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Music Education Major

Code: MABUTW

Focuses on classroom music teaching.

Students have the option to complete a minor in instrumental music teaching and conducting/ensemble direction, and can also undertake electives in primary and early childhood music teaching. The major is offered in conjunction with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and students undertaking this major opt to specialise in either Classical, Jazz or Contemporary music. Under certain circumstances, students may undertake crossover units from other streams.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to complete a practical test on their chosen instrument, and complete a short aural/theory test. It is desirable that all applicants have Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Grade V level of performance, with equivalents considered.

Availability

Availability

Joondalup

Mount Lawley

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South West (Bunbury)

Online

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Major details

Structure

Structure

Content units educate students in the subject area and the Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others.

Jazz

Students are required to complete 19 Content units and 2 Curriculum units:

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS1305Jazz Principal Study 110
MUS1308Jazz Improvisation 110
MUS1309Jazz Aural 15
MUS1307Jazz Arranging 15
MUS1306Jazz History and Culture 15
MUS1313Jazz Repertoire Ensemble 110
MUS1314Jazz Principal Study 210
MUS1317Jazz Improvisation 210
MUS1318Jazz Aural 25
MUS1316Jazz Arranging 25
MUS2305Jazz Principal Study 310
MUS2308Jazz Improvisation 310
MUS2309Jazz Aural 35
MUS2307Jazz Arranging 35
MUS2314Jazz Principal Study 410
MUS2317Jazz Improvisation 410
MUS2318Jazz Aural 45
MUS2316Jazz Arranging 45
Plus the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices15

Contemporary

Students are required to complete 18 Content units and 2 Curriculum units:

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS1425Contemporary Principal Study 115
MUS1408Contemporary Aural 15
MUS1409Contemporary Music Theory 15
MUS1407Contemporary History and Culture 15
MUS1426Contemporary Ensemble 115
MUS1427Contemporary Principal Study 215
MUS1418Contemporary Aural 25
MUS1419Contemporary Music Theory 25
MUS1417Contemporary History and Culture 25
MUS2425Contemporary Principal Study 315
MUS2408Contemporary Aural 35
MUS2409Contemporary Music Theory 35
MUS2412Contemporary Large Ensemble 35
MUS2427Contemporary Principal Study 415
MUS2418Contemporary Aural 45
MUS2419Contemporary Music Theory 45
MUS2422Contemporary Large Ensemble 45
Plus the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices15

Classical

Students are required to complete 15 Content units and 2 Curriculum units:

Content Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS1505Classical Principal Study 115
MUS1506Classical Aural 1: Fundamentals of Aural Training10
MUS1504Music Techniques 1: Fundamentals of Music Theory5
MUS1508Music History: Modernism and Postmodernism10
MUS1509Becoming a Performer5
MUS1513Classical Principal Study 215
MUS1514Classical Aural 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Music10
MUS1524Music Techniques 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Harmony5
MUS2505Classical Principal Study 315
MUS2506Classical Aural 3: Renaissance and Baroque10
MUS2519Music Techniques 3: Renaissance and Baroque5
MUS2513Classical Principal Study 415
MUS2514Classical Aural 4: Classical and Romantic10
MUS2529Music Techniques 4: Classical and Romantic5
Plus the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
Curriculum Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices15

Employment Opportunities

This major prepares students to teach music in secondary schools, and allows graduates to work as specialist Kindergarten to Year 6 music teachers.

Possible future job titles

Secondary Music Teacher, Kindergarten to year 6 Music Specialist Teacher, Specialist Instrumental Teacher

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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