How will Music be useful to me?
Music has a very important part in many peoples’ lives. Most of us will take pleasure in listening to music and many people will enjoy singing or playing an instrument throughout their lives. Some people may even decide to take up a career in music in areas such as education (teacher, lecturer), business (sound engineer, lyricist, reviewer, therapist) and performance (composer, performer, conductor).
From 2018, students entering first year will study a new, updated music curriculum.
The course consists of three strands:
Procedural Knowledge: To explore fully their musical imagination, creativity, and potential requires students to develop their music literacy and skills in a range of ways. Students learn through engaging in, reflecting upon and evaluating their musical experiences.
Innovate and Ideate: In this strand, students draw on their personal and professional experiences and perspectives to develop, refine, showcase and seek feedback on their musical ideas. They develop and awareness of different sounds and the potential of sound for resourcing and generating ideas, and for commincating feelings.
Culture and Context: The understanding of music in context and its cultural positioning helps to shape our ability to create, perform and appraise the music we engage with. In this strand, students will investigate the contextual and cultural environments that impact on purpose and intent in music.
Find the new curriculum here.