ATS2331 - Music - Overseas study program 1 - 2019

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)

Associate Professor Robert Burke


Associate Professor Robert Burke

Not offered in 2019


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.


ATS3331Not offered in 2019



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 will be able to:

  1. Understand the practice of music in diverse historical/social/cultural contexts.
  2. Evaluate practical and theoretical approaches to music performance, composition and research.
  3. Apply this knowledge to their personal music practice.


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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