ATS3061 - Music in Australia - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Paul Watt


Associate Professor Paul Watt

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


This unit explores select twentieth- and twenty-first-century musics in Australia. By examining various socio-political perspectives, such as multiculturalism, the unit also investigates the cultural impact of music in the Australia as well as the way in which individuals and groups engage in musical practices.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Identify and analyse the stylistic changes that have influenced the development of music in Australia;
  2. Explain how various socio-political values have shaped music and musical practices in Australia;
  3. Demonstrate academic research, writing, group work and oral communication skills.


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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