School of Music

Music Broadening Units

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An exciting feature of UWA’s new courses is the introduction of broadening units. These units are a requirement of all undergraduate degrees and will provide you with knowledge beyond the fields in which you choose to specialise.

The School of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units that will accrue credit towards your degree. Whether or not you have studied music at secondary level, or can read music, you can enrich your degree by including music units in your course of study.

Broadening units in music can be taken by students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Design (BDes), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil[Hons]). Students enrolled in BPhil(Hons) can chose their broadening units from a degree other than the one housing their degree-specific major. These same units can be taken as electives by students enrolled in any one of the five undergraduate degrees.

The School offers a number of Category A and B broadening units, some of which are specially designed to give students the opportunity to play in music ensembles.

Category A

  • MUSC1350 Popular Music in Global Perspective
  • MUSC2350 Music in World Cultures

Category B

  • MUSC1055 Electronic Music: Methods and Means (Semester 2)
  • MUSC1055 Electronic Music: Experimental Investigations (Semester 1)
  • MUSC1310 Communication Skills in Music
  • MUSC1321 Music Language 1  
  • MUSC1322 Music Language 2  
  • MUSC1981 Music Ensemble 1 (Music Ensemble, Context and Concepts) 
  • MUSC1982 Music Ensemble 2 (Music Ensemble, Repertoire and Analysis)
  • MUSC2274 Electronic Music: Experimental Investigations (Semester 1) 
  • MUSC2331 Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance and Baroque)  
  • MUSC2332 Western Art Music 2 (Classical and Romantic)  
  • MUSC2520 Music Language 3    
  • MUSC2525 Music Language 4
  • MUSC2981 Music Ensemble 3 (Music Ensemble, Reflective Ensemble Practices) 
  • MUSC2982 Music Ensemble 4 (Music Ensemble Projects)
  • MUSC3331 Western Art Music 3 (Modernist and Postmodernist)
  • MUSC3334 Soundscapes of Australia
  • MUSC3521 Digital Audio
  • MUSC3560 Music Education in Research and Practice

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information visit Broadening (Ensemble) units FAQ's containing detail about

  • Enrolment information
  • Audition requirements
  • Description of ensembles

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