MUSC4104 Music Research Project
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Music [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- In this unit students undertake a music research project.
I. Performance, composition, liturgical music, and electronic music and sound design streams students produce a research portfolio on an approved topic. This involves:
(1) study under supervision of a project relating to the literature or techniques of music; and
(2) submission of an extended research paper (4,500–6,000 words) that approaches or reaches professional publication standard; and
(3) presentation of a research paper at the Conservatorium of Music Honours and postgraduate seminar.
II. Musicology stream students choose one of the following three options:
(1) Complete a music research portfolio as outlined above. Students must research a topic different from the research undertaken for MUSC4140 Music Honours Research 1 or MUSC4141 Music Honours Research 2, OR
(2) Complete a music research portfolio that extends the research undertaken in MUSC4140 Music Honours Research 1 or MUSC4141 Music Honours Research 2 (4,500–6,000 words), OR
(3) Complete a creative project in performance and/or composition. Students will write their own creative contract detailing the assessment components. The contract is subject to approval by the student's principal teacher, head of area, and honours coordinator.
- Students are able to (1) critically and creatively engage with ideas relating to a specific area of music research; (2) confidently and skilfully pursue music research using appropriate methods; (3) according to specialisation stream, present for examination an extended research paper (4500–6000 words), or creative contract components, that approach or achieve professional presentation standards; (4) present a research paper at a Conservatorium of Music research seminar; and (5) participate in discussion at weekly Conservatorium of Music research seminars.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: research or creative portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Cecilia Sun
- Unit rules
- MUSC4103 Introduction to Music Research
- Contact hours
- Supervision: 6 x one-hour sessions per semester
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.