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Undergraduate

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Coordinator

Dr Jonathan McIntosh

Websites

Faculty of Arts

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Location

Clayton

A major or minor in music allows students to develop the necessary critical, analytical and interpretive skills to investigate various areas of music, including western art music, popular and world music, as well as opportunities to pursue practices related to the music industry. Furthermore, students may choose to participate in a range of small and large music ensembles, some of which are subject to audition, and undertake overseas study units. The major or minor in music within the Bachelor of Arts is available to students with no prior music experience.

Availability

Music is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Clayton as a major or minor, and A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts at Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • articulate broad perspectives relating to the role of music in various historical, cultural and social contexts and practices relating to the music industry
  • critically engage with, analyse and interpret key texts from a range of music sub-disciplines.

Units

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points) chosen from:

b. One level 2 cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS2333 Jazz history
  • ATS2687 The ethnomusicology of improvisation
  • ATS2900 Writing about music: Headlines and hashtags

c. One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

  • ATS3061 Music in Australia
  • ATS3094 The music business: How to be successful in the music industry

d. Four units (24 points), with at least two units at level 3 from the remaining gateway, cornerstone and capstone units above or the elective list below

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

a. Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points) chosen from:

b. Two level 2 or 3 units (12 points) as listed within the major. It is a highly recommended that students complete a level 2 unit before enrolling in a level 3 unit.

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

  • ATS1347 Music ensemble 1
  • ATS1348 Music ensemble 2
  • ATS2060 The art of teaching music performance
  • ATS2139 Song writing: How to write a popular song
  • ATS2159 Recording and computer music production
  • ATS2799 Audio culture: From Cage to Gaga
  • 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
  • ATS3144 Music research in the digital age
  • ATS3153 Music research project
  • ATS3818 Drumming traditions of West Africa
  • ATS3823 Improvising musical traditions of South Asia*
  • ATS3824 Popular music and society**
  • ATS3825 Western art music in the 20th and 21st century
  • ATS3828 Film music
  • ATS3829 East Asia and its music: Silk road histories and popular contexts*
  • ATS3926 Gongs, punks and shadow plays**

* This pair of units is in annual rotation

** This pair of units is in annual rotation

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0502 Diploma of Liberal Arts

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.