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MUI1013 Decoding Music

Short Description: Decoding Music
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded


Enrolment is not permitted in MUI1013 if MUI1007 has been previously completed.

Other Requisites

Students will require access to email and have internet access to UConnect for the course.


As a foundational course, MUI1013 will introduce students to basic requirements for the successful academic study of music. The course begins with analytical listening in a wide variety of genres. The fundamentals of traditional music theory are discovered through engagement with repertoire. A series of activities encompassing analysis, aural skills and notational literacy will guide the student through an understanding of tonality, rhythm, musical forms and expression through musical means.

Students will learn to apply conventional musical terminology to familiar sounds in order to learn to communicate musical ideas effectively, enabling creative collaboration with peers throughout the program. Formative assessment tasks will be used to develop aural and music literacy skills.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022