MUSPERF 7026 - Research Project V
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code MUSPERF 7026 Course Research Project V Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Completed year 1 of a Masters of Music in the specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium. Restrictions Available to PGCW Music students only Course Description The course develops knowledge and skills relating to researching music, its scholarly presentation and their application in professional life. It complements the major study, and enhances specialist knowledge of music performance. Case studies with different theoretical and practical perspectives help the student to develop a further understanding of methodologies available to the researcher as well as broadening knowledge of music and its application to music-making and professional practice more generally. The seminar mode of learning enables students to explore key issues through problem-solving exercises and discussion. Assessment comprises: submission of a research proposal, an oral presentation, and a final submission in the form of a text or exegesis.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Elizabeth KochLG14 Elder Hall Building
Professor Aaron Corn
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Discuss project details with PGCW Coordinator.
Attendance at the Postgraduate Seminar Series is required. Dates and times available in Semester 1 from PGCW Coordinator.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. To develop awareness of scholarly approaches to research
2. To formulate a topic and research question(s) relevant to the area of specialisation
3. To develop a suitable methodology to undertake the research
4. To prepare a research proposal, oral presentation, and final submission (12,000 words or equivalent)
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 3, 4
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
1, 2, 3, 4
Reading lists and web source links will be provided to students at the beginning of the semester.
Essay writing guides, music resources, referencing and the use of TURNITIN as an educational tool will be integrated into learning activities.
MyUni will be used to provide specialist seminar materials and assignments available during the semester. It will also be used for announcements and online submission of assessments.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesSeminars and supervision form the central teaching and learning modes. The objectives and issues for the topic for each week’s learning activities are established so that preparation can be focused and areas of concern flagged. Problem solving is an integral part of the seminar activities. Students are also encouraged to ask questions in the seminars, with answers solicited from other members of the group rather than from the lecturer. Staff concerned have skills and knowledge in the specialist area being developed and are able to assist in the location and use of appropriate materials and scholarly and/or performance conventions and standards.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
2 hours per week for 12 weeks seminars 24 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 per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWeeks 1 - 4 Research Methods
Week 5 Ethical Practices and Codes of Conduct
Weeks 6 & 7 Writing and Presentation Styles
Week 8 Professional practice: Proposal writing
Weeks 9 & 10 Case Studies
Weeks 11 & 12 Student Presentations
Specific Course RequirementsAttendance at Postgraduate Research Seminars. Details available at the beginning of semester.
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 TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
Research proposal – 3000 words Summative 20% 1 - 4
Oral presentation – 30 minutes Summative 20% 1 - 4
Final submission – 12000 words Summative 60% 1 - 4
Research Proposal (20%): students will develop a proposal suitable for a research degree application, complementary to the major performance study
Oral presentation (20%): a 30-minute presentation given, complementary to the major performance study
Final submission (60%): a 12,000 exegesis, complementary to the major performance study, that provides a focus for developing research skills and understanding
SubmissionDate for submission is the first day of the examination period for the semester
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
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