MUSGEN 2002 - International Study Tour: Music

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2017

This course is enables a short study tour for University of Adelaide students led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas. While on location, students will undertake a series of seminars, masterclasses, performances and visits. This course is designed to enhance students understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and participation in masterclasses; performance experience through playing in concerts, including with students from the destination country; study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSGEN 2002
    Course International Study Tour: Music
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 30 hours per week for 3 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 24 units of level 1 courses in a music specialisation
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only
    Quota 10
    Course Description This course is enables a short study tour for University of Adelaide students led by Adelaide teaching staff. Students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas. While on location, students will undertake a series of seminars, masterclasses, performances and visits. This course is designed to enhance students understanding and appreciation of the contemporary musical world and gain a deeper insight into cultures of selected foreign countries. Topics may include detailed study of a traditional musical culture, enhanced through attending performances; study of different pedagogical approaches to music study, enhanced through attendance and participation in masterclasses; performance experience through playing in concerts, including with students from the destination country; study of the structural, economic and social foundations of the music profession in the destination country.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington

    Oliver Fartach- Naini - Course Leader 2017 - International Study Tour to South Korea. PLEASE NOTE: This course is primarily for classical guitar students. Please direct any enquiries to the Course Coordinator.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Study tours normally take place over a period of from 10 days to several weeks, depending on the nature of the tour, its destination and the scheduled activities involved. Study tours will include some periods without scheduled activities, but students are expected to attend all activities that are scheduled. 
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Learning outcomes:

    (1) Acquisition of cultural competency another culture

    (2) Understanding of the role of music in another cultural context

    (3) Appreciation of the professional standards of musical perrformance in another cultural context

    (4) Ability to solve practical problems of organisation, travel and communication in another cultural context.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,3,4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Any required resources will be specified at pre-departure seminars.
    Online Learning
    There is a MyUni site for this course. Resources and other information are posted there; assignments must also be submitted through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Study tours involve scheduled activities that may include masterclasses, attendance at festivals and concerts, site visits, cultural experiences, individual lessons and other learning modes. Please refer to the detailed timetable for your study tour for further information.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The workload for this course equates to that required for a 3-unit course i.e. 156 hours, including scheduled learning activities and personal study, research or observation. Please refer to the detailed course timetable for further information.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary







    Reflective Essay                  40%                         Learning outcomes:     1,2,3,4,6,7




    Attendance and                 10%                            Learning outcomes:    6
    participation



    Individual performance      50%                            Learning outcomes:     2,4,5,8




    Assessment Detail


    Reflective Essay (40%): 2500 words (or equivalent) essay reflecting on the international learning experience while away from Adelaide. This may include a detailed account of learning activities, reflections on cultural differences, analysis of learning experiences, discussion of the educational impact of the study tour on the student and the student cohort.

     

    Individual Performance (50%): Assessment of individual student’s performance in masterclasses and musical performances. Assessment will be based on the extent of preparation, response in masterclasses, or performance in concert situations, support for fellow students in ensemble situations and other relevant criteria.

     

    Attendance (10%): all scheduled learning activities are compulsory. Marks will be deducted for absences.

    Submission
    Reflective essays will be submitted through MyUni.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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