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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Margaret Kartomi


Previously coded MUM4640


Students choose an Asian, Australian, European or other local or visiting performing arts group and prepare a field research project based on observations, audio and video recording or filming, interviewing and processing of materials gathered. Studies include theory and practice of field work in the areas of music, dance, theatre and education, reviewing of ethnographic films, video and sound recordings.


By the end of the semester, students undertaking the unit should have a practical knowledge of fieldwork techniques and an understanding of how to transcribe, analyse and process data which has been collected and recorded.


Written: 40% (5000 words)
Listening/technical tests: 20%
Exam: 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week