• Code MUSI4403
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • 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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This course is focused on the production of a substantial piece of research realised through either performance, composition, or a 20,000-25,000 word written document. A performance or composition will be explained verbally through a 5000 word exegesis that explores the creative act as a research process and explains the contribution to knowledge that the creative act makes.

The focus of the research will be agreed between the student and the students' supervisor.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. pose research questions relating to music that are significant, original, and complex;
  2. investigate these questions creatively, critically, ethically, and independently through performance, composition, or in extended written form, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition;
  3. communicate their research and its findings through technically outstanding professional-level public performance, composition, or extended written form; and additionally to publicly communicate the research and its findings clearly in words so that they can easily be understood by non-musicians; and
  4. undertake ongoing independent lifelong development as a performer, composer, or musicologist.

Indicative Assessment

Performance: [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
  • One or two public recitals, to a total of approximately 90 mins duration (90%)
  • Program notes accompanying the recitals, serving as the public dissemination of the research topic (10%)

Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design: [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

  • a portfolio of works (90%)
  • Program notes accompanying the portfolio, serving as the public dissemination of the research topic (10%)

Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Curatorship: [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

  • a dissertation of 20,000 to 25,000 words

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

520 hours, including at least 13 hours face to face contact with the supervisor.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Music to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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 to 24 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $234 per unit
2014 $413 per unit
2013 $394 per unit
2012 $375 per unit
2011 $367 per unit
2010 $358 per unit
2009 $346 per unit
2008 $346 per unit
2007 $346 per unit
2006 $346 per unit
2005 $346 per unit
2004 $292 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $390 per unit
2014 $541 per unit
2013 $516 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2011 $491 per unit
2010 $491 per unit
2009 $491 per unit
2008 $491 per unit
2007 $475 per unit
2006 $475 per unit
2005 $475 per unit
2004 $441 per unit
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
2045 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
6062 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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