Specialisation

Major - Music for Secondary Teaching

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1130.1

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


Related Courses

1652.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.6 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1652.8 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1823.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.4 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
6021.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6021.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6021.3 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The major, Music for Secondary Teaching, fulfils the NESA requirements to teach music in secondary schools. It offers students experience in composition, musicology (Western art music history) and performance. It covers a range of musical styles, periods and genres with a strong component of contemporary music and Western art music. An audition is a pre-requisite for the first performance unit, and entry into Songwriting and Music Theory assumes a working knowledge of music notation theory, assessable through a screening test. These music units are only available at the Penrith campus.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Clare Maclean

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 successfully complete 80 credit points as follows.

Year 1

Autumn

102546 Western Art Music History

Choose one of

102564 Music Theory Fundamentals
102770 Music Theory and Songwriting

Choose one of

102553 Music Performance 1
102554 Music Performance 2

Note: Students must sit a screening test prior to enrolling in unit 102770 - Music Theory and Songwriting or perform an audition prior to enrolling in units 102553 - Music Performance 1 or 102554 - Music Performance 2

Year 2

Autumn

102548 Composition and Creativity
102555 Music Group Performance

Year 3

Autumn

102758 Interactive Electronic Media and Performance

Choose one of

102429 Music Careers Research
102767 Applied Professional Music Contexts

Spring

102557 Repertoire and Identity in Performance


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