Research Project Development

Course code MUSI4401
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course will assist students to conceptualise, initiate, plan and develop a research project appropriate to the Honours level. These activities will include the initial scoping of the project, literature reviews, writing workshops, pilot activities and project planning as well as substantial work towards the substance of the research project, in whichever form and using whichever method is selected. This course is intended to complement and extend upon MUSI4402 and to prepare students for the development and completion of their research in MUSI4604.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. The necessary skills to conceptualise and undertake a substantive piece of research in the Music;

2. Contextualised understanding of the complex critical discourses that inform research in the Music;

3. Research and reflective skills relevant to the particular project;

4. Written and oral communication skills commensurate with research at honours level in the Music.

5. Project management, initiative, autonomy, self confidence and planning skills as required to scope and plan the activities and timelines to complete a research project within the given timeframe


This course will involve the critical analysis and evaluation of research methods relevant to music and the arts. Students will given access to relevant critical literature and a variety presentations, seminars and forums.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that students entering the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program will have successfully completed a Bachelor of Music program (or equivalent), and attained an average credit grade in the major study relevant to their proposed Honours music specialisation.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Seminar Presentation

Essay: Essay/creative work

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 17 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term