MUSPERF 7026 - Research Project V

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSPERF 7026
    Course Research Project V
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 2
    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 Only available to students in PGCW Music programs
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Aaron Corn

    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. 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)
    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, 3, 4
    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, 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
    1, 4
    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
    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, 2, 3, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
     
    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.
    Online Learning
     
    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 Modes

     Seminars 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.
    Workload

    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

    14 hours per week for 12 weeks reading              168 hours per semester

    16 hours per week for 12 weeks writing               192 hours per semester

    20 hours per week for 12 weeks research            240 hours per semester

    Total = 624 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Weeks 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
  • 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)

    Research proposal – 3000 words      Summative                   20%                                     1 - 4

    Oral presentation – 30 minutes        Summative                   20%                                     1 - 4

    Final submission – 12000 words       Summative                   60%                                    1 - 4
    Assessment Detail

    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
    Submission

    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.

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