• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code PERF-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Performance Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of performance and through the design and implementation of a research project that will result in a portfolio of work in written and/or audiovisual format, and a supporting text-based exegesis, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1.  pose a significant research question relating to performance;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to performance, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through appropriate mediums including one or more public recitals and an exegesis.
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Admission Requirements

1. A major or equivalent in music performance

2. With the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


Cognate disciplines

Music Performance


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MUSI4401 The Scholar Musician 1

MUSI4404 Creative Practice as Research

THES4105 Thesis


A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

MUSI4410 Music Honours Exegesis

MUSI4411 Music Honours Extended Exegesis


A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses on the following list:

ANIP4001 Australian National Internships Program Honours Internship A

LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1

MUSI4402 The Scholar Musician 2

MUSI4412 Music Honours Ensemble

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