Are you looking for a career in the music industry as a producer, engineer, musician, composer, sound engineer, electronic music artist, film or game audio sound designer, audio technician? Then this audio production course is for you.

Real life industry experiences and facilities include:

  • learn in one of the best equipped studios and spaces in Australia, including Sing Sing East
  • access to our internationally renowned Artist in Residence programs
  • become an expert on software such as Pro Tools, Ableton and Max for Live
  • post production studio for film, gaming and multi-media mixing and recording
  • learn audio for VR and Augmented Reality and surround sound film mixing techniques
  • collaborate with independent record label on campus Tremorverse Records
  • work in a 200+ capacity live venue
  • creative collaborations with performers, composers, filmmakers and game designers
  • record, mix and produce your own portfolio
  • access to our Analogue Synth Collection
  • study with like-minded creatives and expand your industry network
  • learn from industry professionals
  • expanding skills through researching the latest production and technology
  • production and writing suites

The Bachelor of Applied Music: Audio Production is specifically designed to support emerging sound technicians, music producers and content creators. It’s ideal for artists that play an instrument and who wants to expand on their musical skills, along with becoming an expert in studio production and electronic music production.

You will be mentored by experts in an environment that supports and encourages you to achieve industry-ready skills, so you graduate ready to have a successful and sustainable career in the music industry. This is done by integrating real-life industry experiences in a supportive atmosphere with a combination of highly-trained teachers, extraordinary opportunities and unique experiences that create a bridge to industry.

With access to the best recording and production facilities in music education, the sound production students work closely with the Performers, Music Business, Composition and Film students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent-rich environment. This means projects are often underway and gaining traction by the time you graduate. There are many examples of a successful career already beginning while still studying.

Student Quote

“What I’ve loved about studying at Box Hill is the ability to expand on my musical skills as well as being able to master the recording studio and create electronic music. It’s also been great to be able to play with the performers as part of my study” Jacob Minarelli.

Course admission profile




Course Code BAMA3
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251392;
CRICOS Code 085408F
Study Areas Music
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Type Bachelor
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $18,530.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

You must have:

  • Australian Year 12, or international equivalent,
  • a folio of recordings (ie. a CD or DVD of audio recordings, mixes, re-mixes and/or other examples of audio related material that shows evidence of interest and aptitude in this area)
  • Musicianship test- completion of a supervised musicianship test (will be sent upon receipt of student’s application).
  • Interview - you will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You should demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

February and July

Full time: 3 years (classes take place on weekdays)

Mode of delivery is face to face.

Box Hill

Applicants with recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes both Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years.

Year 12 VTAC applicants must have:

  • have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE Audio Production / music subjects)
  • be able to demonstrate aptitude in audio production
  • successfully completed an individual face to face selection interview of approximately 20 minutes, and a musicianship test. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your aptitude for Audio Production through a series of questions which include analysing your experience and portfolio. The portfolio can contain any combination of the following: recorded pieces, demo tracks, recommendations, testimonials, statement of results, compositions and any other supporting evidence you believe is relevant to the application.
  • Musicianship test– you will be required to complete a musicianship theory test following your audition. Applicants who do not meet the entry-level musicianship theory test but meet all other entry requirements may be invited to attend an intensive Summer School course during December.

 

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants who have completed a VET course of study in Audio Production or similar at a public TAFE or other VET provider either recently or some time ago are welcome to apply.  Applicants seeking to enrol at Box Hill Institute after completing VET study at another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). All applications for RPL are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must also:

  • have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE Audio Production / music subjects)
  • be able to demonstrate aptitude in audio production
  • have successfully completed an individual face-to-face selection interview of approximately 20 minutes, and a musicianship test. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your aptitude for Audio Production through a series of questions which include analysing your experience and portfolio. The portfolio can contain any combination of the following: recorded pieces, demo tracks, recommendations, testimonials, statement of results, compositions and any other supporting evidence you believe is relevant to the application.
  • Musicianship test– you will be required to complete a musicianship theory test following your audition. Applicants who do not meet the entry-level musicianship theory test but meet all other entry requirements may be invited to attend an intensive Summer School course during December.

 

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education.  This includes mature-age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience.  Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped them to prepare for tertiary education or are relevant to Audio Production.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must alsoe:

  • have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE Audio Production/music subjects)
  • be able to demonstrate aptitude in audio production
  • have successfully completed an individual face to face selection interview of approximately 20 minutes, and a musicianship test. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your aptitude for audio production through a series of questions which include analysing your experience and portfolio. The portfolio can contain any combination of the following: recorded pieces, demo tracks, recommendations, testimonials, statement of results, compositions and any other supporting evidence you believe is relevant to the application.
  • Musicianship test– you will be required to complete a musicianship theory test following your audition. Applicants who do not meet the entry-level musicianship theory test but meet all other entry requirements may be invited to attend an intensive Summer School course during December.

 

Applicants with Higher Education study

Applicants who have completed some of a higher education course, either at non-university higher education providers or university some time ago or recently, are welcome to apply.  Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). All applications for RPL are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning outcomes has been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course.

You can apply to study with us through direct entry and must also:

  • have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE Audio Production / music subjects)
  • be able to demonstrate aptitude in Audio Production
  • have successfully completed an individual face-to-face selection interview of approximately 20 minutes, and a musicianship test. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your aptitude for Audio Production through a series of questions which include analysing your experience and portfolio. The portfolio can contain any combination of the following: recorded pieces, demo tracks, recommendations, testimonials, statement of results, compositions and any other supporting evidence you believe is relevant to the application.
  • Musicianship test– you will be required to complete a musicianship theory test following your audition. Applicants who do not meet the entry-level musicianship theory test but meet all other entry requirements may be invited to attend an intensive Summer School course during December.

After successful completion of this course, you may wish to apply for entry into a wide range of postgraduate courses.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will be able to:

  • reflect skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the creative and performing arts discipline of music
  • review, analyse and consolidate conceptual theories and processes in music creation and practice through integrated creative, critical and reflective thought
  • utilise cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of the body of knowledge as applicable to music creation and practice
  • recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to problem-solving practice in the creative and performing arts discipline of music
  • interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments coherently
  • develop research and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice
  • apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realise works, artefacts and forms of creative expression
  • work independently and collaboratively in the creative and performing arts discipline of music in response to project demands

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities in the music (and related) industries. The range of roles in these industries are many and varied, and may include:

  • recording band artist
  • studio session musician
  • writer and arranger
  • record producer
  • studio engineer
  • production manager
  • producer/programmer/designer of music and multimedia software packages
  • production crew member (and many more!)

Industries may include recording industry, music publishing, live performance, music retail, advertising, radio, film, video and television, music therapy, music education and music media.

Box Hill Institute is an Avid Learning Partner that provides access to the official Avid curriculum and Certification exams, dedicated program staff, and co-marketing resources to support implementation of Avid training products.

  • First year – 12 subjects
  • Second Year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives
  • Third Year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives

Electives availability will be discussed at enrolment.

We expect to enrol between 25 and 60 students.

Year 1 Core

Code

Title

Points

MUT103 THEORY 1: VOICE LEADING 3.0

History and Analysis 1 is the first in the sequence of three history subjects. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of the development of jazz and popular music of the twentieth century, and analyse selected composers' works in depth. Particular attention will be paid to outlining the connections between the development of music and other arts as wells as socio-economic, cultural and technological changes happening in contemporary society. Students will analyse musical works of prominent composers from the artistic, cultural and technical perspectives. In this subject students will be introduced to investigation of music, and review of musicological writings, and use this knowledge to inform their musical experiences.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture (online), 1 hour tutorial (online) for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Analysis Essay (1200 words) 50%
On-line quizzes (Closed Book) 50%

MUT109 KEYBOARD SKILLS 3.0

Aural 1 is the first in the sequence of four subjects developing students' aural and music notation skills. They will learn to aurally recognise and sing melodic and harmonic intervals within an octave, major, minor and pentatonic scales and diatonic chords. Students will perform prepared melodies, sight-sing and transcribe simple diatonic melodies. Rhythmic work will include performing prepared progressions, sight-reading and transcribing rhythmic examples in 2-4, 3-4 and 4-4. Students will also learn to sing, aurally recognise and notate diatonic triads and inversions as well as various cadences. Aural training software will be incorporated into this subject in a self-guided learning module.

Contact hours are 2 hour practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Singing video - 10 minutes 15%
Assessment 2: Viva Voce test 1 - 10 minutes 20%
Assessment 3: Written Test of aural skills - 55 minutes 30%
Assessment 4: Viva Voce test 2- 10 minutes 25%
Assessment 5: Participation and preparation of group singing in class 10%

MUT107 AURAL 1 3.0

Aural 1 is the first in the sequence of four subjects developing students' aural and music notation skills. They will learn to aurally recognise and sing melodic and harmonic intervals within an octave, major, minor and pentatonic scales and diatonic chords. Students will perform prepared melodies, sight-sing and transcribe simple diatonic melodies. Rhythmic work will include performing prepared progressions, sight-reading and transcribing rhythmic examples in 2-4, 3-4 and 4-4. Students will also learn to sing, aurally recognise and notate diatonic triads and inversions as well as various cadences. Aural training software will be incorporated into this subject in a self-guided learning module.

Contact hours are 2 hour practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Singing video - 10 minutes 15% Assessment 2: Viva Voce test 1 - 10 minutes 20% Assessment 3: Written Test of aural skills - 55 minutes 30% Assessment 4: Viva Voce test 2- 10 minutes 25% Assessment 5: Participation and preparation of group singing in class 10%

MUT108 AURAL 2 3.0

Aural 2 is the second in the sequence of four subjects in which students will further develop their aural skills, including notating, aurally recognising and singing intervals, scales, diatonic chords, chord inversions and progressions. Students will perform prepared melodies, sight-sing and transcribe diatonic melodies in simple and compound metres, some of which will be borrowed from the Baroque and Classical repertoire. Rhythmic work will include performing prepared progressions, sight-reading and transcribing rhythmic examples in simple and compound meters. Students will develop more extensive transcription abilities, consolidate their knowledge of harmonic practice, and acquire more comprehensive vocabulary for use in musical analysis. Aural training software will be incorporated into this subject in a self-guided learning module.

Contact hours are 2 hour practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT107 AURAL 1
Assessment: Assessment: Assessment 1:Viva Voce test 4 - 10 minutes 25% Assessment 2:Viva Voce test 4 - 10 minutes 25% Assessment 3:Written Test of aural skills - 55 minutes 50%

MUT104 THEORY 2: DIATONICISM 3.0

The weekly forum provides an opportunity for students to interact with their peers, as well as other students
from the department in an open and flexible format. Industry Partakers and Professionals present perform and
discuss their work, experience and industry involvement with students on a weekly basis.

This gives the class opportunities to become encouraged in their endeavours and gain real-life industry
knowledge to apply to their own learning and growth in music and sound related fields. Invited industry
personnel will be engaging with students in discussions and questionnaires to add to their expanding skills and
knowledge of sound and music. Students will be required to review these sessions to demonstration an
understanding of roles, concepts and application of different areas of the industry.

Contact hours are 2 hours each week for 12 weeks.

Prerequisite: MUT141

Assessment 1 - Cumulative assessment: 6 x Review of the
Forum (online delivery 200 words) 70%
Assessment 2 - Self reflection. 600 word reflection on how
students approach to their own craft has changed over the course of the semester. 30%

MUT105 HISTORY 1 3.0

History and Analysis 1 is the first in the sequence of three history subjects. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of the development of jazz and popular music of the twentieth century, and analyse selected composers' works in depth. Particular attention will be paid to outlining the connections between the development of music and other arts as wells as socio-economic, cultural and technological changes happening in contemporary society. Students will analyse musical works of prominent composers from the artistic, cultural and technical perspectives. In this subject students will be introduced to investigation of music, and review of musicological writings, and use this knowledge to inform their musical experiences.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture (online), 1 hour tutorial (online) for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Analysis Essay (1200 words) 50% On-line quizzes (Closed Book) 50%

Year 2 Core

Code

Title

Points

MUT208 AURAL 4 3.0

Aural 4 is the final in the sequence of four aural skills and development subjects. Students will apply this knowledge through completion of aural analysis tasks designed to help students internalise musical elements comprising various world music styles. Students will develop more extensive transcription abilities, consolidate their knowledge of harmony, and acquire more comprehensive vocabulary for use in musical analysis. Students will learn a dozen short excerpts from World Musical and learn to identify and sing a dozen microtonal scales from World Musical Cultures. Students will acquire aural and theoretical skills that extend beyond the conventions and imperatives of diatonic music of previous centuries to embrace non-Western and post-tonal music, the use of modes and polytonality, contemporary harmonic devices, and the use of polyrhythm and mixed metre. Through the study of world music and recent trends, students will expand their appreciation of the diversity of aesthetic expression. The connections between previously learned styles of music and modern music practices will be emphasised and used to further contextualise the study of harmony and fundamental aural perception. Students will further develop their aural skills, including notating, aurally recognising and performing rhythmic progressions, intervals, scales, chords, chord modifications and inversions and chord progressions. Particular attention will be paid to developing students' confidence and independence in transcribing and performing melodies, rhythms and chord progressions. Students will further explore complex rhythms in compound and odd meters.

Contact hours are 2 hour practical for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT207 AURAL 3
Assessment: 2 Viva Voces 30% + 30% 1 Written Test 40%

MUT203 THEORY 3: JAZZ HARMONY 3.0

This is the third in a sequence of six music theory subjects. Delivered as a one-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial, conducted in a computer laboratory. Each computer work station is equipped with a MIDI keyboard, music notation and music sequencing programs. The theoretical and aesthetic principles presented in lectures are aurally reinforced in practical harmony exercises in tutorials, through which students will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles of jazz harmony, jazz voice leading and musical form. The evolution and influence of diatonic and chromatic music of the past on the development of contemporary jazz will be explicitly described in lectures and tutorials.

Contact hours are 2 hours (lecture/tutorial) for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT104 THEORY 2: DIATONICISM
Assessment: Assessment: Analysis and Harmony Assignment 40% Written Exam (Closed Book) - 90min 60%

MUT207 AURAL 3 3.0

Aural 3 is the third subject in the four subject aural skills sequence. Students will apply their knowledge in practice through completion of aural analysis tasks designed to help students internalise musical elements comprising those musical styles. Students will develop more extensive transcription abilities, consolidate their knowledge of harmonic practice, and acquire more comprehensive vocabulary for use in musical analysis. Students will further develop their aural skills, including notating, aurally recognising and performing rhythmic progressions, intervals, scales, chords, chord modifications and inversions and chord progressions. Particular attention will be paid to developing students' confidence and independence in transcribing and performing melodies, rhythms and chord progressions specifically derived from the Romantic and Impressionistic music repertoire. Students will further explore diatonic and non-diatonic melodies, complex rhythms in compound and odd meters, chromaticism and non-triadic chord structures. Various group and individual in-class activities and out-of-class exercises using aural training software will develop the skills required for students to complete full transcriptions of musical works.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT108 AURAL 2
Assessment: Viva Voce exam 1 (5 min) 30% Viva Voce exam 2 (5 min) 30% Written aural exam (50 min) 40%

MUT205 HISTORY 2 3.0

History and Analysis 2 is the second in the sequence of three history and analysis subjects. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of a portion of the history of Western Music, from the middle ages to Romanticism. Particular attention will be paid to outlining the connections between the development of music and other arts as wells as socio-economic, cultural and technological changes in society. Students will analyse musical works of prominent composers from artistic, cultural and technical perspectives. Connections between previously learned styles of music and modern music practices will be emphasised and used to further contextualise the study of harmony and fundamental aural perception. In this subject, students will further develop their ability to investigate music, and review musicological writings, and use this knowledge to inform their musical experiences.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT105 HISTORY 1
Assessment: Analysis essay (1000 words) 40% Listening review (500 words) 30% Written and listening exam (60 mins) 30%

MUT204 THEORY 4: ARRANGING 3.0

This is the fourth in a sequence of six music theory subjects. Delivered as a one-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial, conducted in a computer laboratory. Each computer work station is equipped with a MIDI keyboard, music notation and music sequencing programs. The theoretical and aesthetic principles presented in lectures are aurally reinforced through practical harmony exercises in tutorials, through which students will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles of arranging for various ensembles. This subject focuses on the practical applications of the voice leading techniques and harmonic practices studied in Theory 1, Theory 2 and Theory 3. Students will analyse, compose and arrange jazz harmony exercises for ensembles in two to five parts. Students will present their arrangements in a music notation program; and they will realise their exercises/compositions by singing, playing and/or using MIDI, which will reinforce their aural training and encourage development of their 'mind's ear'.

Contact hours are 2 hours (lecture/tutorial) for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT203 THEORY 3: JAZZ HARMONY
Assessment: Assessment: Arranging Assignment - 1 (equivalent to 750 words) 50% - Witten Exam (closed book) (equivalent to 1000 words) 50%

MUT206 HISTORY 3 3.0

History and Analysis 3 is the final in the sequence of three history and analysis subjects. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge of Romantic, 20th Century, and the current trends in music around the globe, and analyse selected practitioners' works in depth. Various musical traditions and their influence on contemporary music will be studied. Particular attention will be paid to outlining the connections between the development of music styles, genres, instruments and the cultural aspects of given societies. Through the study of world music and recent trends, students will expand their appreciation of the diversity of aesthetic expression. The connections between previously learned styles of music and modern music practices will be emphasised and used to further contextualise the study of harmony and fundamental aural perception. In this subject students will develop the ability to research and analyse music, review and evaluate musicological and ethno-musicological writings, and use this knowledge to inform their musical experiences.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT205 HISTORY 2
Assessment: Assessment 1:Essay 1: Music of the Classical Period. 33.3% Assessment 2: Essay 2: Music of the 19th Century. 33.3% Assessment 3: Essay 3: Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. 33.3%

MUT141 FORUM 1 3.0

The weekly forum provides an opportunity for students to interact with their peers, as well as other students
from the department in an open and flexible format. Industry Partakers and Professionals present perform and
discuss their work, experience and industry involvement with students on a weekly basis.
This gives the class opportunities to become encouraged in their endeavours and gain real-life industry
knowledge to apply to their own learning and growth in music and sound related fields. Invited industry
personnel will be engaging with students in discussions and questionnaires to add to their expanding skills and
knowledge of sound and music. Students will be required to review these sessions to demonstration an
understanding of roles, concepts and application of different areas of the industry.

Contact hours are 2 hours per week for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Cumulative assessment: 8 x Review of the Forum (online delivery 200 words) 100% (8.3% each)

MUT142 FORUM 2 3.0

The weekly forum provides an opportunity for students to interact with their peers, as well as other students
from the department in an open and flexible format. Industry Partakers and Professionals present perform and
discuss their work, experience and industry involvement with students on a weekly basis.

This gives the class opportunities to become encouraged in their endeavours and gain real-life industry
knowledge to apply to their own learning and growth in music and sound related fields. Invited industry
personnel will be engaging with students in discussions and questionnaires to add to their expanding skills and
knowledge of sound and music. Students will be required to review these sessions to demonstration an
understanding of roles, concepts and application of different areas of the industry.

Contact hours are 2 hours each week for 12 weeks.  
Prerequisites: MUT141
Assessment: Assessment 1 - Cumulative assessment: 6 x Review of the Forum (online delivery 200 words) 70% Assessment 2 - Self reflection. 600 word reflection on how students approach to their own craft has changed over the course of the semester. 30%

Year 3 Core

Code

Title

Points

MUT307 MUSIC BUSINESS 1 3.0

This is the first of two subjects designed to give graduates a broad overview of the function of the music business, domestically and internationally.
Music Business 1 focuses on copyright, publishing and business management. This subject introduces students to copyright ownership and exploitation, the role of publishers and copyright collection societies. Students will examine in detail the roles of managers, booking agents and record companies in the exploitation of artists and their works. During this subject students will be introduced to the basics of business planning and organisation, business management and administration, contracts, music licensing and various associated rights in the music industry. Students will acquire knowledge and skills required to operate successfully in the music industry. Students will investigate and meet music industry standards with reference to business and administrative criteria.

Contact hours are 2 hour lecture for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Industry Standard Biography & Concise 2 Page Promotional Plan 20% Assessment 2: Draft your own engagement agreement and PERFORMERS create a stage plot for your preferred version of your production. AUDIO engineers creates an operations manual.40% Assessment 3: Business Feasibility Study (1000 words) 40%

MUT305 AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH SEMINAR 1 3.0

In Aesthetics and Research Seminar 1, various philosophies of aestheticism and a variety of music research methodologies will be explored. The influence of culture on the perception and interpretation of music, and the role of musical structure on aesthetics will be investigated. Topics for investigation will include the notions of music being intrinsically aesthetic; the notions of banality and cliche in reference to musical and artistic sentimentality; emotional expression in music; and notions of the intrinsic value of music. The differences and applications of quantitative and qualitative research will be explored. Various modes for interpreting and presenting research data will be investigated. You will acquire collaborative and individual investigative skills in preparation of group research projects.

Contact hours are 2 hour lecture for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: 'Questions' Journal for class sessions 20% Essay draft, including Topic development, list of sources and Formal Outline (750 words) 30% Aesthetics Research Project - Final Essay (1250 words) 50%

MUT303 THEORY 5: CHROMATICISM 3.0

This is the fifth in a sequence of six music theory subjects. It is delivered as a one hour lecture and a one hour tutorial. The latter is conducted in a computer laboratory. Each computer work station is equipped with a MIDI keyboard, music notation and music sequencing programs. The theoretical and aesthetic principles presented in lectures are aurally reinforced through practical harmony exercises in tutorials, through which students will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles of chromatic harmony, voice leading and musical form. Students will realise their exercises and compositions by singing, playing and/or using MIDI, which will reinforce their aural training and encourage development of their 'mind's ear'. students will acquire a strong foundation in the elements of music that shaped the music of the late Classical, Romantic, and, to some extent, the Impressionistic eras. Through harmonisation exercises and harmonic analyses, students will acquire an understanding of how tonicisation, modal mixture and chromatically altered chords can affect modulations to distantly related keys.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT204 THEORY 4: ARRANGING
Assessment: In class assessable analysis 1 25% In class assessable analysis 2 25% Written Exam (closed book) 120 min 50%

MUT304 THEORY 6: BEYOND TONALITY 3.0

This is the final in a sequence of six music theory units. Delivered as a one-hour lecture, and one-hour tutorial, which is conducted in a computer laboratory, where each computer work station is equipped with a MIDI keyboard, music notation and music sequencing programs. The theoretical and aesthetic principles presented in lectures are aurally reinforced through practical harmony exercises in tutorials, through which students will acquire a thorough understanding of the principles of post-tonal harmony, voice leading and musical form. This subject focuses on seminal post-tonal theories, the associated repertoire, and the aesthetic principles underlying musical trends in the art-music genres of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This subject draws on knowledge and skills acquired through the previous five theory subjects. The notions of consonance and dissonance will be shown to be relative concepts. In addition, techniques that are not overtly utilised in mainstream popular music, but have been utilised by experimental jazz artists and creators of music that exists at the fringes of popular culture, will be explored. The evolution and influence of non-tonal practices and experimental music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries on the development of recent music will be explicitly described in lectures and tutorials.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT303 THEORY 5: CHROMATICISM
Assessment: Harmony Exercises, equivalent to 1000 words 40% Analysis and Harmony Assignment, equivalent to 750 words 30% Written and Listening Exam - 45min 30%

MUT308 MUSIC BUSINESS 2 3.0

This is the second of two subjects designed to give graduates a broad overview of the function of the music business, domestically and internationally.
The business component will investigate the key elements of entrepreneurial thinking and business creation as well as the current climate of the music industry so that students can apply entrepreneurial thinking to their own prospective music industry careers. Students will compile individual and group work portfolios that may include self-promotional materials, business pitches, group CD production, product launch and online e-commerce projects. Guidance in project management, business, strategic and financial planning will facilitate the research projects to be undertaken. Emphasis will be placed on implementing and marketing ideas developed during the semester. Students will gain practical experience in the music industry in a variety of situations through the delivery of a specific project working as team members.

Contact hours are 2 hour lecture for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT307 MUSIC BUSINESS 1
Assessment: Assessment 1: Sales pitch presentation Week 13 - October 26 20% Assessment 2: Marketing Plan Week 14- November 2 60% Assessment 3: Exam - Covering marketing theories, key terms and concepts. Exam Period 20%

MUT306 AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH SEMINAR 2 3.0

Aesthetics and Research Seminar 2 will challenge you to evaluate the place and function of music and arts in Australian society. Various philosophies of aestheticism and a variety of advanced music research methodologies will be explored. The influence of culture, particularly the Australian culture on the perception and interpretation of music, and the role of musical structure on aesthetics will be investigated. The differences and applications of quantitative and qualitative research will be utilised and various modes for interpreting and presenting research data will be investigated. You will further develop your collaborative and individual investigative skills culminating in the preparation of a major individual research project.

Contact hours are 2 hour lecture for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT305 AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH SEMINAR 1
Assessment: Essay questions 50% Final essay 40% Attendance and participation 10%

Electives

Code

Title

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MUT251 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 3 3.0

Through performing in ensembles, students acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in music performance, which complement and broaden the knowledge that they receive through their specialised disciplines. Ideally, students will take the same subject/ensemble for a full academic year, ensuring consistency and stability of performance groups. Students may elect to concentrate on an instrument that is not their primary focus (guitar workshop, string workshop, percussion workshop or keyboard workshop), or to participate in an ensemble that augments their study on their primary instrument (mixed ensemble, choir, or jazz ensemble).
At the intermediate level, it is expected that students will continue to develop skills learned in the introductory subjects.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT152 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 2
Assessment: Ongoing Assessment Tasks 40% Mid Semester Performance Assessment 30% Final Performance Assessment 30%

MUT252 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 4 3.0

Through performing in ensembles, students acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in music performance, which complement and broaden the knowledge that they receive through their specialised disciplines. Ideally, students will take the same subject/ensemble for a full academic year, ensuring consistency and stability of performance groups. Students may elect to concentrate on an instrument that is not their primary focus (guitar workshop, string workshop, percussion workshop or keyboard workshop), or to participate in an ensemble that augments their study on their primary instrument (mixed ensemble, choir, or jazz ensemble).
At the intermediate level, it is expected that students will continue to develop skills learned in the introductory subjects.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT251 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 3
Assessment: Attendance/Participation 30% Mid Semester Assessment 30% End-of-semester Performance 40%

MUT257 SONGWRITING 3 3.0

Songwriting 3 is the third in a sequence of four Songwriting subjects. Melody, harmony, lyric, form, groove and style or character are explored with increasing sophistication in these subjects. The focus of Songwriting 3 is feel, groove, mood, style, character and archetype.

This subject includes four basic components: 1) independent composition, 2) collaborative composition, 3) presentation/publishing, and 4) performance. The term 'publishing' is used loosely in the context of this subject, focussing on contemporary technology, and meaning the issuing of one or more copies. Performance may take many forms, and includes ‘reach out’ events in the community in which the course operates.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT124

MUT258 SONGWRITING 4 3.0

Songwriting 4 is the final in a sequence of four Songwriting subjects. Melody, harmony, lyric, form, groove and style or character are explored with increasing sophistication in these subjects. The focus of Songwriting 4 is advanced Logic Audio Pro techniques, particularly as applied to effective song crafting and demo-ing. Students will develop their abilities to edit and refine songs and to use Logic Pro for song creation, manipulation and arrangement.

This subject includes four basic components: 1) independent composition, 2) collaborative composition, 3) presentation/publishing, and 4) performance. The term 'publishing' is used loosely in the context of this subject, focusing on contemporary technology and meaning the issuing of one or more copies. Performance may take many forms and includes ‘reach out’ events in the community in which the course operates.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT257
Assessment: Assessment 1: Original Song Stereo Recording 20% Assessment 2: Original Song Logic Pro Session 30% Assessment 3: Songwriting Collaboration composition 30% Assessment 4: Published or Performed Original Song 20%

MUT381 STUDIO TEACHING 1 3.0

Studio Teaching 1 aims to provide students with the basic principles and practical applications of teaching the beginning instrumental or voice student in the studio setting. Through the study of learning theories and perspectives in pedagogical approaches, students will develop a foundation for teaching beginning instrumental or vocal students. Students will analyse curriculum design and implementation to engender a musically creative and expressive teaching and learning environment. The study of interpersonal and communication skills in relation to effective teaching practices will enable students to create positive teacher-student relationships. At the completion of the unit, students will have created lesson plans, repertoire lists, strategies for overcoming common technical issues, and a pedagogical toolbox to draw upon when commencing teaching.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Presentation: 5-minute lesson - 'Introduction to rhythm reading'. 20% Two lesson observation reports 20% Pedagogy Portfolio: The Beginning Student 60%

MUT382 STUDIO TEACHING 2 3.0

Building on concepts learned in Studio Teaching 1, students will undertake lesson observations and a teaching practicum of five lessons. Ongoing reflection and refinement in their practicum teaching will enable students to develop personal philosophies as a basis for their pedagogical approach. Students will undertake a survey of teaching methods related to their instrument and examine recent pedagogical research, including strategies for motivating students. Music examination curricula, with a focus on VCE Music Performance, will provide students with knowledge and skills required to satisfy these assessment requirements. The responsibilities, processes and logistics for setting up a studio will be investigated, culminating in the creation of a music studio plan. At the completion of this unit, students will be prepared to commence teaching in their studio or in a school setting, with a collection of pedagogical tools and ideas to teach a diverse range of learners. The importance of undertaking ongoing professional learning will be reinforced through the various learning tasks in this unit.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks. 

Prerequisites: MUT381 STUDIO TEACHING 1
Assessment: VCE Music Assignment, recital preparation and technical SAC preparation 45% Lesson Video:a)Lesson plan, b) Lesson video: 30 minutes, and c) lesson reflection 55%


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