• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stephen Loy
    • Sally Walker
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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This course will enable students to undertake an individual or group music project to investigate a music research question relevant to one or more areas of the School's activities, including but not limited to performance; composition, arranging and sound design; musicology; and music technology. The output may range from  creative practice such as performance or composition supported by a short text, to multimedia, to a traditional linear verbal text. The project may be group-based or individual. Examples include: composition and performance of a music theatre work; research, composition, performance or recording of classical, jazz and contemporary works; rehearsal and performance of an historically performed early music piece; a participation / observation project with a practising music specialist, or a musicological study drawing on archival sources.

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. Pose a question relating to music;
    2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently through one or more of performance, composition, arranging, sound design, multi-media, music technology, or extended verbal form;
    3. Demonstrate creative, practical and research skills that can be applied to a range of professional environments within the broad music industry; and
    4. Communicate their research and its findings in an appropriate medium, such as public performance, multi-media, or extended written form, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    Indicative Assessment

    Assessment will include:
    • a practice/research journal of the project (40%, 1500 words) [learning outcomes 1, 2, 4] and
    • one or more research outcomes that are developed specifically to fit each project. The agreed criteria weighting will be documented in an individual learning contract and will be the basis, with the journal, of the final assessment of the project. [learning outcomes 1-4]

    PROJECT PROPOSAL EXAMPLE 1:
    1. Project proposal (200-250 words) (10%)
    2. Reflective journal (1500 words) (50%)
    3. Annotated composition of two – three songs for a music theatre production (30%)
    4. Audio-visual recording of the performance of the songs in rehearsal/concert (10%)
     
    PROJECT PROPOSAL EXAMPLE 2:
    1. Project proposal (200-250 words) (10%)
    2. Reflective journal (1500 words) (50%)
    3. Preparation of an annotated historically informed performing edition (30%)
    4. Audio-visual recording of performance rehearsal/concert (10%)
     
    PROJECT PROPOSAL EXAMPLE 3:
    1. Project proposal (200-250 words) (10%)
    2. Reflective journal (1500 words) (50%)
    3. Performance as part of a Canberra-based Festival (30%)
    4. Program note (10%)

    PROJECT PROPOSAL EXAMPLE 4:
    1. Project proposal (200-250 words) (10%)
    2. Reflective journal (1500 words) (50%)
    3. Edition of a primary archival source (20%)
    4. Critical commentary to the edition (20%)

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    Workload

    130 hours of total student learning time made up from
    a) 12 hours of seminars over 12 weeks and;
    b) other contact will depend on the nature of the project and be defined with an individual learning contract.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of Music (MUSI) courses, or with permission of the convenor.

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    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
    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
    4108 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

    Second Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
    7638 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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