- Code MUSI2218
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course will introduce students to the theoretical foundations and historical and critical significance of the key discourses via which we have come to understand how music creates and conveys meaning: music aesthetics, music semiotics, and music aesthetics. Western, non-Western and intercultural traditions are considered from common starting-points: music as structured sound; music as a psychoacoustic phenomenon; music and the body; music and identity, music and other arts. The course develops the student’s ability to formulate ideas about music informed by these fields
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Interpret musical practice as a communicative act within a variety of contexts
- Describe some of the fundamental concepts of music aesthetics, music semiotics, and music analysis.
- Research and document musical topics related to these fields using a wide range of sources
- Reflect, analyse, and critically evaluate musical issues
- Communicate about music using written, visual, oral and multimedia forms
- Two listening Tests (one hour each) (15% each) [learning outcomes 1-2]
- Essay Plan (plus bibliography) (1200 words) (30%) [learning outcomes 1-5]
- Essay (3000 words) (40%) [learning outcomes 1-5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a)39 hours of contact:
1. 26 hours of lectures (typically one per week)
2. 13 hours of tutorials or online equivalent
b) 91 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
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- 6 units
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