Artist in Residence Project

Subject MUSI20040 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

February, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 96 hours per year
Total Time Commitment:

96 hours per year. Students are expected to undertake self-directed, individual practice of 24 hours.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview:

The Artist in Residence Project is a two-part area of study. The first part is a workshop that will involve the interactive creation of a brand new performance piece and the second part is a public performance season of this new work, thus enabling students to gain performance experience in real-world situations. Central to this project is the development of the individual artist and their relationship and interaction with seminally created work. Ongoing focus will be on the interaction between personal experience and understanding as a fundamental element of both performance content and performance skill. Working with a composer/writer, this process-driven project will lead to greater comprehension of the overall creative process and will enable individuals to be better prepared for future involvement in new theatre works and to have greater respect for material already created. An ongoing focus here will be the acquisition of new, non-traditional music theatre skills


Assessment: Continuous: Assessment is based upon class participation and interaction and commitment as demonstrated by a regular updated journal of activities (c. 1,800 words) embracing all areas studied, level of preparation, and the degree to which stated outcomes have been achieved. (40%)

Formal: Presentation and performance during public performance season. (60%)
Prescribed Texts: Nil
Recommended Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the Bachelor of Music Theatre students should be able to:

  • exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician;
  • demonstrate an open and independent attitude towards contemporary cultural developments;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the challenges for the professional musician in the 21st century;
  • critically and creatively engage with topics of cultural significance across the broader community;
  • work at various levels, both individually and as a team member, in a wide variety of musical environments;
  • understand and appreciate how the arts connect with the broader society and culture; and,
  • demonstrate the ability to lead and take initiative in the learning process.

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