• 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
    • AsPr Stephen Loy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. articulate in depth the creative ideas adopted and the creative ideas rejected in the preparation of their thesis;
  2. analyse and critique those decisions in depth, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology;
  3. place those decisions in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition and explain the original contribution of the thesis; and
  4. communicate their research process and its outcomes both orally and in an extended piece of writing.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Oral presentation on the creative practice research undertaken for THES4105, 20 mins (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Written exegesis on the creative practice research undertaken for THES4105, 10,000 words (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Recycling of material ?Recycling “is the submission for assessment of work which, wholly or in large part, has been previously presented by the same student for another assessment, either at the Australian National University or elsewhere” (Code of Practice for Student Academic Integrity https://policies.anu.edu.au/ppl/document/ANUP_000392, paragraph 2). Students may include material that has been submitted for assessment in this course in THES4105 Thesis. Student may include in the exegesis material submitted for assessment in MUSI4404 Creative Practice as Research if the following condition is met: a clear indication of the extent of the recycling is to be included in the first footnote. (null) [LO null]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

One 90 minute School Research Seminar per week for 12 weeks (18 hours) and one 90 minute workshop per week for 12 weeks (18 hours) plus 224 hours of private study for a total of 260 hours.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or be currently studying MUSI4404. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MUSI4410 or MUSI8013..

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
12
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $7320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $10200
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU 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.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5804 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions