Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Melanie Plesch
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 136 352
Fax: +61 3 8344 5258
|Subject Overview:||This subject provides performers and composers with the skills necessary to devise and complete successful research projects in the area of music at postgraduate level. It addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects involved in the research process in the creative arts. |
An overview of the major questions addressed by music scholars and the underlying assumptions of different types of music research will be provided. Students will gain the ability to identify possible research topics in music and develop an awareness of the relationship between theory and method and how they come together in actual musical scholarship.
Practical skills will be developed through workshop activities, group discussions, peer-reviewing sessions and written assignments. Topics covered include library use and literature search, research evaluation strategies, handling and managing of research data, writing skills, time management, and academic presentation skills.
Students will develop a complete research proposal, including research questions, literature review, theoretical and methodological framework and time schedule.
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||Four written assignments of 500 words each, to be submitted in weeks 3, 6, 8 and 10 (20%); a 20-minute oral presentation on the project to be given in the second half of semester (25%); a written proposal of 2,000 words addressing all the relevant criteria, due end of semester (45%); attendance and participation (10%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Bookroom before the start of semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students should have developed: |
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