|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides research higher degree students in performance and composition with the tools and skills necessary to devise and conduct research in music at postgraduate level. Through seminars, group discussions and peer review sessions students will engage with the key principles of research and academic writing, and integrate them into their artistic practice.
Students will be supported in defining and focusing their research questions, developing a critical summary of the literature, constructing an adequate conceptual framework, designing a methodology, adhering to and meeting deadlines, and presenting their work persuasively, both in oral and written form. The main outcome will be a full research project that could potentially serve as the basis for either confirmation of candidature or conversion from Masters to PhD document.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Devise and develop a successful research proposal within their field;
- Frame their creative work or performance into research questions and conceptual frameworks;
- Engage critically with the relevant scholarly literature;
- Position their creative work or performance practice within the current state of research;
- Communicate effectively about their compositional or performing practices within the conventions of academic language;
- Reflect critically on their own work;
- Work constructively yet rigorously with peers
- Critical thinking and analytical skills;
- Ability to seek out, organise and evaluate relevant information;
- Time management skills;
- Advanced communication skills, both oral and written;
- Collaborative skills;
- Capacity for independent, self-reflective and critical enquiry
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Three written assignments (topic proposal and annotated bibliography, preliminary literature review, and theory and methods exercise) evenly spaced throughout semester (3,000 words, 30%)
- A research proposal consisting of topic proposal, literature review, theory and methods, relevance, timeline and bibliography (5,000 words, including fully developed elements taken from the three written assignments, 40%)
- A project-related class presentation (20%)
- Engagement (10%) consisting in participation in peer assessment activities and contribution to class discussion.
- Attendance (Hurdle). A minimum of 80% attendance is required to qualify for a pass mark.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Melanie Plesch Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours One 2 hour seminar per week Total time commitment 120 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Melanie Plesch Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours One 2 hour seminar per week Total time commitment 120 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Music (Music Performance)