Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Dr Kenji Fujimura



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit has a quota of 40 student enrolments


Students will learn fundamental conducting techniques, including basic beat patterns. Students will be required to propose a program of works to be arranged and/or conducted for performance by an approved ensemble. Students will develop approaches to interpretation, and refine baton techniques specific to their program choice.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge required to successfully create musical materials for a potentially disparate group of musicians.
  2. Offer musical and artistic direction to a potentially disparate group of musicians to realise a successful performance.
  3. Demonstrate intermediate skills in conducting, orchestration and ensemble management.


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.

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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.