Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Monash Passport categoryInternational Short Field Experience (Explore Program)
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Robert Burke


This unit introduces students to the study of music in different cultural contexts. Culturally-specific approaches to performance, research and composition will be investigated in their environments. The focus of the unit will be a reflective approach to the integration of diverse traditions of music into individual creative and research activity.


On successful completion of this unit, the students:

  1. Will understand key elements of the relevant music culture including unique approaches to performance, research and composition
  2. Will have the ability to reflect upon their own musical practices and develop these in the context of newly acquired music cultural knowledge
  3. Will apply learned concepts in a performance/composition/musicological context


Assignment (2000 words): 40%
Folio of compositions/performances/written work(2000 words equivalent): 40%
Class participation (900 words): 20%

Contact hours

Three week course of:Four 2-hour lectures/seminars and Four 2-hour rehearsals/workshops per week


Non-Bachelor of Music students will be required to audition, submit a folio of compositions or sample of written work according to course requirements prior to enrolment