MUSC4141 Music Honours Research 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Music [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
The units MUSC4140 Music Honours Research 1 and MUSC4141 Music Honours Research 2 enable students to undertake indepth study in one of the specialisations: musicology, composition, performance, liturgical music, or electronic music and sound design.

Students will write their own creative/research contracts detailing assessment components and weightings. The LMS specifies mandatory minimum requirements and general guidelines for creative contracts, and students are encouraged to discuss these with the honours coordinator prior to enrolment. All contracts must be approved by principal teacher/supervisor, head of area, and honours coordinator.

As a guide, creative contracts comprise a variety components presented across semester one and two such as written dissertations, oral presentations, compositions of new works, performances.

The Music Honours Research units are taken over two successive semesters and both MUSC4140 and MUSC4141 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.
Students are able to (1) critically and creatively engage with ideas relating to a specific area of music research in musicology, composition or performance; (2) confidently and skilfully pursue music research using appropriate methods; (3) present for examination a research thesis (i.e. dissertation or creative object) that approaches or reaches professional standards; (4) musicology students: present a research paper at a Conservatorium of Music research seminar; and (5) musicology students: participate in discussion at weekly Conservatorium of Music research seminars.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (or portfolio) as detailed in approved
creative/research contract. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Cecilia Sun
Unit rules
MUSC4140 Music Honours Research 1
Contact hours
specialised instruction or supervision: one hour per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.