MUSHONS 4008 - Honours Music Final Performance Popular Music

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

With the guidance of a supervisor, students will present a Recital of up to 60 minutes. The content of the Recital will be the student?s original creative work presented for the Honours Major Project. The Recital format is not prescribed, and will be negotiated with the supervisor as to the best approach for presenting the student?s work publicly in the best light. This may include solo performance, small or large ensembles etc. Recital content will be subject to approval

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSHONS 4008
    Course Honours Music Final Performance Popular Music
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites GPA 5 in completed Level 3 of Bachelor of Music in the Specialisation to be pursued or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium
    Assumed Knowledge Completed Level, 1, 2 and 3 of Bachelor of Music in Popular Music or equivalent as determined by the Elder Conservatorium
    Restrictions Hons Degree Bachelor of Music Popular Music students only
    Course Description With the guidance of a supervisor, students will present a Recital of up to 60 minutes. The content of the Recital will be the student?s original creative work presented for the Honours Major Project. The Recital format is not prescribed, and will be negotiated with the supervisor as to the best approach for presenting the student?s work publicly in the best light. This may include solo performance, small or large ensembles etc. Recital content will be subject to approval
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Amanda Grigg

    Amanda Grigg


    Phone: 08-8313-3666

    Location: Room MG08, Madley Building

    Contact Hours: By appointment

    Dr Luke Harrald


    Phone: 08-8313-3402

    Location: Floor/Room 9 16, Schulz Building, North Terrace

    Contact Hours: By appointment
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The objectives of this course are:

    1. To develop knowledge, understanding and skills in performance of original work - including style, interpretation and communication - in a contemporary popular music context

    2. To develop a high-level of self-awareness and critical judgement, both as an individual and as part of a group.

    3. To develop an understanding, and practical experience in event management and promotion.

    4. To develop a high level of independence and initiative and a desire for continued improvement in all aspects of professional endeavour.

    5. To develop practice led research skills as a preparation of post-graduate study or life-long learning.

    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, 5
    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, 4, 5
    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, 2, 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
    2, 3, 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
    4, 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
    2, 3, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Access to the resources of the Electronic Music Unit, including studios and labs, and access to rehearsal spaces in order to develop creative work.
    Online Learning

    MyUni is utilised to provide students with access to assessment and learning materials, communication, online submission as appropriate and due dates.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    Individual supervision allows students to draw on the experience of staff in developing, managing and rehearsing for their Recital.

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

    Supervision 12 x 1 hours per week 12 hours per semester

    Self initiated research & creative practice 24 x 12 hours per week 276 hours per semester

    Intensive Rehearsal for Performance 2 x 12 hours 24 hours per semester

    TOTAL = 312 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary

    Through supervision, students will develop creative, conceptual, analytical and interpretive skills, which are applied to solving problems relating to the development of, performing and presenting their creative work in live performance.
    Specific Course Requirements

    This course will involve using the resources of the Electronic Music Unit (EMU). This includes facilities such as studios, rehearsal and recording spaces, and digital audio workstations.

    Access and use of EMU is based upon the following:

    Users must complete and pass the EMU Guide Assessment (EGA). In order to pass the EGA users must receive a 90% or above grade. Users will have a maximum of 3 attempts at passing the EGA before being prohibited from taking the assessment further. If a user fails to pass the EGA after 3 attempts, or doesn’t pass by the end of week 4 of the course, they will not be permitted to continue the course and won’t be provided access or permission to use any of the EMU facilities.

  • 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

    Recital 100% (objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
    Assessment Detail

    RECITAL (100%)

    This Honours level assessment is intended to enable a substantial body of the student’s original work be publically presented to high standards, appropriate to the contemporary popular music industry.

    Public performance of original work.
    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

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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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