MUSHONS 4004 - Honours Music Minor Project

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course is intended to provide students with the skills and understanding to produce an initial written or performed project relevant to their specialisation. This will involve a performed program of approximately 35 minutes duration or a written work of approximately 6,000 words or original performed composition of equivalent musical significance. Projects must demonstrate adequate facility in the handling of appropriate creative ideas bearing upon the specialisation concerned and deemed to be at Honours level. Preparatory work will be supervised individually or in small groups as approved by the Conservatorium and will involve the student in developing knowledge, skills and insights bearing upon the project to be completed. Effective research and the development of creative output are central to this project. To assist with the completion of this project study will include individual or small group (maximum 4 students) supervisions/lessons with specialist conservatorium staff.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSHONS 4004
    Course Honours Music Minor Project
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 1 hour per week plus forum and ensemble participation if relevant
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Successful completion of the B.Mus or a demonstrated equivalent or other relevant undergraduate degree
    Assumed Knowledge Commensurate with a strong result in the completion of level 3 of the degree of B.Mus or demonstrated equivalent (as appropriate)
    Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music (Honours) students only
    Course Description This course is intended to provide students with the skills and understanding to produce an initial written or performed project relevant to their specialisation. This will involve a performed program of approximately 35 minutes duration or a written work of approximately 6,000 words or original performed composition of equivalent musical significance. Projects must demonstrate adequate facility in the handling of appropriate creative ideas bearing upon the specialisation concerned and deemed to be at Honours level. Preparatory work will be supervised individually or in small groups as approved by the Conservatorium and will involve the student in developing knowledge, skills and insights bearing upon the project to be completed. Effective research and the development of creative output are central to this project. To assist with the completion of this project study will include individual or small group (maximum 4 students) supervisions/lessons with specialist conservatorium staff.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Amanda Grigg

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
     
    1.  Exhibit facility in working within the genres and styles associated with the musical specialisation concerned.

    2.  Demonstrate familiarity with the overarching structure of music and its role as an expressive art
     
    3.  Display flexibility of musical thought and judgement within the musical specialisation concerned
     
    4.  Show independence, initiative and a desire for continued self-improvement as a musician



    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)
    1, 2
    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
    1, 2, 3
    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
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    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
    4
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Individual or small-group(maximum 4) supervisions form the central teaching and learning mode. Students pursue their particular project using individual research and/or instrumental practise under the guidance of staff with knowledge in the specialist area being developed.
    Workload

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



    WORKLOAD (Performance specialisations)                                   TOTAL HOURS
    1 hour per week for 12 weeks individual supervisions                12 hours per semester
    14 hours per week for 13 weeks practice                                 182 hours per semester
    4 hours per week for 13 weeks research                                    52 hours per semester
    5 hours per week for 13 weeks rehearsals and forums                65 hours per semester
     
    Total = 312 hours

    WORKLOAD (Non-performance specialisations)
    1 hour per week for 12 weeks individual/small group supervisions)   12 hours per semester
    7 hours per week for 12 weeks reading                                           84 hours per semester
    8 hours per week for 12 weeks writing                                            96 hours per semester
    10 hours per week for 12 weeks research                                       120 hours per semester

     Total = 312 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    Learning activities centre around weekly individual/small group supervisions. These accommodate the learning styles of participants while encouraging a developmental curve in skills acquisition and knowledge based understandings. In performance specialisations ensemble rehearsals and performance forums underpin gains in stage presentation and musical projection.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    All individual/small group supervisions (maximum 4) adhere to SGDE principles with performance and non-performance students actively engaged in content building and discovery.
  • 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
    ASSESSMENT TASK                                            TASK TYPE             WEIGHTING     COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)

    Performance specialisations
    35 minute recital                          Summative Hurdle Requirement            100%                        1, 2, 3, 4.

     
    Non-performance specialisations
    Written paper of 6000 words
    or performed original composition of
    equivalent significance                     Summative Hurdle Requirement          100%                       1, 2, 3, 4.



    Assessment Related Requirements
    Both the 35 minute recital and the written work are hurdle requirements.

    100% attendance is required for all supervisions, forums and ensembles.
    Assessment Detail
    For students in the performance specialisations the Minor Recital forms a core component, providing a focus for their studies in research and performance skills leading to outcomes in their own realisation of musical works. For non-performance specialisations the written paper or performed original composition provide a similar focus for the development of research or composition skills and understanding.
    Submission
    Please refer to myuni for information regarding specialisation
    Course Grading

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

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    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.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.