School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Music, Culture and DiscourseWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102551.1

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101134 - Contemporary Arts: Music (Histories), 101523 - Cultural Paradigms and Music, 102858 - Musicology as a Professional Practice

About this Unit
In 2022 this unit replaced by 102858 - Musicology as a Professional Practice. This unit builds a critical theoretical foundation for music while preparing students for more advanced musicological studies. It examines cultural theories, focusing on theories of authorship, identity, discourse, corporeality, aesthetics, and power, and their relationship to music. It explores the intersection of music with technology, considers how musical taste is formed, and looks at the ways in which institutional practices shape music and musicians. It considers the relationships to music of the overarching paradigms of humanism and post-humanism, liberalism and neo-liberalism, and modernism and postmodernism. Completing this unit will teach students how to critically evaluate music, to recognise how power functions in music’s historical narratives, and to question the assumptions on which these narratives are based. It provides students with a broadly informed view of current issues in contemporary music practice.

1659.4Bachelor of MusicCONTINUING
1738.2Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING

Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |