ATS2332 - Music - Overseas study program 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Samuel Dunscombe


Mr Samuel Dunscombe

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2018 (Flexible)


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.





This unit introduces students to the study of music in different cultural contexts. Culturally-specific approaches to performance, composition, music technology and ethnomusicology/musicology 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. Courses are offered subject to availability and may be stream-specific.


On completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Understand key elements of a specific cultural context including unique approaches to a particular stream of music study;
  2. Reflect upon their own musical practices and develop insights into newly acquired cultural knowledge about music;
  3. Apply concepts they learned to a specific stream of music study.


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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