Popular Music Studies

Unit set code: AMIPOP | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Discipline Minor
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Popular Music studies is a dynamic suite of units in musicology and music cognition with great relevance for contemporary arts and culture. Students studying this minor explore the fundamental question "why is music in our lives?". Students recognise and reflect on key concepts of musicological theory including social, cultural, and ethical issues, and apply local and international perspectives to practice in the discipline of music. In addition, students gain an insight into their own physical, intellectual and emotional responses to music. While this minor fosters emerging musicians, it does not require students to have any background in instrumental practice.

Unit set structure

For a minor study students must complete 48 credit points of study comprising:

48 credit points (4) Specialist Area units

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