Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kenji Fujimura (Classical); Associate Professor Robert Burke (Jazz)


Previously coded MUS1980


Students prepare for a technical examination on their chief instrument, or a folio of either compositions, written work or media. The unit is taught through a combination of individual lessons, small group consultations and workshops. Students are required to take part in an ensemble as a hurdle requirement.


Students completing this unit will demonstrate a greater understanding of research based performance, composition, (ethno)musicology or creative music technology and will have mastered the required body of practical work as set out in the unit syllabus.


In-class assessment: 10%
Performance exam or folio of compositions/written work/media: 90%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One x 1 to 2-hour tutorial per week and one individual lesson per week (please note that each specialisation has different lesson plans)
Students who are repeating this unit will be offered a maximum of 6 individual lessons.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree.
Admission is by audition
Students who fail this unit will need permission from their instrumental coordinator in order to repeat the unit.