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ECA310 - Discovering Music A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:D Joseph
Campus contact:

D Joseph (Burwood (Melbourne))

F Phillips (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.


It is an expectation that students undertake at least 2hours of self directed instrument practice per week.  Students to provide own instrument for practice.


This unit is designed to introduce students to practical music making and music literacy skills. Students will develop and increase their knowledge and understanding of music theory and notation, aural perception skills as well as melodic and harmonic writing. Dependent on availability of staff, students will undertake a semester of practical skills in either keyboard or guitar. Students will also study percussion performance using both tuned and un-tuned instruments. Students will undertake a study of the elements of music and their organisation through a repertoire of non-Western music. Students at Burwood (Melbourne) will undertake a study of African music and culture, and those at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) will study Aboriginal music and culture.


20% Theory

30% Practical

50% Project/assignment

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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