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
OfferedOverseas Term 3 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Robert Burke


This unit allows students to undertake a course of music study overseas, in collaboration with an approved overseas institution. Courses are offered subject to availability and may be stream-specific. Streams available are Performance (Classical or Jazz/Popular Studies), Composition and Musicology/Ethnomusicology.


On successful completion of this unit, students will have developed a practical and theoretical understanding of course-specific musical elements including:

  1. The practice of music in diverse historical/social/cultural contexts
  2. Unique practical and theoretical approaches to music performance, composition and research
  3. Means of applying this knowledge to their own music practice


Assignments (1500 words):30%
Folio of compositions/written work or performances (2250 equiv. words): 50%
Class participation (900 equiv. words): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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

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


Bachelor of Music students must have prior approval from the unit coordinator before enrolling.
Non-Bachelor of Music students will be required to audition, submit a folio of compositions or written work according to course requirements prior to enrolment.