The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course will familiarise students with a diverse range of research fundamentals relevant to the creative and performing arts. It will investigate the requirements for the presentation of knowledge creation and verification to enable students to undertake research at an Honours level.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Awareness of basic research design relevant to the creative and performing arts.

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

3. The ability to select, evaluate and represent relevant research data

4. A high level of analytical skills and research preparation skills appropriate to Honours level sources


This course will involve the critical analysis and evaluation of research designs relevant to the creative and performing arts. Students will be given access to relevant critical literature and a variety of 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

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study: Essays & Seminar

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