Experiencing Popular Music
Area of Study
Music (BA), Music Performance, Music Technology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis unit addresses the diversity, functions and roles of twentieth century music. No previous musical training or knowledge is required. The unit gives an introduction to the basic principles and elements of music (such as rhythm, melody, texture and timbre) as well as seeking to establish academic frameworks by which to examine contemporary music. It also considers the role of production and the operations of the contemporary music industry.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.