• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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In this course, students will be introduced to the roles and responsibilities of being a studio music teacher over a broad range of studio music teaching practices. Topics covered will include basic business and contract law, accountancy, and management skills, copyright, digital media, and intellectual property.  Students will have the opportunity to research and plan business and teaching strategies as might apply to their own instrument or voice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon success completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Understand practical and theoretical issues in the business of running a music teaching studio.

2. independently critique these theoretical perspectives, and apply practical knowledge, to a number of specific musical case studies

3. compile a portfolio of music business and arts management documents - CV, promotional materials, business case, risk assessment

4. demonstrate research, analysis, discussion, and writing skills through written assessment tasks 

Indicative Assessment

1. Written project (3000 words) (60%), [Learning Outcomes 1,2,4]

2. Business portfolio (2000 words - compiled of several documents such as CV, promotional materials, business case, risk assessment) (40%), [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4] 

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This course is designed to require the equivalent of 10 hours per week of student time, including 39 contact hours per Semester made up of 26 hours of lectures and 13 hours of observations and tutorials, or equivalent.

Prescribed Texts

Reading to be assigned on library e-brick.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1470
2014 $2484
2013 $2478
2012 $2358
2011 $2310
2010 $2250
2009 $2178
2008 $2178
2007 $2178
2006 $2178
2005 $2178
2004 $1836
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3252
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9036 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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