Indigenous Australian Music: Indigenous music-making in Australia
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Music (BA)
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThis course provides students with the opportunity to learn about Indigenous Australian peoples and their music making; examine the diverse forms of Indigenous performance; and explore how Indigenous Australian performers simultaneously resist and use colonialist constructions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance to create new and exciting forms.Course IntroductionThis course provides students with the opportunity to learn about Indigenous Australian peoples and their music making; examine the diverse forms of Indigenous performance; and explore how Indigenous Australian performers simultaneously resist and use colonialist constructions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance to create new and exciting forms.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours
- Relate Indigenous Australian performance practices to broader social, historical and political contexts
- Interpret, critically analyse and reflect upon discourse about Indigenous Australian performers with reference to social, historical, and political contexts
- Demonstrate a knowledge of issues underpinning Indigenous Australian performance
- Understand the impact of colonialism on the experiences of Indigenous performers historically and in contemporary contexts, and consider your own positioning in relation to this
- Demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research relating to Indigenous performance and share the results of that research with peers
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.