units

APR6030

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSir Zelman Cowen School of Music
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Thomas Reiner

Synopsis

The unit will focus on methodologies of research in Music, including research question; research methodology; creative material for performance project; research writing; bibliography; thesis timeline. The teaching weeks are divided to cover a divers array of musical areas that form School's core, namely, classical and improvisation performance, composition, musicology and ethnomusicology. At the end of this unit candidates will have obtained sufficient knowledge to identify appropriate methodologies by which to commence ther doctoral research and undertake a literature review.

Outcomes

The unit will focus on methodologies of research in Music, including research question; research methodology; creative material for performance project; research writing; bibliography; thesis timeline. At the end of this unit candidates will have obtained sufficient knowledge to identify appropriate methodologies by which to commence their doctoral research and undertake a literature review.

Assessment

Annotations (in total 4000 words): students are asked to write summaries of the allocated reading, speak to it in class, and submit for assessment. Approx 400 words per reading. Performance candidates will present a 30-mintue recital or lecture-recital. Composition candidates will present a select folio of works: 30%
Research proposal/literature review(4000 wordds): This proposal aims to set in place the research direction for the PhD: 60%
Reseach seminar reports(in total 1000 words, x3): Students are required to attend at least three of School's research seminars and write brief reports: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours weekly(lecture/seminar). Private study via reading list and assignment. Staff are also available to consult with students with respect to unit content on an individual basis as required.