Music Performance Studies, Minor (0024)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0024

Previous Code: SM1047.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Please note: this major is not available to students enrolled in programs 1659 Bachelor of Music, 1738 Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars) and 1841 Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative Industries.

The Music Performance Studies minor provides students from outside the Music program with a thorough grounding in a variety of group music making practices as well as offering the framework for self-directed musical projects. A number of approaches to writing about music performance are also covered, from theoretical approaches to proposal and review writing. Studies of stagecraft and collaboration further inform students in the music performance stream, who are also encouraged to discover and develop new hybrids.


Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Internal

Minor Structure

Music Performance Studies minor are existing music subjects offered only to students external to the Bachelor of Music. Bachelor of Music students complete a different configuration of subjects as a Music Performance minor.

Students must complete the following compulsory subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
PERF 1010Music Performance 110
PERF 1012Music Performance 210
Select two of the following:20
Music Group Performance
Performing as a Professional Musician
Expanded Performance
The Composer-Performer
Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Minor Subjects

The minor 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 1007 - Free and Notated Music Performance
PERF 1008 - Introduction to Music Performance
PERF 3011 - Music Performance: Repertoire and Identity
PERF 3025 - Sound and Performance: Expanded Practice
PERF 3007 - Expanded Music Performance
PERF 3021 - Repertoire and Identity in Performance
PERF 3027 - Interactive Electronic Media and Performance