- Code MUSI2225
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Music
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Music
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Musicology, Music
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
The Australian Music Studies course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills required to actively engage with Australian music and its historical and contemporary cultural contexts. Students will analyse and critique a range of styles and genres that constitute Australian music using both sounding examples and contextual publications. Recurring images, narratives and signature musical traits and expressions will be examined and challenged in reference to how we sense our identity and place in Australian society today. This course focuses on the significance of an ongoing creation and articulation of Australian culture through our music.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse, critique and aurally identify the contribution of migrant peoples to the shaping of Australian music, from the colonial era to the present;
- identify and articulate (verbally and written form) the influences on our rock and pop music styles of the 1950s - 1970s, especially pertaining to Britain and the USA;
- examine and critique recurring images and narratives that exist within a range of Australian music styles, with reference to the congruous effects and tensions this symbolizes; and
- aurally recognise and theoretically analyse signature musical traits and expressions in a range of styles and genres that constitute Australian music.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Analysis/Essay, 2000 words (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral Presentation, 15 minutes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Examination, 2 hours (held during the formal examination period) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and,
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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