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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music) (B-FACONTMU) // Subject options

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Jazz and Improvisation

First Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10180 Contextual Studies 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10181 Ensemble Studies 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10182 Individual Performance Studies 1
Semester 1
12.5

plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10192 Ensemble Studies 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10193 Contextual Studies 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10197 Individual Performance Studies 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

plus an elective (see below).

Second Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20175 Individual Performance Studies 3
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20176 Ensemble Studies 3
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20177 Contextual Studies 3
Semester 1
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20178 Individual Performance Studies 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20179 Ensemble Studies 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20180 Contextual Studies 4
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Third Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30223 Contextual Studies 5
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30225 Ensemble Studies 5
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30227 Individual Performance Studies 5
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30224 Contextual Studies 6
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30226 Ensemble Studies 6
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30228 Individual Performance Studies 6
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Interactive Composition

First Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10180 Contextual Studies 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10191 Interactive Composition 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10195 Music Making Laboratory 1
Semester 1
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10193 Contextual Studies 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10194 Interactive Composition 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10196 Music Making Laboratory 2
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Second Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20177 Contextual Studies 3
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20181 Interactive Composition 3
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20182 Music Making Laboratory 3
Semester 1
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20180 Contextual Studies 4
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20183 Interactive Composition 4
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20184 Music Making Laboratory 4
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Third Year

Semester 1

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30223 Contextual Studies 5
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30229 Interactive Composition 5
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30231 Music Making Laboratory 5
Semester 1
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Semester 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30224 Contextual Studies 6
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30230 Interactive Composition 6
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30232 Music Making Laboratory 6
Semester 2
12.5

Plus an elective (see below).

Electives

Students choose two electives per year from the list below. Students wishing to take subjects offered as breadth options on the Parkville campus should seek permission from the Course Coordinator.

Jazz and Improvisation Majors - Music Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10179 Making Music For Film And Animation 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10183
MUSI10184 Pop Song Writing 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10186
MUSI10202 Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10203
MUSI10215
MUSI20165
MUSI20167 Creating Music For Advertising
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20168
MUSI20169
MUSI20170
MUSI20173 The Art of Game Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20174 The Laptop Recording Studio
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20186
MUSI20187
MUSI20188
MUSI20190 Advanced Recording Studio Techniques
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20193
MUSI20194 Alexander Technique for Performance Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30233
MUSI30236 The Music Producer: From Brass to Beats
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30237
MUSI30238 Advanced Harmonic and Rhythmic Studies
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30239

Interactive Composition Majors - Music Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10179 Making Music For Film And Animation 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10183
MUSI10184 Pop Song Writing 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10186
MUSI10202 Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10203
MUSI10215
MUSI20167 Creating Music For Advertising
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20168
MUSI20169
MUSI20170
MUSI20173 The Art of Game Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20174 The Laptop Recording Studio
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20186
MUSI20187
MUSI20188
MUSI20190 Advanced Recording Studio Techniques
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20193
MUSI20194 Alexander Technique for Performance Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30233
MUSI30236 The Music Producer: From Brass to Beats
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30237
MUSI30239

VCA Electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AIND10003 Ancient and Contemporary Indigenous Arts
Summer Term
Winter Term
12.5
CCDP10001 Games & Playfulness Not available in 2019 12.5
DNCE10024
DRAM10025
DRAM20021
DRAM30020 Acting for Camera
Winter Term
12.5
FINA10035 Still Life: Nature Morte
Semester 2
12.5
FINA10036 Life Drawing: The Body
Semester 1
12.5
FINA10037
FINA20026 Painting Techniques
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
FINA20033 Introduction to Printmaking Processes
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
FINA20034
FLTV10010 Making Movies 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
FLTV10021 Interactive Art Media 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
FLTV10022
FLTV20005 Making Movies 2
Semester 1
12.5
FLTV30013 Making Movies 3 Not available in 2019 12.5
THTR10007 The Actors Process
Winter Term
12.5
THTR10019 Clear Speech and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
THTR20022 Improvisation: Text, Space and Action
Winter Term
12.5
THTR20023 The Artist's Toolbox
February
July
12.5
THTR20042 Puppets as Storytellers
Summer Term
12.5
THTR20043 Design and the Moving Image
July
12.5
THTR30039 Understanding Masks
Winter Term
12.5
UNIB10011 The Secret Life of the Body 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
UNIB20010

Last updated: 9 November 2018