Music Performance, Minor (0023)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0023

Previous Code: SM1017.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The four subjects in the Music Performance minor offer students opportunities to expand their practice in several ways. Through group rehearsal and performance, and engaging as composer-performer, two subjects explore musical collaboration as performer-performer, and as performer-composer. In self-devised projects in which the student is the featured performer, two subjects encourage engagement with theatrical, multimedia and/or electroacoustic elements and an investigation of one’s identity as a performer. Aspects of onstage skills, performance persona and audience communication are addressed. Subjects require writing about performance through concert reviewing, project proposals, reflective and contextual essays. Students receive feedback in all subjects, during the rehearsal process.


Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Internal

Minor Structure

Students must complete the following four subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
PERF 2016Music Group Performance10
PERF 3030Performing as a Professional Musician10
PERF 2023The Composer-Performer10
PERF 3028Music Project 2: Creative Performance10
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this minor for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.

PERF 2003 - Collaboration and Live Music Performance
PERF 3007 - Expanded Music Performance
PERF 3027 - Interactive Electronic Media and Performance
PERF 3011 - Music Performance: Repertoire and Identity
PERF 3021 - Repertoire and Identity in Performance
PERF 3025 - Sound and Performance: Expanded Practice