• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bree McConnell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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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. 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:
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
2017 $2652
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8375 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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