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Music Style and Composition Units 1-4

Accreditation period 2017-2022

The accreditation period for Music has been extended and expires 31 December 2022.

Study Design

VCE Music Study Design (pdf - 381.33kb)

Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for Music Investigation Units 3 and 4: 2017-2022.

VCE Music Study Design amendment (January 2018)

The VCE Music Study Design comprises:

View VCE Music Performance Units 1 and 2

View VCE Music Performance Units 3 and 4

View VCE Music Investigation Units 3 and 4

Music Style and Composition Units 1-4

School-based assessment

VCE Music Style and Composition School-based Assessment report.

Externally-assessed Task authentication form (15 July 2020)
Used to monitor student progress and assist teachers to record observations of student work.

External assessment

View the VCE Music Style and Composition external assessment webpage for

  • Externally-assessed task (EAT) – specifications and guidelines, weighting and criteria, marking sheet and reports
  • Examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Support material

Advice for teachers
Learning activities and assessment advice for teachers, including performance descriptions.

Study summary
A summary of the VCE Music Study Design for 2017-2022.

Study review

Study Review Plan

The Study Review Plan (docx - 83.84kb) provides key information on the review of VCE Music Style and Composition, being conducted in 2020/21. VCE study designs currently under review in 2020/21 will now be delivered by schools in 2023 (rather than 2022).

Consultation register

Consultation on the proposed VCE Music Study Design will be conducted in 2020. The draft study design and consultation questionnaire will be available for consideration on this page during 2020. To register your interest for the public consultation, please complete the registration form.

Curriculum Manager

Margaret Arnold
Curriculum Manager - Performing Arts
tel: + 61 3 9059 5140
email: Margaret.Arnold@education.vic.gov.au

Curriculum Managers lead, manage and support the production, review and development of senior secondary curriculum and assessment materials. They also provide policy advice and implementation support for Foundation to Year 12 curriculum and assessment