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MUI3012 Musical Contexts: Critical Perspectives

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Today’s professional musician works increasingly across diverse local and global contexts. A knowledge of the social, cultural and ethical issues inherent in music enables students to critically engage with music from a broad range of perspectives. This course aims to develop students’ critical thinking skills, cultural capability, and written communication, with an emphasis on how these skills and knowledge apply to professional practice in music.

This course is designed to introduce students to a range of critical perspectives through which to view music, and invites students to identify and critically examine and problematize the assumptions which underpin our knowledge of the role of music in culture and society. A range of perspectives will be explored, with an emphasis on those which provide alternative views to the dominant paradigm of Western art music. Students will research and formally articulate critical and evidenced knowledges of various aspects of music within culture and society.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023