• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Musicology, Music
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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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.

Building on The Scholar Musician 2, this course is an advanced exploration of the nexus between various areas of musical scholarship giving students the opportunity to actively engage with, and critique, a wide variety of approaches to research. It will also explore issues relating to cross-disciplinary research between music and a range of other disciplines.

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 a wide range of research methods across the many sub-disciplines in music.
  2. Apply a range of perspectives, including those from outside music, to music-related research and understand the symbiotic relationship between research and practice.
  3. Integrate advanced understandings of a range of research methods with the student's own musical areas of study.
  4. Communicate and debate at advanced level a range of 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 7 hours of individual study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MUSI8001

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
2786 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 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
2792 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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