Career Preparation in Music 1

Subject MUSI30220 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Subject includes off campus work placement

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 hours (7.5 days) of work placement, weekly 1 hour seminar, three 30 minute individual consultations with the subject coordinator
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Year 2 BMus. Special Permission (application form via link below). A quota may apply.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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.


Dr Sue Cole


Nicole Scott: Student Enrichment Coordinator
T: 9035 9357

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre


Subject Overview:

Students will gain professional experience through a supervised work-placement program with an approved music organisation.


This course is designed to enable students to:

  • articulate personal objectives and the requisite competencies for establishing a career in a music profession
  • develop evidence of an ability to become an integral member of a professional work environment, applying knowledge and skills acquired during academic studies to the requirements of the workplace
  • identify and appraise key internal and external factors relevant to an organisation that influence the accomplishment of its mission and principal goals
  • critically evaluate their work placement experience and related development of skills and knowledge
  • compile an e-portfolio record of demonstrable work skills, knowledge and experience

Career planning document of 1000 words, due at the end of week 4 (20%); organisational analysis of 1000 words, due at the end of week 8 (30%); work placement diary/e-portfolio of 1500 words, due at the end of semester (20%); supervisor's evaluation (30%). All assessment components mus be completed in order to pass the subject.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students are expected to develop:

  • self-management ability, initiative, communication and problem-solving skills
  • capacity to apply existing skills and knowledge to unfamiliar environments and tasks
  • an understanding of the process through which experiential learning occurs
  • analytical ability in evaluating stated objectives against outcomes
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Music Studies Electives

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