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|Subject level||Masters time-based research|
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Through a course of independent research students will complete a thesis equivalent to 40,000 words.
Intended learning outcomes
The subject will enable students to complete an independently-devised research project.
On completion of this subject students will have acquired key research skills, including:
· the ability to engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice;
· an ability to initiate research projects and to formulate viable research questions;
· a demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project;
· an ability to manage time to maximise the quality of research;
· an understanding of the major contours of international research in the research area;
· a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice;
· well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline;
· the capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
· an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area;
· a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship;
· a capacity to collaborate with other researchers.
Eligibility and requirements
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Recommended background knowledge
Applicants are normally required to have completed at least a four-year honours degree at H2A standard from an Australian university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered by the Research and Research Training Committee to be equivalent. Professional experience in the area of the intended MFA may be deemed equivalent.
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
A thesis comprising a written dissertation or a combination of creative work and written dissertation to the equivalent of 40,000 words. A written component must be of at least 25% (10,000 words).
The creative work may take the form of performance, exhibition, writing (poetry, fiction, script or other written literary forms), design, film, video, multimedia, CD, DVD or other new media technologies and modes of presentation. The creative work must be comprehensively documented and either the documentation or the creative work itself submitted with the dissertation.
Candidates who have submitted a thesis consisting of creative work, where the creative work is not bound together with the dissertation (eg exhibition, performance, poetry, screenplay, novel), shall state: "Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Fine Ats (by creative work and dissertation)".
Candidates who have submitted a thesis consisting of creative work, where the creative work is bound together with the dissertation (eg poetry, screenplay, novel), shall state: "Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Fine Ats (by creative work and dissertation)".
For a fully written dissertation, the statement must read, “Submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Fine Arts (by Thesis Only)”.
The thesis will be assessed at the end of the candidature.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
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This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)