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Doctor of Musical Arts

PERF5600 Graduate Research Methods

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hour seminar/week or equivalent Assessment: Assignments include research statement, literature review, seminar/poster presentation and, written project proposal (or other written task agreed with lecturer) (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course is designed to prepare students for undertaking their own research projects in music. It will introduce and develop students' awareness of recent musical scholarship and research methodologies and equip students with skills to design and conduct research across a wide variety of musical topics. Students will begin exploration of the topic area that is the intended focus for their research during their degree. Students will situate their performance/composition research in the current field and present their research proposals to students and staff for discussion.
PERF5601 Creative Work Project 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1-hour individual tuition per week and attendance and participation at Performance Seminar or equivalent. Assessment: Performance and conducting: Work-in-progress presentation of 20-30 mins duration with formative feedback about research, presentation and performance/composition skills from the supervisory team and UoS Coordinator; formative feedback for work presented at Postgraduate Creative Research seminar. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will commence preparation for the research-based projects which culminate during Semester 2. Students work with the guidance of an advisor. Requirements will vary according to the field. For further detail, see the DMA Guidelines.
PERF5602 Creative Work Project 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1-hour individual tuition per week and attendance and participation at Performance Seminar or equivalent. Prerequisites: PERF5601 Assessment: Substantial creative work presentation or composition portfolio with accompanying critical notes or equivalent documentation for jury assessment and formative feedback about research, presentation and performance/composition skills; formative feedback for work presented at Postgraduate Creative Research seminar. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will develop and present a research-based project with the guidance of the advisor. Requirements will vary according to the field. Where appropriate and approved in advance, performance students may work with a staff accompanist; the staff accompanist will be available for 8 hours of rehearsal and for the recital. For further detail, see the DMA Guidelines.