Professional Project (Musicology)

Subject MUSI40071 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 one-hour seminar per fortnight (alternating with Dissertation seminar).
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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.


Prof Kerry Murphy



Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre

Subject Overview:

This subject involves completing

  • preparation of an abstract suitable for submission to a musicological conference, such as the Musicological Society of Australia national or chapter conferences; attendance at half a day of the conference, and the preparation of a written report on a conference session;
  • 20 hours supervised research assistance for an archive, library, institution or scholar.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subjects students will gain

  • skills to be able to plan and construct a conference paper
  • ability and self-confidence to present a lucid oral presentation
  • ability to assess scholarly presentations
  • ability to carry out a prescribed research task
  • knowledge of what is required to submit work to a scholarly publication.

One conference abstract (due in during the semester, of approx 150 words) (5%);
One 1000 word written conference report, due end of semester (20%);
One book review of 1500 words, due week 10 (35%);
One 1500 word report on what was achieved on the research project, due end of the semester (40%).

Prescribed Texts: None
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 will have developed:

  • A capacity for independent critical thought
  • An openness to new ideas
  • Knowledge, skills and practices that provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Musicology

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