MUSGEN 7300 - Music Internship (PGCW)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

This course will allow students to select an activity that complements their major study. It will comprise activities that enhance specialist knowledge of music performance and/or pedagogy, and understanding of ethical practices, and contribute to professional growth to an advanced level that will assist with entry to the profession. 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 Adelaide professional music world. 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 October 31st of the previous year (1st semester application), or by 30 April in the year of enrolment (2nd semester application). Successful applicants will be advised of their placement before the beginning of the relevant academic year and then will be able to enrol in the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSGEN 7300
    Course Music Internship (PGCW)
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 16 hours per week on average
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Incompatible PERF 7021
    Assumed Knowledge Current enrolment in the Master of Music degree in a specialisation relevant to the internship and its host organisation
    Restrictions Available to MMus students only
    Assessment Participation in placement 40%, Journal/schedule log or record of involvement and engagement 20%, Negotiated task 40%
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Stephen Whittington

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    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 and/or sound 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  standards required for professional endeavour.
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Required resources will depend on employer's requirement. Students are recommended to seek advice in advance from the employer concerning specific requirements for each placement.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Internship placement supported by meetings with course co-ordinator.

    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 96 hours per semester, to be discussed with course supervisor.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements

    Reliable attendance at the internship placement is compulsory in this course. Professional standards of behaviour will be expected at all times.

    Referencing of Written Work

    This course will use the Harvard referencing system: download from Harvard Referencing Guide
  • 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 Learning Outcomes

    Reflective Journal formative/summative 60% 1,2,3,4

    Research Assignment formative/summative 30% 1,3,4

    Employer feedback formative/summative 10% 2,3
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Workload: Industry placement ranging from several weeks to a complete semester, for a maximum of 96 hours per semester, to be discussed with course supervisor.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


    No information currently available.

    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.

  • Student Feedback

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    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 ( 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.

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