Research Methods

Course code MUSI4402
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course will familiarise students with the diverse range of research methods relevant to the creative and performing arts. It will encompass an investigation of the philosophy and theories of knowledge creation to enable students to undertake research at an Honours level.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Awareness of the diverse range of research methods relevant to the Music and the arts.

2. Written and oral communication skills appropriate to a professional scholarly environment

3. The ability to select and argue a justification for appropriate methods to underpin their individual research project

4. A high level of analytical skills and research preparation skills as evidenced through the identification and use of appropriate research sources


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

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


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