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  • Course description
    The Bachelor of Music Performance provides specialist training in improvisation, and prepares graduates for a range of careers as professional musicians. This course covers a wide selection of musical styles encompassing jazz, world music (including African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, South and South East Asian styles), free-form improvisation, experimental, crossover styles, electronics, intermedia concepts, Australian improvised music and Indigenous Australian music.

    Structure

    The core subjects in the Bachelor of Music Performance are Principal Study, Specialist Related Studies, Ensemble, Aural Studies(Years 1 and 2), and Languages of Music(Years 1 and 2). In year three, you are required to complete four elective modules chosen to enhance your individual areas of musical interest.

    All Bachelor of Music Performance students study a common curriculum through the Centre for Ideas. The integration of intensive specialist artistic training with cross-disciplinary critical studies reflects the Faculty’s commitment to training artists who are not only highly skilled but also culturally and technologically literate.

    Subjects by Year
    Year 1
    • 754-101 - The Artist in the World - Part 1
    • 754-130 - The Artist in the World - Part 2
    • 758-120 - Principal Study 1.1
    • 758-121 - Principal Study 1.2
    • 758-122 - Specialist Related Studies 1.1
    • 758-123 - Specialist Related Studies 1.2
    • 758-124 - Ensemble 1.1
    • 758-125 - Ensemble 1.2
    • 758-126 - Aural Studies 1.1
    • 758-127 - Aural Studies 1.2
    • 758-128 - Languages of Music 1.1
    • 758-129 - Languages of Music 1.2

    Year 2
    • 754-202 & 203 - The World in the Artist 2A & 2B
    • 758-220 - Principal Study 2.1
    • 758-221 - Principal Study 2.2
    • 758-222 - Specialist Related Studies 2.1
    • 758-223 - Specialist Related Studies 2.2
    • 758-224 - Ensemble 2.1
    • 758-225 - Ensemble 2.2
    • 758-256 - Aural Studies 2.1
    • 758-257 - Aural Studies 2.2

    Year 3
    • 754-301 - Collaborative Contract
    • 754-302 - Professional Development
    • 758-226 - 18th/19th Century Music
    • 758-230 - Alexander Technique
    • 758-231 - Orchestration
    • 758-239 - Composition For Film
    • 758-240 - Conducting
    • 758-243 - French For Musicians
    • 758-245 - German For Musicians
    • 758-246 - Guitar Ensemble
    • 758-247 - Harmonic & Contrapuntal Devices
    • 758-248 - Improvisation- African American Jazz
    • 758-249 - Improvisation Techniques
    • 758-250 - PA & MIDI Perspective
    • 758-252 - Pop Song Writing
    • 758-253 - Chamber Music (Style & Context)
    • 758-254 - Advanced Orchestration
    • 758-255 - Afro-American Percussion
    • 758-258 - Pro Tools
    • 758-320 - Principal Study 3.1
    • 758-321 - Principal Study 3.2
    • 758-322 - Specialist Related Studies 3.1
    • 758-323 - Specialist Related Studies 3.2
    • 758-324 - Ensemble 3.1
    • 758-325 - Ensemble 3.2
    • 758-327 - Improvisation Vocal Ensemble
    • 758-328 - Indigenous Ensemble
    • 758-329 - Indigenous Music & Culture
    • 758-330 - Italian For Musicians
    • 758-331 - Keyboard Skills (Beginner)
    • 758-332 - Latin Ensemble
    • 758-335 - Performance Psychology
    • 758-336 - Private Studio Teaching
    • 758-337 - Rhythmic Devices – Non Specific Genres
    • 758-338 - Stagecraft For Singers
    • 758-339 - Studio Recording & Technology
    • 758-341 - World Music Ensemble
    • 758-342 - Keyboard Skills (Intermediate)
    • 758-343 - Keyboard Skills (Advanced)


    Major areas of study

    • Improvisation

    Honours


    Selected students may choose to study a fourth year to complete an Honours degree, which allows students to pursue a range of studies to expand their music practice and focus on establishing a professional career. Through related units of study the Honours program provides advanced training in specialist, creative and communication skills that enable the graduating student to work in various professional and community contexts. The program is flexible in that it provides the student with a range of studies that form a bridge to a professional career as a practising musician. This flexibility is crucial in providing the student with the opportunity to make their own choice in determining future directions and ways of making music within the community.

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