Honours Units

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

MUSC4211 Arts Music Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week; 7 x half hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Prerequisites: 48 senior credit points with a credit average or above in any MUSC2XXX or MUSC3XXX or MCGY2XXX or MCGY3XXX units which must include MUSC3609 and (MUSC3629 or MUSC3699 ) Assessment: 1 x thesis to the equivalent of 20000wds (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Music. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarise yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies and submit drafts at agreed times.
MUSC4212 Arts Music Honours Thesis 2a

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week; 7 x half hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Assessment: 1 x 18-20000wd thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial independent research project in Music. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.
MUSC4213 Arts Music Honours Thesis 2b

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week; 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average Assessment: 1 x 12-14000wd thesis (70%), 1 x creative piece to the equivalent of 6000wds (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial independent research project in Music, with an embedded creative component. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.

Bachelor of Music (Composition) Honours

CMPN4610 Composition Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr weekly supervision of composition, 2 hr Dissertation Seminar and 3 x 1hr sessions with approved thesis supervisor. Prerequisites: MCGY4601 and CMPN3606 Assessment: The final honours mark consists of: Composition Portfolio (50%), an 8,000 to 10,000 word thesis including successful completion of Dissertation Seminar (30%); Advanced Analysis (10%); 12 credit points in approved units of study (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Credit result in MCGY4601, distinction average in third year units of study and in Composition 5 and 6.
Composition Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in composition, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Honours requirements are: A dissertation and original portfolio in an area normally negotiated by the end of the previous year in the course of MCGY4601 Research Methods, attendance at the Dissertation seminar, and a further 12 credit points in approved units of study. Assessment is done in each semester for all units of study with results held over until completion of the honours programme. Submission on completion of the second semester is required of the portfolio of works (including recordings of as much of the portfolio and possible) and the thesis. Note: a mark is achieved for Advanced Analysis and Dissertation Seminar but it is only contingent on successful completion of these units for ratification of the final honours result.
CMPN4611 Composition Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CMPN4610 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CMPN4610. In this unit CMPN4666 Advanced Analysis, and a further 6cps in an approved unit of study (free choice) is embedded into this unit.
CMPN4612 Composition Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit also includes 1hr weekly supervision of composition, 6 x 1hr sessions with an approved thesis supervisor. Corequisites: CMPN4611 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CMPN4610.
CMPN4613 Composition Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: This unit also includes 6 cps in an approved unit of study (free choice). There are 6 x 1hr sessions with approved thesis supervisor. Corequisites: CMPN4612 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CMPN4610.

Bachelor of Music (Musicology) Honours

MCGY4611 Musicology Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2-=hr Dissertation Seminar/week in semester 1, Musicology Workshop seminar/week, weekly supervision, 12 further credit points in advanced Analysis and History units of study. Prerequisites: Distinction average in (MCGY3605 and MCGY3606), and credit average results in all academic units. Assessment: Submission of a written thesis of 15,000 to 18,000 words and a 40-minute public presentation of a paper based on the thesis (60%); Musicology Workshop and Dissertation Seminar (20%); 12 credit points in advanced analysis and history units of study or other advanced units as approved by the Coordinator (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Musicology Honours is both a completion at a high standard of undergraduate education in musicology, and a preparation for postgraduate study in musicology. Intending Honours students are encouraged to use their third-year Free Choice units to study a language which may be relevant to their proposed Honours research area. Students should consult the unit coordinator before applying. The Honours student prepares a dissertation on a topic normally negotiated by the end of the previous year in the course of MCGY3606 Musicology 6 and outlined in a written proposal. Following submission of the dissertation the student presents a spoken paper on the dissertation topic and is expected to respond to questions posed from the floor by examiners and audience members. Other Musicology Honours requirements are attendance and participation in the Dissertation Seminar during the first semester; attendance and participation at Musicology Workshop during both semesters; and a further 12 credit points of approved units of study. With the permission of the unit coordinator, the approved units of study may be taken in the Faculty of Arts. Ongoing study of a language relevant to the student's research is particularly encouraged. Musicology Honours students should aspire to a standard of research suited to publication in a national refereed musicological journal.
MCGY4612 Musicology Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4611 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MCGY4611
MCGY4603 Musicology Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4605 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MCGY4611
MCGY4605 Musicology Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4603 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MCGY4611

Bachelor of Music (Music Education) Honours

MUED3629 Honours: Research in Music Education 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kathryn Marsh Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar per week Assessment: Annotated Bibliography (30%); literature review (50%); preliminary research proposal (10%); participation (10%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is commenced in the third year of the degree and enrolment is subject to approval of the Unit Coordinator.
The aims of this unit of study are to develop an understanding of music education research processes, and to identify research methods suitable for individual students' research topics. It examines a range of music education research paradigms which can broadly be categorised as qualitative and quantitative and introduces students to related research procedures. Readings and seminar activities are designed to facilitate students' critical analysis of research in terms of the relevant research methodologies. Students will also develop strategies for locating and reviewing literature pertaining to their fields of research interest. As an outcome of this unit, students will submit a preliminary literature review and preliminary research proposal.
MUED3630 Honours: Research in Music Education 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kathryn Marsh Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour seminar per week or 1 hour individual consultation per week during part of the course. Prerequisites: MUED3629 Assessment: Initial thesis chapters (50%); ethics documentation (30%); seminar report on research topic (10%); seminar and consultation attendance and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates and extends skills acquired in Honours: Research in Music Education 1. It broadens students' knowledge of a variety of research methods, concepts and research designs which are useful in answering empirical research questions. Evolving skills will be extended through practical tasks in which students examine and apply a range of data analysis procedures. Through ongoing reading and critical evaluation of related research literature, students will prepare a research proposal for implementation in the final semester of the Honours program. This will be documented in the form of the first three chapters of a thesis. Ethical issues in music education research are an adjunct area of study and students will submit all documentation required for ethics approval of their proposed research.
MUED4612 Music Education Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kathryn Marsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr individual supervision /week plus attendance at weekly seminars. Prerequisites: MUED3630 with Credit grade or above Assessment: Oral presentation of research findings and thesis (65%), Music education seminar assessments (35%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Honours in Music Education is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education and a preparation for postgraduate study in music education. The final year Honours units of study enable students to undertake autonomous research into their chosen topics within the field of music education and to document the results of this research in the form of a thesis. Intending Honours students should speak to the Music Education Honours Coordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are: Successful completion of MUED3629 and MUED3630, and a oral presentation. A further 24 credit points in designated Honours Music Education seminars as follows: MUED4603 Cultural Diversity on Music Education, MUED4602 Senior Secondary Music Education and MUED4632 Professional Issues in Music Ed.
MUED4613 Music Education Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kathryn Marsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUED4612 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUED4612
MUED4614 Music Education Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Kathryn Marsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUED4613 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUED4612

Bachelor of Music (Performance) Honours

PERF4610 Performance Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week in semester 1, 12 hours supervision and 24 hours instrumental lessons across two semesters including performance workshops, plus participation across two semesters in either ensemble, orchestral, vocal diction or chamber music studies as appropriate. Prerequisites: Credit result in MCGY4601, distinction average in (PERF3626 and PERF2624) Assessment: A concerto-style or equivalent performance (up to 25 mins or 40mins for jazz students) (20%); Honours public recital of 45-50 minutes (30%); Critical notes (2,000-2,500 words) (10%); 8,000 -10,000 word thesis including Dissertation Seminar (30%); participation in ensemble/performance classes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: A staff accompanist will be available to work with the candidate in 8 hours of rehearsal for concerto-style performance and for the final public Recital (semester 2) where this is appropriate to the needs of the performance and approved in advance.
Performance Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in performance, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Intending Honours students should speak to the unit coordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are: the presentation of both a concerto-style performance (normally in semester 7) as well as a public recital (normally in semester 8), the latter with accompanying critical notes, a dissertation in a topic normally negotiated by the end of the previous year in the course of MCGY4601 Research Methods, attendance at the Dissertation Seminar, and participation in either ensemble, orchestral, vocal diction or chamber music studies.
PERF4611 Performance Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4610 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4610
PERF4002 Performance Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4003 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4610
PERF4003 Performance Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4002 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4610

Bachelor of Music Studies (Honours)

PERF4601 Honours Project 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week, individual lessons and/or supervision as appropriate to the student's area of study. See Musicology, Performance or Composition (Honours) for full details. Assessment: Equivalent to either Musicology, Composition or Performance Honours as stated in MCGY4611, CMPN4610 and PERF4610. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Three year Bachelor of Music Studies degree (or equivalent) in which candidates have obtained a WAM of at least 75 in 2nd and 3rd year units of study for Performance or Musicology, or, a distinction average in 3rd year units of study for Composition; and have the permission of the Honours Coordinator.
The Honours strand for the BMus Studies, BMus Studies/BA and BMus Studies/MBBS degrees allows students to extend their musical knowledge and skill base within a stand-alone 4th year honours program. Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in music, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Intending Honours students should speak to the specific unit coordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are specified according to the area of study. Please refer to either CMPN4610 Composition Honours A, MCGY4611 Musicology Honours A or PERF4610 Performance Honours A for a full description.
PERF4602 Honours Project 2

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4601 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4601
PERF4603 Honours Project 3

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4604 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4601
PERF4604 Honours Project 4

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Helen Mitchell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4603 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to PERF4601