• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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This course provides a program tailored to a graduate student’s specific area of interest, designed to develop particular academic skills to underpin practical outcomes such as performances, festivals, exhibitions, etc. It may include developing and managing an extended performance or composition project, a community outreach project, pedagogy, or action research in a professional experience context in an outside organisation. The course can enable students to gain professional-level experience through engaging in supervised activities and performances in a range of music and music-industry activities which may involve working with a professional ensemble, group or event; but may also involve working at a National Cultural Institution, working in an arts management placement, or participation in a festival.

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. understand the relationship between research/applied research and creative/professional practice;
  2. work independently and collaboratively in response to project demands, including deadlines, in two or more creative or professional music roles;
  3. demonstrate high-level creative, practical and research skills that can be applied to a range of professional environments within the broad music industry;and
  4. demonstrate professionalism and, whenever appropriate, leadership as a creative practitioner.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be:

  • a practice/research journal of the project, 2500 words, 30% [Learning Outcomes 1-3] and
  • one or more creative/professional applied research outcomes that are developed specifically to fit each project, 70%. The agreed criteria weighting will be documented in an individual learning contract. [Learning Outcomes 1-4]



  1. Reflective journal (2500 words) 30%
  2. Composition of four songs for a music theatre work (40%)
  3. Performance in the work of a solo role (30%)



  1. Reflective journal (2500 words) (30%)
  2. Developing a marketing plan for a musical festival, including KPIs (40%)
  3. Assisting with implementing marketing (20%)
  4. Analysis evaluating extent to which KPIs were met (10%)



  1. Reflective journal (2500 words) (30%)
  2. Development of a series of lessons plans for a particular learning environment (30%).
  3. Participation as participant/observer and qualitative analysis of one case, or group of cases within the target group (40%).

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130 hours, including 13 hours contact with the academic supervisor. The nature of the other 117 hours will vary widely depending on the nature of the project; for example, internships will involve much of this time working with body with which the internship is based, resulting in little flexibility. Other projects may involve significant private rehearsal time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or be currently studying MUSI7003 or MUSI8001.

Prescribed Texts

Reading will be tailored for each student by his or her supervisor.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1218
2014 $2478
2013 $2478
2012 $2478
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
4636 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
8712 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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