- Class Number 5894
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 12 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Alexander Hunter
- Alexander Hunter
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
Creative practice based research results in a creative output such as a public recital, a portfolio of compositions, or an exploration of a practical aspect music technology. This creative output is based on a traditional research process that involved identifying a research question, undertaking a literature review (which may include audio-visual sources, notated music, etc), gathering and analysing data, and articulating the original contribution that the creative output makes. However, unlike a traditional text-based thesis, the process is implicit in the creative output and easily identifiable only to the researcher and a small number of highly-trained specialists. The purpose of the exegesis is for a clear extended articulation in words of this process.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- articulate in depth the creative ideas adopted and the creative ideas rejected in the preparation of their thesis;
- analyse and critique those decisions in depth, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology;
- place those decisions in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition and explain the original contribution of the thesis; and
- communicate their research process and its outcomes both orally and in an extended piece of writing.
Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
- peer feedback in writing workshops
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|3||Thinking about structure||Student-led workshops|
|4||Workshopping our introductions||Student-led workshops|
|5||Figures, Tables and Referencing||Student-led workshops|
|6||Thesis program notes workshop||Student-led workshops|
|7||Workshopping our lit reviews|
|8||Research Student Symposium||Participation in the Student Research Symposium|
|9||Workshopping our methodology chapters|
|10||Workshopping the chapters discussing out work|
|12||Final draft workshop||Exegesis is due during the exam period|
Tutorial RegistrationANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Writing workshop (10%)||10 %||02/09/2022||16/09/2022||1,2,3,4|
|Exegesis (90%)||90 %||04/11/2022||18/11/2022||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Attendance and participation at the weekly course seminar and weekly School of Music Research Colloquium is compulsory. Also compulsory is participation in the School of Music Research Student Symposium in Week 8.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Writing workshop (10%)
In week 3, 4, or 5 you will be asked to lead a 30min writing workshop for the rest of the class. Based on the weekly theme you will select an excerpt from something from your own literature review to discuss and unpack in class. Your workshop should also include (1) a discussion of a related excerpt from your own exegesis, (2) what you can learn from the other excerpt, and (3) how this analysis can impact the work of your classmates.
How can you structure a 30min workshop so your classmates can use these findings to develop their own work? What general and useful ideas come out of this analysis and discussion?
- Discussion of an excerpt from your literature review
- Discussion of an excerpt from your own exegesis
- Engagement of classmates and relevance to their own work
- Organisation of your workshop
- Evidence of preparation
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
This task constitutes the major piece of assessment for MUSI4411, and takes the form of a written exegesis which supports the creative practice research work undertaken within THES4105. This information should therefore be read in conjunction with the course outline and assessment information for THES4105.
Word Limit: 10,000 words
Due Date: 5pm, 4 November 2022
The exegesis is the major written component of your creative practice research project, the creative components of which are completed within THES4105. The exegesis should be prepared in consultation with your Honours supervisor(s).
The exegesis should:
- Clearly set out the topic and research questions of the creative practice research project
- Clearly situate the project within relevant intellectual discourses
- Demonstrate how relevant theories, conceptual frameworks and methodologies have been employed with relation to the creative practice research project
- Develop cohesive and well substantiated arguments which respond to the research questions of the project
- Demonstrate the ways in which the creative practice research project makes a contribution to the field in which it is situated
- Demonstrated ability to devise research questions appropriate to the project, and to situate these questions within appropriate intellectual discourses
- Demonstrated ability to effectively employ theories and methodologies of creative practice research as appropriate to the project
- Demonstrated ability to develop cohesive, clear and substantiated arguments regarding the creative practice research project
- Ability to effectively communicate the contribution of the project to research through creative practice
- The quality of academic writing and referencing (including in-text citations and a bibliography - all in Chicago Style)
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The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Open/Non-linear Music (especially mobile moment form), Open Music Notation (graphic, prose, game pieces, etc.), Spectralism, Acoustic Ecology, Generative, Interactive and Dynamic Music, Intersectional Feminism in musical composition and performance, Anarchism in musical composition and performance, Improvisation Ensembles, nêhiyaw/Métis culture