Specialisation

Sub-major - Music for Secondary Teaching

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1083.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing 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)
1823.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.2 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)

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 Secondary Teaching, 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 and western art music, including Australian music, compositional techniques, and music performance studies. This specialisation in music assumes a working knowledge of music notation theory and performance units are by audition. The music units are only available at the Penrith campus.


Location

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

Sub-major Structure

Please note that from 2020 a sub-major in Music for Secondary Teaching no longer meets NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements to qualify students to teach music in secondary schools. The successful completion of the major M1130 Music for Secondary Teaching meets NESA requirements and successful completion of this major will qualify students to teach music in secondary schools.

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

Choose one of

102546 Western Art Music History
102547 Popular Music Histories

Then, choose one of

102564 Music Theory Fundamentals
102565 Songwriting and Music Theory
102548 Composition and Creativity

Then, complete the following 20 credit points

102555 Music Group Performance
101539 The Composer-Performer

Equivalent Specialisation Units

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

101427 - Western Art Music 1

102428 - Western Art Music 2

101520 - Basic Composition, Craft and Theory

101522 - Composition, Craft and Theory

101530 - Music Composition: Concepts and Creativity

101521 - Collaboration and Live Music Performance



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