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Research Paper (Music Theatre) (THTR40007)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeTHTR40007
Campus
Southbank
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate’s major project. It should demonstrate a capacity for critical investigation and discrimination and address context as well as identify pertinent thematic, technical, stylistic and formal issues. Students are expected to present aspects of their research to their peers and produce a 5 - 7,000 word research paper for examination at the completion of the year.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will:

  • enable candidates to identify, investigate and test an artistic project requiring independent research activity;
  • prepare candidates to deliver a report on their research in a seminar situation among peers and staff;
  • train candidates in preparation for research activities involved in higher research degrees.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will have acquired key skills including:

  • the ability to engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice;
  • well developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline;
  • the capacity to effectively communicate the results of research and scholarship by oral and written means;
  • an ability to initiate major projects and formulate viable research questions;
  • a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice;
  • an ability to manage time and to maximise the quality of research and scholarship;
  • an understanding of, and facility with, scholarly conventions in the discipline area;
  • an understanding of the relationship with and responsibility to the cultural environment and society;
  • respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethic of research and scholarship.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
THTR40006 Research Methods (Music Theatre)
Semester 1
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Additional details

  • Written Research Paper (5000 - 7000 words) - End of Semester (90%)
  • Attendance and active participation in the weekly seminar - Continuous (10%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorMargot Fenley
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursOne 2-hour seminar per week of semester
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 20 August 2019