Specialisation

Major - Music Performance

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1115.1

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


Related Courses

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1651.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
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)
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1808.3 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Science
1818.2 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
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6019.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)
6019.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Music Performance major provides students with the opportunity to develop their professional and creative potential in making and appreciating a range of different kinds of music. Students will gain practical experience in performance as a soloist and in groups, and through improvising and collaborating.


Location

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

Major Structure

Special Requirement

Students undertaking this major will be selected by one of three methods:

1. Attain an HSC Music result in band 4 or above. No audition is required.

2. Hold the following AMEB or equivalent (e.g. Trinity College) qualification:

  • a. PASS standard (minimum) of 6th Grade Performance (instrument or voice) AND
  • b. PASS standard (minimum) of 4th Grade musicianship and/or theory.

No audition is required.

3. Attend an audition in person as a performer and/or composer. Applicants applying as a composer will need to bring recordings and/or scores of original compositions to the audition. After applying to UAC or Directly to Western applicants are required to book an audition online.

Online audition booking system

If not auditioning, applicants will need to upload their supporting documentation (e.g. AMEB certificates demonstrating level of achievement in performance and musicianship and/or music theory).

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Please note: Students will complete one of these two units only - 102564 Music Theory Fundamentals or 102770 Music Theory and Songwriting.

Year 1

Autumn session

102553 Music Performance 1
102564 Music Theory Fundamentals

Spring session

102554 Music Performance 2
102770 Music Theory and Songwriting

Year 2

Autumn session

102555 Music Group Performance

Spring session

101539 The Composer-Performer

Year 3

Autumn session

102758 Interactive Electronic Media and Performance

Spring session

102557 Repertoire and Identity in Performance
102767 Applied Professional Music Contexts

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

101524 - Free and Notated Music Performance

101525 - Introduction to Music Performance

101533 - Music Performance: Repertoire and Identity

101535 - Sound and Performance: Expanded Practice

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

102556 - Expanded Music Performance

102430 - Professional Music Project

102565 - Songwriting and Music Theory



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