MUSA200-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course further develops skills in musicianship and analysis, including counterpoint and chromatic harmony.

This course builds on students’ training in 100-level Musicianship and Theory courses. In MUSA200, the focus will be on chromatic harmony (learning to recognise and use chords which include notes from outside the diatonic scale) and counterpoint (the art of combining several melodies together). The course will continue to develop students’ skills in sight-singing, ear training, and musical analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Sight-sing tonal and modal melodies within a polyphonic texture
  • Sight-read syncopated rhythms
  • Harmonise melodies using chromatic chords within a four-part texture
  • Realize straightforward and short figured bass harmonisations at the keyboard
  • Aurally recognise and notate melodies in major and minor keys and modes
  • Aurally recognise and note harmonic progressions within a four-part texture
  • Analyse short musical works from score, including transposing instruments and C clef notation, identifying significant musical elements and structural devices and demonstrating an appropriate analytical lexicon.

    Students will also gain transferable skills:
  • Skills in self-organisation, time management, the meeting of deadlines and, through the individual tests, skills performance under pressure.
  • Skills in transferring information from one dimension to another (e.g. from sight to sound and from sound to sight)
  • Skills in understanding how symbol systems (e.g. music notation) can be used to build large comprehensive structures (e.g. complete musical works)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.




Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 A7
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Fine Arts 209
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Fine Arts 209
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Fine Arts 209
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
• 23 hours attending lectures
• 11 hours attending tutorials
• 40 hours completing the Practical Musicianship Tasks
• 5 hours preparing and submitting online assessments
• 20 hours completing analysis assignments
• 51 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Francis Yapp


Students will undertake:
• two online tests (involving written and aural components) worth 15% each (due 31 March and 2 June)
• one short individual test (rhythm and sight-singing) worth 10% (19 May)
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• three Practical Harmony tasks totalling 30% (assessed in tutorials in weeks 5, 8, 12)
• two analysis assignments worth 15% each (due 24 March and 26 May)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,663.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All MUSA200 Occurrences

  • MUSA200-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024