The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the issues, applications, directions and potentials for music research. Students will develop music research skills through collaboratively workshopping research proposals, reviewing literature and developing projects.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop a music research proposal.

2. Appraise existing literature.

3. Identify and critically analyse key issues in music research.

4. Communicate project results in written forms, using academic style.


Content

Topics will include:

  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music culture and politics
  • Practice based research, research based practice
  • Music and Arts Health

Student projects may involve work integrated or research integrated learning opportunities; projects that involve external stakeholders; group / collaborative projects; speculative or more theoretically oriented projects; professionally oriented projects; projects based on competition or award briefs.


Assumed knowledge

20 units of 2000 level courses


Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Research Proposal - 25%

Literature Review: Project Literature Review - 35%

Report: Project Report - 40%


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 9 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

Seminar

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