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THIS SUBJECT IS DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN IN YOUR FIRST YEAR OF ENROLMENT IN BACHELOR OF MUSIC. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS SUBJECT BEFORE COMMENCING LEVEL 2 CORE SUBJECTS.
This subject introduces Bachelor of Music students to University life, and provides a wider context for their discipline.
A series of performances and lecture-conversations with staff and guests addresses complex practical and ethical challenges facing musicians in the world today, involving such issues as politics, gender, culture, the environment, and artists’ social roles and responsibilities.
Students respond to these challenges both individually and in collaborative small-group work with their peers. The subject also includes the completion of six online Joining Melbourne Modules articulating principles and expectations of study at the University of Melbourne.
This subject is marked on a pass/fail basis and is not included in the weighted average mark (WAM) calculation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- articulate principles of respect, diversity and inclusion, with a particular emphasis on Australia's Indigenous heritage;
- identify best practice in, and the University of Melbourne's philosophy concerning, intellectual freedom and academic integrity;
- apply concepts of sustainability and wellbeing to goals for their own study, career and personal life;
- engage with and discuss issues of contemporary relevance to musicians with nuance and insight;
- respond creatively to artistic and conceptual stimuli;
- work collaboratively in a small group context;
- employ technological resources to present ideas about music.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate a commitment to intellectual curiosity and to staying well-informed;
- communicate effectively, in oral, written and digital forms;
- respond openly and imaginatively to new ideas;
- promote and maintain the wellbeing of self and others;
- show interest in and respect for others;
- demonstrate ability to overcome stereotypes and prejudices;
- articulate and integrate knowledge from different domains.
Last updated: 31 January 2024