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Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12MUG
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2MNP10
SACE credits: 10


Full Year of Stage 1 Music.

Subject descriptor:

Musicianship is a subject in which the following three areas of study, which constitute the core concepts, are covered:

  • Theory, Aural Recognition, and Musical Techniques: Students learn theory, aural recognition, and musical techniques in a variety of contexts through a variety of learning activities
  • Harmony Students learn to harmonise a melody by applying theoretical knowledge. Jazz-related Harmony
  • Arrangement: Students develop their musical imagination and ability to write musical arrangements. They learn to apply fundamental knowledge of theoretical concepts, musical styles, and associated aural and notational skills


School Based Assessment
2 skills tests based on aural, theory/harmony skills developed throughout the year 30%
Arrangement of a short song (max 40 bars) and short written commentary 40%
External Assessment
Exam on skills development 30%

Further information

  • All of the units are single (half year) units.
  • Students undertake one or more of the following 10 Credit subjects.
  • When studied as a pair of units (ie full year subject) the combination is an acceptable 20-credit subject for aggregate/ATAR.
  • Counting Restrictions - No more than 40-credits.