nature of music practice
  • articulate a real-world and ethical view of the value of music as a commodity.

Units

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

Bachelor of Music

Students completing a major in a Bachelor of Music or related double degree, refer to the Bachelor of MusicBachelor of Music (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/courses/0821.html) course entry in this Handbook for information on required units.

Bachelor of Arts*

The details below are for students completing a minor or major in a Bachelor of Arts or related double degree.

* This also includes the Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Letters.

Minor in music

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in music must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) at least one first-year gatewaygateway (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) units (6 points), chosen from:

(b.) one first-year level music unit chosen from the list of electives below (6 points)

(c.) additional elective units from the list below (12 points)

Note: Students can take the second-year cornerstone units from the major as electives.

* Students enrolled in this unit will need to pass an audition at the beginning of semester.

Major in music

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in music must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) at least one first-year gatewaygateway (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) unit (6 points), chosen from:

* Students enrolled in this unit will need to pass an audition at the beginning of semester.

(b.) at least one second-year cornerstonecornerstone (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) unit (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2333 Jazz history 1: Readings in history and biography
  • ATS2799 Audio culture: From Cage to Gaga
  • ATS2900 Music aesthetics and criticism

(c.) at least one third-year capstonecapstone (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) unit (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS3094 The music business: How to be successful in the music industry
  • ATS3819 Applied music 1: Orchestration
  • ATS3820 Applied music 2: Conducting
  • ATS3824 Popular music and society

(d.) additional elective units from the list below (30 points)

Note: Students can take additional cornerstone and capstone units as electives.

Elective units

  • ATS1342 Music and popular culture: Asia
  • ATS1343 Popular music: From spirituals to YouTube
  • ATS1347 Music ensemble 1*
  • ATS1348 Music ensemble 2*
  • ATS1899 Music theory and ear training 1
  • ATS1900 Music theory and ear training 2
  • ATS2060 The art of teaching music performance (Classical)
  • ATS2085 The art of teaching music performance (Improvisation)
  • ATS2139 Song writing: How to write a pop tune
  • ATS2331/ATS3331 Music - Overseas study program 1
  • ATS2332/ATS3332 Music - Overseas study program 2
  • ATS2687 The ethnomusicology of improvisation
  • ATS2800 Music ensemble 3
  • ATS2801 Music ensemble 4
  • ATS2804 From the erotic to the exotic: Music in the nineteenth century
  • ATS2805 Music, identity and place
  • ATS2807 Composition techniques: Structure, pitch and space
  • ATS2901 Music theory and ear training 3
  • ATS2902 Music theory and ear training 4
  • ATS3926 Gongs, Punks and Shadow Plays
  • ATS3021 Chamber music 1
  • ATS3022 Chamber music 2
  • ATS3061 Music in Australian society
  • ATS3818 Drumming traditions of West Africa
  • ATS3821 From critical theory to creating new musical work
  • ATS3822 Jazz history 2: Readings in improvisation and cross cultural musical relationships
  • ATS3823 Improvising musical traditions of South Asia
  • 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/arranging 1
  • ATS3900 Jazz composition/arranging 2

A minimum of three units (18 points) must be completed at third - year level.

* Students enrolled in this unit will need to pass an audition at the beginning of semester.

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3006 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Music
  • 1185 Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce