Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedPrato Summer semester A 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor 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 concepts they have learned within a performance / composition / musicological context.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • This unit is taught intensively at Prato

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Chief examiner(s)

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


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.