Sub-major - Music for Primary Teaching

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1082.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

1651.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.6 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
1651.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The sub-major, Music for Primary Teaching, offers students experience in composition, sound technology, performance and either research or community engagement. This specialisation in music is designed to facilitate the teaching of music in the primary classroom, in particular, to enhance skills in performing (singing, playing), listening and composing (organising sound) within a wide range of repertoire and situated in a theoretical context. The music units are only available at the Penrith campus.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal EnquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

Please note: All students should seek course advice from Music staff prior to enrolling in any units in this sub-major. Unit selection is dependent on the level of knowledge of music notation theory and the outcome of a performance audition. Several units in this sub-major have pre-requisite requirements which can be waived on a case-by-case basis, once the existing levels of applicable skills and knowledge have been assessed.

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

102555 Music Group Performance
102558 Music Production

Then, choose one of

102548 Composition and Creativity
102564 Music Theory Fundamentals
102770 Music Theory and Songwriting

And, choose one of

102767 Applied Professional Music Contexts
102429 Music Careers Research

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The specialisation units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these units in 2017 or earlier.

101520 - Basic Composition, Craft and Theory

101521 - Collaboration and Live Music Performance

101522 - Composition, Craft and Theory

101526 - Introduction to Sound Technologies

101530 - Music Composition: Concepts and Creativity

The specialisation units listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

102430 - Professional Music Project

102565 - Songwriting and Music Theory

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