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Bachelor of Musical Arts (13N)

Course Structure


In the Bachelor of Musical Arts, students choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives. The degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: two must be introductory and two at any level (to meet the overall requirements of the minimum and maximum level of units for the whole degree). For example, if you choose 2 advanced level degree electives in year 2 of the degree, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas.
Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level
This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.

Year 1

Major 1  
Introductory Unit 1
Minor  
Introductory Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 1
Choice from 31 units...
 
Student Elective 1
Major 1  
Introductory Unit 2
Minor  
Introductory Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 2
Choice from 31 units...
 
Student Elective 2
 

Year 2

Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 3
Choice from 52 units...
 
Student Elective 3
Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 4
Choice from 52 units...
 
Student Elective 4
 

Year 3

Major 1  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 2
 
Student Elective 5
 
Student Elective 6
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 4
 
Student Elective 7
 
Student Elective 8
 
Please select your campus so we can show which units are available:
Key: Green tick Unit offering available
 
 

Major 1

A choice of one of the following:
Ensemble Skills Music History
History & Practices Music Literacy Skills
Literacy and Practices Music Technology
 
 

Minor

A choice of one of the following:
Audio Design Music Literacy Skills
Composition Music Technology
Ensemble Skills Performance
Music History
 
 

Degree Elective 1

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FCB103 Singer's Diction 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCB104 Singer's Diction 2
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCB103
FCB116 Rock Revolution
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCB140 Choral Experience Not offered in 2013
12.5%




FCE105 Ensemble Skills 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, creation of a balanced ensemble.
FCE106 Ensemble Skills 2
12.5% Available Semester 3
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: FCE105 Ensemble Skills 1, balanced ensemble.
FCE107 Music Project 1
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble
Mutual Exclusions: FCE141, FCE142
FCF101 Popular Music Composition & Songwriting
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCF102 Fundamentals of Sonic Art
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCF103 Electroacoustics
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCF110 Foundation Audio
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FCG101 Music Skills A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCG102 Music Skills B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH101 Popular Music & Culture
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH102 Music & History
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCI101 Music Industry Project 1A
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition / Interview
FCI102 Music Industry Project 1B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI101Music Industry Project 1A
FCJ117 Music Technology 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Mutual Exclusions: FCB314 Midi and Digital Audio
FCJ118 Music Technology 1B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCJ117 Digital Audio Programming 1
Mutual Exclusions: FCB324 Advanced Midi and Digital Audio
FCJ119 Studio Musicianship
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCM101 Performance 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition.
FCM102 Performance 1B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCM101
FCM114 Composition 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition
Mutual Exclusions: FCC100
FCM124 Composition 1B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCM114
Mutual Exclusions: FCC100
FCP101 Music Materials A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCP102 Music Materials B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 Music Materials 1A.
Mutual Exclusions: FCT110 Tonal Theory.
FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 Music Materials 1A or FCT110 Tonal Theory.
Mutual Exclusions: FCN120 Foundation Core Studies
FCP105 Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP110
FCP110 Foundation Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, written test and interview
Mutual Exclusions: FCP180
FCP113 Foundation Practical Study
25.0%




FCP120 Advanced Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP113
* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 2

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FCB103 Singer's Diction 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCB104 Singer's Diction 2
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCB103
FCB116 Rock Revolution
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCB140 Choral Experience Not offered in 2013
12.5%




FCE105 Ensemble Skills 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, creation of a balanced ensemble.
FCE106 Ensemble Skills 2
12.5% Available Semester 3
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: FCE105 Ensemble Skills 1, balanced ensemble.
FCE107 Music Project 1
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble
Mutual Exclusions: FCE141, FCE142
FCF101 Popular Music Composition & Songwriting
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCF102 Fundamentals of Sonic Art
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCF103 Electroacoustics
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCF110 Foundation Audio
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FCG101 Music Skills A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCG102 Music Skills B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH101 Popular Music & Culture
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH102 Music & History
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCI101 Music Industry Project 1A
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition / Interview
FCI102 Music Industry Project 1B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI101Music Industry Project 1A
FCJ117 Music Technology 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Mutual Exclusions: FCB314 Midi and Digital Audio
FCJ118 Music Technology 1B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCJ117 Digital Audio Programming 1
Mutual Exclusions: FCB324 Advanced Midi and Digital Audio
FCJ119 Studio Musicianship
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCM101 Performance 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition.
FCM102 Performance 1B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCM101
FCM114 Composition 1A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition
Mutual Exclusions: FCC100
FCM124 Composition 1B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCM114
Mutual Exclusions: FCC100
FCP101 Music Materials A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCP102 Music Materials B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 Music Materials 1A.
Mutual Exclusions: FCT110 Tonal Theory.
FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 Music Materials 1A or FCT110 Tonal Theory.
Mutual Exclusions: FCN120 Foundation Core Studies
FCP105 Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP110
FCP110 Foundation Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, written test and interview
Mutual Exclusions: FCP180
FCP113 Foundation Practical Study
25.0%




FCP120 Advanced Practical Study
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP113
* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 3

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FCA307 Orchestral or Vocal Studies A
25.0%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: Audition
Mutual Exclusions: FCA408
FCB201 Improvisation Skills
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCM102
FCB215 Complementary Study
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: successful completion of Year 1 (100%) of the BMus or equiv. Head of School Approval.
FCB303 Rock Band Skills Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Co-requisites: FCB304
Mutual Exclusions: FCB210
FCB304 Studio Music Teaching
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Mutual Exclusions: FCB113
FCB310 Orchestral Instruments Experience
12.5%




FCB311 Orchestration Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Prerequisites: Approval by Coordinator
Mutual Exclusions: FCB160
FCB312 Conducting
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP202
Mutual Exclusions: FCB150, FCB250
FCE202 Music Project 2
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE107 OR FCE105 and FCE106 or FCE141 and FCE142
Mutual Exclusions: FCE241, FCE242
FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble.
Mutual Exclusions: FCE241
FCE235 Ensemble Skills 4
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3, balanced ensemble.
Mutual Exclusions: FCE242
FCE302 Music Project 3
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensembleFCE202 OR FCE234 and FCE235 or FCE241 and FCE242
Mutual Exclusions: FCE341
FCE303 Music Project 4
25.0%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE302 Music Project 3, audition and balanced ensemble
Mutual Exclusions: FCE342
FCE330 Chamber Music 3A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble.
FCE331 Chamber Music 3B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE330, balanced ensemble
FCE353 Ensemble Skills 7
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble
FCE355 Ensemble Skills 5
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FCE356 Ensemble Skills 6
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE355Ensemble Skills 5, balanced ensemble
FCF201 Music Technology 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCJ118
FCF202 Music Technology 2B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCF201
FCF301 Music Technology 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCF202
FCF302 Music Technology 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCF301
FCH201 Music From 1700 to 1850
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Level 100 FCH unit or equivalent in another degree
FCH202 Music From 1850 to 1950
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Level 100 FCH unit or equivalent in another degree
FCH203 Jazz: From Spirituals to Swing
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCH204 Jazz: From Bop to Contemporary
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH301 Early Music Studies
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Level 200 FCH unit
FCH302 Trends in Music Research
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Level 200 FCH unit
FCI201 Music Industry Project 2A
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCI102 Music Industry Project 1B
FCI202 Music Industry Project 2B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI201 Music Industry Project 2A
FCI301 Music Industry Project 3A
25.0%




Prerequisites: FCI202 Music Industry Project 2B
FCI302 Music Industry Project 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI301 Music Industry Project 3A
FCJ217 Recording and Sound Reinforcement
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCF110 Foundation Audio or College equivalent
Mutual Exclusions: FCB221
FCJ218 Audio Post Production
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCJ217 Recording and Sound Reinforcement
FCJ219 Audio For The Real World Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCJ217
FCM214 Composition 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101
Mutual Exclusions: FCC200
FCM215 Performance 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 and FCM102
FCM216 Performance 2B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP102 or FCP103 and FCM215
FCM224 Composition 2B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP102
Mutual Exclusions: FCC200
FCP201 Harmony & Analysis A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP102 Music Materials 1B
Mutual Exclusions: FCT110 Tonal Theory
FCP202 Harmony & Analysis B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP201
Mutual Exclusions: FCT120
FCP203 Contemporary Techniques B
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP103 or FCN120
Mutual Exclusions: FCN210
FCP204 Contemporary Techniques C
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP203 Contemporary Techniques B or FCN210 Intermediate Core Studies
Mutual Exclusions: FCN220 Advanced Core Studies
FCP205 Convergence and Integration 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP102 Music Materials 1B OR FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A AND FCJ118 Digital Audio Programming 2
FCP206 Convergence and Integration 2
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCP205 Convergance and Intergration 1
FCP207 Commercial Arranging and Studio Production
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP203
FCP301 Music Since 1950
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCH100 or 200 level units
FCP302 Music Before 1700
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCH100 or 200 level units
FCP303 Post-Tonal Techniques
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP202 Harmony and Analysis B or FCT220
Mutual Exclusions: FCT230 Post-tonal Theory
FCP304 Listening, Style & Analysis
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP204 or FCN220
FCP305 Music Arranging
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP204Contemporary Techniques C
FCP307 Music Business Practices
12.5%
Available Semester 1



* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 4

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
FCA307 Orchestral or Vocal Studies A
25.0%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: Audition
Mutual Exclusions: FCA408
FCB201 Improvisation Skills
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCM102
FCB215 Complementary Study
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2
Available Semester 5
Prerequisites: successful completion of Year 1 (100%) of the BMus or equiv. Head of School Approval.
FCB303 Rock Band Skills Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Co-requisites: FCB304
Mutual Exclusions: FCB210
FCB304 Studio Music Teaching
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Mutual Exclusions: FCB113
FCB310 Orchestral Instruments Experience
12.5%




FCB311 Orchestration Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Prerequisites: Approval by Coordinator
Mutual Exclusions: FCB160
FCB312 Conducting
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP202
Mutual Exclusions: FCB150, FCB250
FCE202 Music Project 2
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE107 OR FCE105 and FCE106 or FCE141 and FCE142
Mutual Exclusions: FCE241, FCE242
FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble.
Mutual Exclusions: FCE241
FCE235 Ensemble Skills 4
12.5%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3, balanced ensemble.
Mutual Exclusions: FCE242
FCE302 Music Project 3
25.0%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensembleFCE202 OR FCE234 and FCE235 or FCE241 and FCE242
Mutual Exclusions: FCE341
FCE303 Music Project 4
25.0%
Available Semester 1
Available Semester 4
Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE302 Music Project 3, audition and balanced ensemble
Mutual Exclusions: FCE342
FCE330 Chamber Music 3A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble.
FCE331 Chamber Music 3B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE330, balanced ensemble
FCE353 Ensemble Skills 7
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Audition, balanced ensemble
FCE355 Ensemble Skills 5
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

FCE356 Ensemble Skills 6
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCE355Ensemble Skills 5, balanced ensemble
FCF201 Music Technology 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCJ118
FCF202 Music Technology 2B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCF201
FCF301 Music Technology 3A
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCF202
FCF302 Music Technology 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCF301
FCH201 Music From 1700 to 1850
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Level 100 FCH unit or equivalent in another degree
FCH202 Music From 1850 to 1950
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Level 100 FCH unit or equivalent in another degree
FCH203 Jazz: From Spirituals to Swing
12.5%
Available Semester 1



FCH204 Jazz: From Bop to Contemporary
12.5%


Available Semester 2

FCH301 Early Music Studies
25.0%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: Level 200 FCH unit
FCH302 Trends in Music Research
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: Level 200 FCH unit
FCI201 Music Industry Project 2A
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCI102 Music Industry Project 1B
FCI202 Music Industry Project 2B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI201 Music Industry Project 2A
FCI301 Music Industry Project 3A
25.0%




Prerequisites: FCI202 Music Industry Project 2B
FCI302 Music Industry Project 3B
25.0%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCI301 Music Industry Project 3A
FCJ217 Recording and Sound Reinforcement
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCF110 Foundation Audio or College equivalent
Mutual Exclusions: FCB221
FCJ218 Audio Post Production
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCJ217 Recording and Sound Reinforcement
FCJ219 Audio For The Real World Not offered in 2013
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCJ217
FCM214 Composition 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101
Mutual Exclusions: FCC200
FCM215 Performance 2A
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP101 and FCM102
FCM216 Performance 2B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP102 or FCP103 and FCM215
FCM224 Composition 2B
12.5%
Available Semester 1

Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP102
Mutual Exclusions: FCC200
FCP201 Harmony & Analysis A
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP102 Music Materials 1B
Mutual Exclusions: FCT110 Tonal Theory
FCP202 Harmony & Analysis B
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP201
Mutual Exclusions: FCT120
FCP203 Contemporary Techniques B
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP103 or FCN120
Mutual Exclusions: FCN210
FCP204 Contemporary Techniques C
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP203 Contemporary Techniques B or FCN210 Intermediate Core Studies
Mutual Exclusions: FCN220 Advanced Core Studies
FCP205 Convergence and Integration 1
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP102 Music Materials 1B OR FCP103 Contemporary Techniques A AND FCJ118 Digital Audio Programming 2
FCP206 Convergence and Integration 2
12.5%




Prerequisites: FCP205 Convergance and Intergration 1
FCP207 Commercial Arranging and Studio Production
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP203
FCP301 Music Since 1950
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCH100 or 200 level units
FCP302 Music Before 1700
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCH100 or 200 level units
FCP303 Post-Tonal Techniques
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP202 Harmony and Analysis B or FCT220
Mutual Exclusions: FCT230 Post-tonal Theory
FCP304 Listening, Style & Analysis
12.5%
Available Semester 1



Prerequisites: FCP204 or FCN220
FCP305 Music Arranging
12.5%


Available Semester 2

Prerequisites: FCP204Contemporary Techniques C
FCP307 Music Business Practices
12.5%
Available Semester 1



* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 

Student Electives

Student electives are your choice of available units from any study area across the University, provided you are eligible to enrol in them (i.e. meet any unit pre-requisites). You can take up to a second major or minor from the degree schedule through your student electives or the equivalent of a major or minor from a discipline area outside the degree schedule and try out different subjects – it’s your choice.

A wide range of Student Electives are available.