• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Musicology
  • Minor code MUSY-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Musicology minor gives students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the cultural, historical, theoretical, and analytical situation of music across a variety of cultures and historical periods. Students complete two courses which introduce the notion of inquiry-based musical scholarship. The two Writing About Music courses provide a broad understanding of styles of music writing (such as music criticism), key theoretical and methodological skills, and an introduction to  the study of key types of research documents, culminating in the writing of a research project using resources in one of Canberra's cultural institutions.

Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the languages, forms, materials, and techniques of a range of musics;
    2. Develop and evaluate musical, cultural, and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively, and through engaging with genuine scholarship and research;
    3. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with music and the arts in modes suited to a range of audiences, informed by inquiry and scholarship;
    4. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply local and, international perspectives to practice in music.

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    This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

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

    Code Title Units
      MUSI 1109: Music from 1900 to the Present
    MUSI1113 Introduction to Ethnomusicology 6
    MUSI2211 Writing about Music 1: Styles and Theories 6
    MUSI3313 Writing about Music 2: Sources and Methods 6
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