Specialisation

Major - Musicology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1114.1

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


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1655.7 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
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1655.9 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)
1706.3 Bachelor of Arts
1706.4 Bachelor of Arts
1708.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)
1708.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)
1808.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1808.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1818.2 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
1818.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
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1822.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars
1822.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars
1842.1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative Industries
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6005.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
6005.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
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6019.2 Diploma in Arts/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 Musicology major provides students from outside the Music program with an introduction to the history of Western classical music, and popular and classical musics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It offers perspectives on modernism, postmodernism and post-postmodernism, and incorporates social, political and philosophical critiques of music.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Year 1

Autumn session

102546 Western Art Music History

Choose one of

102558 Music Production
102564 Music Theory Fundamentals

Spring session

102547 Popular Music Histories

Year 2

Summer session

102281 Popular Music Communities

Autumn session

102762 World Music

Spring session

102551 Music, Culture and Discourse

Year 3

Autumn session

102429 Music Careers Research

Spring session

102573 Music and Critical Thought

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

101523 - Cultural Paradigms and Music

101526 - Introduction to Sound Technologies

101528 - Modes and Codes in Music Production

101742 - Music and Philosophy

102427 - Western Art Music 1

102428 - Western Art Music 2

The Specialisation unit listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102552 - The Politics of Australian Music



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