• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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Each of the major specialised areas of music research (performance; composition, arranging, and sound design; and musicology, ethnomusicology, and music curatorship) have their own methodological traditions, and commonly applied conceptual approaches. While these musical fields certainly have different profiles and orientations, they nevertheless share some important issues and common methodological ground.

This course challenges the tendencies of fragmentation in music research where academic and artistic research is developed within different spheres. It will explore the nexus between various areas of musical scholarship giving students the opportunity to actively engage with, and critique, a key approaches to research.
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand and evaluate basic research methods in music across the many sub-disciplines in music.
  2. Apply a range of basic perspectives to music-related research and understand the symbiotic relationship between research and practice.
  3. Integrate understandings of basic research methods with the student's own musical areas of study.
  4. Communicate and debate basic themes, concepts and theories with peers.

Indicative Assessment

Critical responses to discussions and reading, 300 words for each of weeks 3 to 12, 3000 words, 5% each, total 50% [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

Seminar participation 10% [Learning Outcomes 3-4]

Presented formal paper. Topic to be negotiated with course coordinator. Time limit 20 mins, 2500-3000 words, plus ten minute question time (35% paper, 5% question time; total 40%) [All Learning Outcomes]

NOTE: Attendance at a minimum of ten seminars is a hurdle requirement for passing this course.

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Workload

One three-hour seminar per week in the School of Music Research Seminar plus seven hours of private study.

Prescribed Texts

None.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1404
2004 $1752
2005 $2076
2006 $2076
2007 $2076
2008 $2076
2009 $2076
2010 $2148
2011 $2202
2012 $2250
2013 $2364
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2340
2004 $2646
2005 $2850
2006 $2850
2007 $2850
2008 $2946
2009 $2946
2010 $2946
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $3096
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2047 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6064 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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