MUSGEN 1300EX - Music Internship 1
External - Semester 2 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code MUSGEN 1300EX Course Music Internship 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s External Units 3 Contact Up to 16 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Enrolled in a specialisation relevant to the internship and its host organisation Restrictions Available to BMus students only Course Description As a central part of this course students will have the opportunity to spend time as 'interns' working within specified areas of either the private or public sector in South Australia, while completing an agreed performance, pedagogical, creative or research based task. The timeframe for these internships will range from several weeks to a complete semester.
Students will be allocated placements selected from among a range of offerings within the professional music world including but not restricted to: the State Opera of South Australia, Co-Opera, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Band of the South Australia Police, bands of the Australian armed forces, the Adelaide Festival, the Australian Music Examinations Board, Arts SA, and a range of educational institutions within the private and public sector.
Final placement will depend upon the availability of a host organisation (selected from a list provided by the Conservatorium), the application of an internal quota, and the assessment of a formal application taking into consideration overall academic merit as well as relevant skills, knowledge and experience required for the specific internship. In order to complete the process of placement allocation and enrolment, students should first submit their application to the Conservatorium for a place in the Music Internship by 30th April. Successful applicants will be advised of their placement during first semester and then will be able to enrol in the course.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth KochCourse Coordinator:
Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch AM
LG15 Elder Hall building
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1 Contextualise their university education in a professional environment
and show understanding of the role of music in another cultural context
2 Collaborate effectively in a professional setting.
3 Reflect on feedback provided by employers.
4 Think and write critically about their experience as interns within specified areas of either the private or public sector in South Australia.
5.Appreciation of the professional standards of different professional organisations
6.Manifest critical understanding of the performance standards required for professional endeavour
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)
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
2, 3, 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
1, 3, 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
1, 2, 5 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
5 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
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesInternship placement supported by meeting with course coordinator
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Industry placement ranging from several weeks to a complete semester, for a maximum of fifty hours and mminimum of thirty hours, per semester. To be discussed with course coordinator.
Learning Activities SummarySee MyUni for further detail
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance - reliable attendance at the internship placement is compulsory in this course. Professional standards of behaviour will be expected at all times.
Referencing written work - this course will use the Harvard referencing system; downloadffrom Harvard Referencing Guide.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAssessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcomes
Reflective Journal formative/summative 45% 1,2,3,4
Research Assignment formative/summative 45% 1,3,4
Employer feedback formative/summative 10% 2,3
Reflective Journal and Research Assignment to be submitted no later than October 22nd 2021
Assessment Related RequirementsFurther information is available on MyUni
Assessment DetailFurther information is available on MyUni
SubmissionFurther information is available on MyUni
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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