Are you looking for a career in the music industry working as a performer, songwriter, studio musician, producer, composer, band member or music teacher? Then this performance course is for you. Box Hill Institute will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions.

The Bachelor of Applied Music: Performance is specifically designed to support emerging musicians build a bridge between creativity, musicianship and industry via our expert educators, and world class facilities.

You will be mentored by highly-skilled and successful musicians in an environment that supports and encourages you to attain industry-ready skills. This is done by creating real-life artistic experiences in a supportive environment, where you will learn to apply skills and develop business vision so you graduate ready to thrive in industry.

The Music Performance students work collaboratively with Music Business, Production and Composition students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent-rich environment, and there are many examples of successful careers already underway before graduation.

Real-life industry experiences and facilities include:

  • access to our studio facility including Sing Sing East.
  • weekly one-on-one lessons
  • real gigs in front of live audiences
  • perform in a 200+ capacity live venue
  • world class writing and production suites
  • access to our internationally-renowned Artist in Residence programs
  • on campus record label Tremorverse Record
  • produce your own creative portfolio
  • choose from a range of electives to broaden your expertise
  • collaboration with Audio, Composition and Music Business students in our world-class facilities
  • be empowered to apply practical and theoretical aspects of music to real creative projects
  • access to our Analogue Synth Collection
  • study with like-minded creatives and expand your industry network
  • learn from industry professionals
  • music business training
  • FEE-HELP available for eligible students (no upfront fees)

“You just play music, and it’s a really positive experience getting to do what you love. You learn how to play at gigs and perform to the calibre that you need to when you leave the course. It’s such a good platform to establish yourself in the industry. Getting used to being in a studio and recording – it’s pretty incredible!” Ruby Moxey-Fithall – 3rd Year student

Free Online Music Theory MOOC Course (BHMT)
This Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) program is designed to assist those wishing to develop their music theory skills as a musician and also to prepare for entrance tests for accredited music courses. For more information check out Online Music Theory Studies.

Course admission profile




Course Code BAMP3
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251372;
CRICOS Code 085406G
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:

  • completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass
  • evidence of music ability in the form of live audition (if possible), Skype audition, online link (e.g. YouTube link), DVD
  • 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

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

Mode of delivery is face to face and online.

Box Hill

APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY

Applicants with higher education are those who have completed some or all of a higher education course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  This includes study undertaken by applicants at either non-university higher education providers or university some time ago or recently, such as applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute.

Applicants with higher education need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY

Applicants with VET study are those who have completed some or all of a VET course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider and applicants who have other qualifications such as Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Applicants with VET study need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

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 the proposed higher education field of study.

Applicants with work and life experience need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

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.

Applicants with recent secondary education must 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 music subjects), and be able to demonstrate aptitude in music performance.

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for study our Masters of Music (Contemporary Practice) course.

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 have:

  • applied technical and theoretical knowledge to creativity, with deep understanding of the underlying principles and concepts needed to allow them to work in the music industry as performers, composers, recording artists and instrumental teachers
  • demonstrated cognitive skills to critically engage with the core body of theoretical and practical musical knowledge to analyse, comprehend and synthesise new information and concepts through creative output. Students will exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • applied knowledge and skills in order to solve both routine and complex problems in the context of musical performances and academic output.

Graduates may find work in music performance, composition, studio employment, music education, music therapy (upon further study) broadcasting, and marketing.

  • 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 120 and 140 students.

Code

Title

Points

MUT101 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1 3.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. You will be challenged with a wide variety of more complex technical exercises on your principal instrument. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT102 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2 3.0

This subject is the third in a stream of six subjects. You will continue to receive individual instruction on your principal instrument from music industry experts, so as to develop your technical expertise on your chosen instrument, aesthetic decision-making skills in solo performance, as well as performance planning, presentation and evaluation skills. The broad expectations are that you present advanced performance skills with a focus on varied repertoire, appropriate stage presence, and personalised arrangements.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test, (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT103 THEORY 1: VOICE LEADING 3.0

This is the first in a sequence of six music theory
subjects. By undertaking harmony exercises and analysis of musical excerpts,
you will acquire an understanding of the interrelationship of melody, harmony,
dissonance, consonance, rhythm, motifs and your development of musical forms.
The evolution and influence of diatonic music on the development of contemporary
popular music and particularly of popular vocal music, will be explored in
lectures and tutorials. 

Prerequisites: None

MUT104 THEORY 2: DIATONICISM 3.0

This is the second in a sequence of six music theory
subjects. Through the study of diatonic harmony you will acquire a strong
foundation in the elements of music, and will advance on the introductory
concepts presented in MUT103 THEORY
1: VOICE LEADING. You explore modes, scales and structures applicable to
contemporary music, seventh chords, secondary dominant chords and relevant part
writing for contemporary music. Additionally, harmonic considerations and
formal structure of American popular song standards and the various genres
found in pop and rock music from the later part of the twentieth century will
be investigated.

Prerequisites: MUT103 THEORY 1: VOICE LEADING

MUT105 HISTORY 1 3.0

History and Analysis 1 is the first in the sequence of three
history subjects. You 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. You will analyse musical works of prominent composers from the
artistic, cultural and technical perspectives. You will be introduced to
investigation of music, and review of musicological writings, and use this
knowledge to inform your personal development as an artist.

Prerequisites: None

MUT107 AURAL 1 3.0

Aural 1 is the first in the sequence of four subjects
designed to develop your aural and music notation skills. You will learn to
aurally recognise and sing melodic and harmonic intervals within an octave;
major, minor and pentatonic scales, and diatonic chords. You will perform
prepared melodies, sight-sing and transcribe simple diatonic melodies. You will
perform prepared progressions, sight-read and transcribe rhythmic examples in
2/4, 3/4 and 4/4. You will also learn to sing, aurally recognise and notate
diatonic triads and inversions as well as various cadences.

Prerequisites: None

MUT108 AURAL 2 3.0

This is the fourth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge, and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By second year, you will lead your own ensembles in performance, with a view to articulating your personal connection to your favourite genres. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble Class: Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills (Ongoing Weeks) and
Final Performances 25%
Inprovisation task 1 (Melodic Minor turnaround) 10%
Improvisation Task 2: Transcription -Nature Boy 20%
Final Improvisation test: Round Midnight 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes) 25%

MUT109 KEYBOARD SKILLS 3.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to generate well-rounded contemporary music performance skills. You will begin to develop solo and group performance skills, and master an extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating musicianship throughout the semester 25%
Improvisation Test 1: 3 chord blues 20%
Improvisation Test 2: Transcription: Ella Hums The Blues 10%
Improvisation Test 3: Jazz Blues "Billie’s Bounce" 20%
Performances throughout the trimester. Details will vary depending on the ensemble 25%

MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to generate well-rounded contemporary music performance skills. You will begin to develop solo and group performance skills, and master an extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating musicianship throughout the semester 25%
Improvisation Test 1: 3 chord blues 20%
Improvisation Test 2: Transcription: Ella Hums The Blues 10%
Improvisation Test 3: Jazz Blues "Billie’s Bounce" 20%
Performances throughout the trimester. Details will vary depending on the ensemble 25%

MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will gradually develop solo and group performance skills and master an extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation Task 1: chord tones (10%)
Improvisation Task 2 (15%)
Improvisation Task 3 (25%)
Ensemble (25%)
Performance Platform Repertoire presentations (10 minutes) 25%

MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours of practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. You will be challenged with a wide variety of more complex technical exercises on your principal instrument. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT203 THEORY 3: JAZZ HARMONY 3.0

This elective subject explores the theory of creativity in a
digital environment. Several modes for making music with technologies will be
examined. These will include the use of the computer as a musical tool, the
computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical medium. Philosophical
issues surrounding the use of technologies in the creative process will be
studied to reveal productive approaches to the implementation of musical ideas.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to recognise the best ways to
approach digital technology in order to express musical ideas. 

Prerequisites: None

MUT204 THEORY 4: ARRANGING 3.0

This elective subject involves the practical application of
the theories of creativity in a digital environment that were studied in MUS335
AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES. You will undertake a number of group and
individual projects involving the creation of interactive sound installations. You
will utilise and design various technological interfaces in order to amplify your
musical ideas. Through these projects, you will acquire an understanding of
several modes for making music with technologies,  including the use of the computer as a musical
tool, the computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical
medium.

Prerequisites: MUS335 AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

MUT205 HISTORY 2 3.0

This subject is the first of a sequence of two, and is designed to equip you with the technological skills expected of those working at a professional level in the music industry today, and you will receive instruction and undertake exercises using the latest sequencing software. You will also be required to set up a web page, upload graphic (music notation) and audio files, and produce MIDI files. You will receive instruction on acoustics, the theory and practice of recording principles, microphone types and modes of operation, personal address systems, equalisation, mixing desks, digital audio theory, signal flow and effects for live performance. You will be required to edit sound waves and create digital multitrack recordings.

Contact hours are 2 hour class (part lecture/part tutorial) for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Remix assessment. Equivalent to 750 words 30%

MIDI and Sequencing Assignment, equivalent to 1250 words 70%

MUT206 HISTORY 3 3.0

This subject is the second in a sequence of two, and is designed to equip you with the technological skills expected of those working at a professional level in the music industry today. The skills and knowledge acquired in this subject are crucial to your success in other subjects. The subject will cover modules such as performance and presentation - especially when working with technology, multimedia, audio production and musical sequencing. The classes will be a combination of theory lessons, practical classes and tutorials.

Contact hours are 2 hour class (part lecture/part tutorial) for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT101 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1
Assessment: Use sequencing software to compose/arrange a piece of music. Using global tracks, advanced drum programming, instrument design, audio recording and editing, compression and eq, insert and send fx. 30%

In-class test 20%

Create a soundtrack for a short film using Audio recordings, MIDI sequencing, mixing techniques, and film synchronising concepts. Present musical work and hand in entire Logic project file in zip format 50%

MUT207 AURAL 3 3.0

This subject is the first of two in the stream of music production elective subjects, and the focus is on production principles using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will learn fundamental skills such as understanding of basic audio signal flow and gain structure, as applicable to analogue recording mediums. You will learn about the nature of sound and will be able to discuss this and other topics using correct terminology. Basic recording projects will be undertaken.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Signal Flow and Gain Structure Assignment (equivalent of 750 words) 30%
Microphone Polar Pattern Test (equivalent of 1000 words) 40%
Stereo Microphone Placement Assignment (equivalent to 750 words) 30%

MUT208 AURAL 4 3.0

This subject is the second of two in the stream of music production elective subjects. You will complete an entire multitrack recording and create a digital mix to a two track finished CD using Pro Tools. This will be achieved through a combination of class and independent work. External effects, overdubbing, dropping in techniques, compression and basic mastering will be studied. You will develop an understanding of microphone recording techniques in a studio setting. The correct positioning of microphones and the use of compression and gating for voice, guitar and drums will studied in theory and in practice.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT135 AUDIO CONTENT C1: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 1
Assessment: Multitrack Recording Assignment and, equivalent to 1250 words 50%
Log Book 50%

MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the third of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes) 25%
Improvisation Assessments (as assigned, will include transcription) equivalent of 1500 words 50%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fourth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge, and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By second year, you will lead your own ensembles in performance, with a view to articulating your personal connection to your favourite genres. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble Class: Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills (Ongoing Weeks) and
Final Performances 25%
Inprovisation task 1 (Melodic Minor turnaround) 10%
Improvisation Task 2: Transcription -Nature Boy 20%
Final Improvisation test: Round Midnight 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes) 25%

MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the third in a stream of six subjects. You will continue to receive individual instruction on your principal instrument from music industry experts, so as to develop your technical expertise on your chosen instrument, aesthetic decision-making skills in solo performance, as well as performance planning, presentation and evaluation skills. The broad expectations are that you present advanced performance skills with a focus on varied repertoire, appropriate stage presence, and personalised arrangements.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test, (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the fourth in a stream of six subjects. You will develop varied repertoire, personalised arrangements, and appropriate stage presence in performance on your principal study instrument. You will have a variety of opportunities to perform in front of an audience, and the weekly forum provides an opportunity to interact with your peers, and learn from industry leaders.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT303 THEORY 5: CHROMATICISM 3.0

Electronic Music History 1 is the first of two in the stream of elective subjects focussed on electronic music and interactive computer music systems. Contemporary electronic and electroacoustic music has a history of more than a century. The focus of this subject is the development of pre-digital electronic music. Examples of electroacoustic music, principal practitioners, and the technologies and influences on this music will be analysed. You will learn a variety of philosophies and genres within electroacoustic music. You will learn to recognise different artists and your works. Movements such as Musique Concrete, Elektronische Musik, Futurism, and soundscape composition will be examined.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Individual Class Oral Presentations on selected topics (10 minutes, equivalent of 500 words) 20%
Essay (500 words) 20%
Written (60 minutes) and Listening Exam (30 minutes) 60%

MUT304 THEORY 6: BEYOND TONALITY 3.0

Electronic Music History 2 is the second two subjects focussed on electronic music and interactive computer music systems. The focus of this subject is the development of digital electronic music. Examples of electroacoustic music, principal practitioners, the technologies and influences on this music will be analysed. You will learn to recognise different artists and their works. Recent developments in electroacoustic music will be examined. Synthesisers, drum machines, off-the-shelf electronic musical gear, sampling and electronica will be examined to reveal the impact on the development of electroacoustic music. Recently composed seminal works will be studied and analysed with a view to revealing the compositional and technological processes.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT133 AUDIO B1: ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY
Assessment: Essay on synthesis: choose a synthesis method and write about how the technique was developed, how it works, and discuss a notable musical piece written using this technique. 750 words 30%
8-bit song - chip tune: create a musical piece using very strict guidelines to emulate the conditions of an 8-bit computer. Present the piece in class. Equivalent of 750 words 30%
Exam (Written and Listening) 1hr 40%

MUT305 AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH SEMINAR 1 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%

MUT306 AESTHETICS AND RESEARCH SEMINAR 2 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%

MUT307 MUSIC BUSINESS 1 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%

MUT308 MUSIC BUSINESS 2 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%

MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo or group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By third year, you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will also apply skills learnt in prior semesters to current situations. Additionally, you will reflect on and evaluate your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation 20%
Verbal Feedback on Improvisations in class 20%
Weekly Diary of Reactions to the week's class on Student Web. 10%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%
Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes). 25%

MUT312 PERFORMANCE B6: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive personalised repertoire. By the end of third year you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will be developing improvisational skills to handle advanced playing situations. Additionally, you will be reflecting and evaluating your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: 20 - 30 minute Ensemble Performance, with written work plan 25%
Improvisation tasks on prescribed tunes 30%
Transcription Assignment, equivalent of 500 words 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT314 PERFORMANCE B6: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT123 COMPOSITION CONTENT B1: SONGWRITING 1 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%

MUT124 COMPOSITION CONTENT B2: SONGWRITING 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%

MUT125 COMPOSITION CONTENT A1: FILMSCORING 1 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).

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Mid-semester performance assessment (15 minutes) 30%
Ongoing assessment tasks (may be written, or practical, or a combination) (equivalent to 500 words) 20%
End-of-semester performance (20 minutes) 50%

MUT126 COMPOSITION CONTENT A2: FILMSCORING 2 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).

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT151 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 1
Assessment: Attendance/Participation and weekly preparation 30%
Mid Semester Assessment 30%
End-of-semester Performance 40%

MUT135 AUDIO CONTENT C1: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 1 3.0

This subject is the first of two in the stream of music production elective subjects, and the focus is on production principles using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will learn fundamental skills such as understanding of basic audio signal flow and gain structure, as applicable to analogue recording mediums. You will learn about the nature of sound and will be able to discuss this and other topics using correct terminology. Basic recording projects will be undertaken.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Signal Flow and Gain Structure Assignment (equivalent of 750 words) 30%
Microphone Polar Pattern Test (equivalent of 1000 words) 40%
Stereo Microphone Placement Assignment (equivalent to 750 words) 30%

MUT136 AUDIO CONTENT C2:PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 2 3.0

This subject is the second of two in the stream of music production elective subjects. You will complete an entire multitrack recording and create a digital mix to a two track finished CD using Pro Tools. This will be achieved through a combination of class and independent work. External effects, overdubbing, dropping in techniques, compression and basic mastering will be studied. You will develop an understanding of microphone recording techniques in a studio setting. The correct positioning of microphones and the use of compression and gating for voice, guitar and drums will studied in theory and in practice.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT135 AUDIO CONTENT C1: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 1
Assessment: Multitrack Recording Assignment and, equivalent to 1250 words 50%
Log Book 50%

MUT151 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 1 3.0

Composition A1: Introduction to Film Scoring 1 is the first of six film and media subjects designed to equip students with the necessary introductory skills and knowledge required to identify, describe, compose and arrange music for film cues. Through the historical study and introduction to theoretical analysis of film music, students will develop an understanding of the aesthetic role and function of music in the film context. Students will consider film scores with reference to established compositional techniques and their applications in defined social, historical and commercial contexts. Using these aesthetic and musical concepts as the foundation, students will develop compositional skills pertinent to film music.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Essay on an historical aspect of music for film (1000 words) 40%
Analysis and Essay (1000 words) on use of music in assigned films 40%
Scoring Assignment, equivalent to 500 words 20%

MUT152 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 2 3.0

Composition A2: Introduction to film scoring II is the second of six film and media subjects designed to equip students with the necessary developing skills and knowledge required to identify, describe, compose and arrange music for film cues. Through the historical study and introduction to theoretical analysis of the various genres of post-1950s film music, students will further develop understanding of the aesthetic role and function of music in the film context. Students will consider film scores with reference to established compositional techniques and their applications in defined social, historical and commercial contexts. Using these aesthetic and musical concepts as the foundation, students will continue to develop compositional skills pertinent to film music.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites: MUT125 COMPOSITION CONTENT A1: FILMSCORING 1
Assessment: Class exercises 40%
Swinburne University collaboration or alternative - compose, edit and synchronise music to a short movie extract (equivalent 750 words) 60%

MUT251 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 3 3.0

This subject is the third of four in the stream of music production elective subjects using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will explore the processes used by various producers (1930s to present), and various concepts such as post production, printing effects, submixing, compressors and gates usage will be studied in detail. You will learn to position microphones appropriately for lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, and drums in a variety of simulated environments. Music Production will further build on concepts learned in the first year. Hybrid analogue and digital engineering will be studied in greater detail including tracking and mixing techniques. You will further develop an understanding of microphone recording techniques in a studio setting for instruments including voice, guitar and drums.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT136 AUDIO CONTENT C2: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 2
Assessment: Music Balance Assessment: practical assignment, equivalent to 1000 words 40%
Song Recording and Production Assessment, equivalent to 1500 words 60%

MUT252 INSTRUMENTAL STUDIES 4 3.0

This subject is the final of four in the stream of music production elective subjects using the industry-standard audio production platform, Pro Tools. You will investigate the processes used by specific producers. Production processes appropriate to various musical styles, concepts of post-production, printing effects, sub-mixing, compressors and gates usage will be studied in detail. You will extend your knowledge through class discussions and research, and apply your theoretical knowledge through practical exercises. During this class you will continue to improve your skills of recording, including positioning microphones appropriately for a variety of instruments.

Contact hours are 2 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT235 AUDIO CONTENT C3: PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES 3
Assessment: Class Presentation, oral (10 minutes) on production topic (recording) provided by teacher 20%
Mid-semester 'check in' on final production assignment, including brief oral presentation to class, equivalent of 500 words 20%
Production Assignment and Presentation (written and oral components, equivalent of 1500 words total) 60%

MUT381 STUDIO TEACHING 1 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%

MUT382 STUDIO TEACHING 2 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%


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