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Music History 3:Impressionism to Present (MUSI30249)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville) and On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30249
Parkville, Southbank
Parkville, Southbank
Semester 1 - On Campus
Semester 1 - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, we explore representative styles of Western art music from 1900 to the present. The music will be examined from a number of perspectives including nationalist and internationalist currents, modernist tendencies and the quest for order and disorder, and with reference to wider socio-cultural contexts. The music of Australia will also be studied in relation to corresponding global trends.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • understand and contextualise music from the 20th century to the present;
  • undertake basic scholarly work using the bibliographic tools of music to discuss the music of the period covered;
  • develop critical listening/score-reading skills for engagement with the music of the period.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will have developed:

  • a capacity for independent critical thought;
  • an openness to new ideas;
  • knowledge, skills and practices which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.

Last updated: 1 May 2019