- Code MUSI4404
- Unit Value 6 units
A distinguishing characteristic of research in the creative arts, including performance, composition, and the creative aspects of music technology, is that the outputs of the research can be creative outputs, such as a recital, or a portfolio of compositions, or a new technological process. This course provides all researchers in music with an introduction to the theories and methods underpinning creative practice as research, drawing on written studies on creative practice as research, exegeses, creative outputs, and case studies. For musicologists, the course will provide understandings and tools for them to take creative practice into consideration in their own research, and for creative practitioners it will provide understandings and tools for the writing of an exegesis.
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:
- Understand and articulate the concept of creative practice as research;
- Critically evaluate the writings of others on creative practice;
- Analyse, using a range of theories and methods, a range of creative outputs as research outputs; and
- Articulate, both orally and in writing, the original contribution of those creative outputs.
Other InformationThis is a core course for students taking the performance or composition streams of the Schools of Music Honours Program.
Indicative AssessmentEssay: analysis of one or more writings of others on creative practice as research, 1500 words (30%) [LO 1, 2]
Essay: analysis of one or more works of published creative output as research outputs, 2000 words (40%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
Presentation: 10 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions on creative practice as research (20%); whether this is individual or group will be determined by the course convener in response to the class size [LO4]
Class participation: 10% [LO1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of seminars over 12 weeks; and,
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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