• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bonnie McConnell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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. This course challenges the tendencies of fragmentation in music research where academic and artistic research is developed within different spheres. It will explore the nexus between various areas of musical scholarship giving students the opportunity to actively engage with, and critique, a key approaches to research.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand and evaluate basic research methods in music across the many sub-disciplines in music;
  2. apply a range of basic perspectives to music-related research and understand the symbiotic relationship between research and practice;
  3. integrate understandings of basic research methods with the student's own musical areas of study; and
  4. communicate and debate basic themes, concepts and theories with peers.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Critical responses to discussions and reading x 10, 300 words each during Week 3-12 for a total of 3000 words (5% each) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Seminar participation (10) [LO 3,4]
  3. Presentation of formal paper. Topic to be negotiated with course coordinator, 20 mins, 2500-3000 words, plus ten mins question time (35% paper, 5% question time) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Hurdle requirement Attendance at a minimum of ten seminars is a hurdle requirement for passing this course (null) [LO null]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of seminars; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Music (MMusic). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI4401.

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. 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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
2722 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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