• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code PERF-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Most BMus students will take a major or minor in Performance. These courses allow students to refine their skills in the understanding, interpretation and execution of solo and ensemble performance. Students may elect to specialise in a particular genre - classical, jazz, contemporary or folk and world musics - or combine genres. In addition to classes, masterclasses, rehearsals and workshops at the ANU School of Music, Performance students have access to weekly individual instrumental lessons with a teacher (or equivalent summer schools or intensive external tuition). Access to Performance courses is by audition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1.  Understand a wide range of compositional, arranging and sound design issues in aesthetic and technical terms;
  2. Analyse a diverse range of music using a number of relevant theories and methods;
  3. Create and present compositions, arrangements, and/or sound designs of a highly proficient standard utilising appropriate notation, instrumentation, orchestration, and/or recording techniques, in one or more styles and at least two genres; and
  4. Communicate clearly the creative decisions made in the course of composing, arranging and sound design and how these relate to relevant historical traditions or precedents.

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

36 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
MUSI1101 Music Performance 1 6
MUSI1102 Music Performance 2 6
MUSI2201 Music Performance 3 6
MUSI2202 Music Performance 4 6
MUSI3301 Music Performance 5 6
MUSI3302 Music Performance 6 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A 6
MUSI2205 Music Project 6
MUSI2209 Music Recording and Production Techniques 6
MUSI2221 Music Ensemble Extension 6
MUSI3309 Music and Digital Media 6
MUSI3312 Music Business, Management and Law 6
MUSI3316 Historically Informed Performance in Theory and Practice 6
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