Practical Music 2A

Unit code: ACO2011 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson


This unit develops technical, interpretive and self-evaluation skills in music practice. Students are assisted in evaluating their technical, interpretative and improvisation skills. Students are instructed in a range of underpinning theoretical knowledge in general musicianship. Students are assisted in investigating and understanding musicological concepts relating to musical repertoire and performance. Students are guided in setting goals, strategies, exercises and practice routines. The primary focus of the unit is the creation and preparation of a program of musical works to present intermediate technical, improvisational and interpretive challenges.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Plan and produce a program of musical works;
  2. Collaborate effectively within group contexts;
  3. Develop and maintain a written practice journal;
  4. Exhibit intermediate theoretical, interpretative skills and overall musicianship; and
  5. Articulate relevant musicological concepts in relation to music production activities.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 25%
Applied theory and aural exercises
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 25%
Evaluation of musicological issues using a range of media
Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 25%
Demonstrate professional standards in studio practice
Assessment type: Performance
Grade: 25%
Group and solo musical performance

Required reading

There are no required readings for this unit. Learning materials will be provided by the lecturer.

As part of a course

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