Honours Units

Subject details

Bachelor of Arts

MUSC4011 Music Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Charles Fairchild Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week, plus fortnightly supervision Prerequisites: Credit results in MUSC3609, and either MUSC2631 or MUSC3699, plus a Music Major with credit average results in 36 senior music credit points. Assessment: 15,000 - 20,000 word thesis which may include a creative component equivalent to 6000 words (50%); Dissertation Seminar (20%); 12 credit points in Arts or Music units of study (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours BA in Music 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 Honours co-ordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are: A dissertation on a topic agreed with the course coordinator, but normally negotiated by the end of the previous year in the course of MUSC3609 Musicology. A research-based creative component (performance, composition, curation) equivalent to up to 6000 words may, with permission of the supervisor, be included as an integral part of the dissertation, and a further 12 credit points in Arts or Music (subject to approval).
MUSC4012 Music Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUSC4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUSC4011
MUSC4013 Music Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUSC4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUSC4011
MUSC4014 Music Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUSC4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUSC4011

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

CMPN4610 Composition Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Smetanin Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr Dissertation Seminar/week, weekly supervision, Advanced Analysis Class, and a further 6 cps in an approved unit of study. Prerequisites: CMPN3004 or CMPN3605, CMPN3006 or CMPN3606 with a Distinction average. Assessment: Submission of a composition portfolio (50%) and 8,000 to 10,000 word thesis including Dissertation Seminar (30%); 12 credit points in approved units of study (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Composition Honours is both a completion at a high standard of an academic education in composition, and a preparation for postgraduate study in music. Intending Honours students should speak to the Chair of Unit before enrolling. 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.
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
CMPN4612 Composition Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CMPB4611 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CMPN4610
CMPN4613 Composition Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: CMPB4612 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to CMPN4610

Bachelor of Music (Musicology)

MCGY4611 Musicology Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kathleen Nelson 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 Musicology 5 & 6, 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 Chair of Unit 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 Chair of Unit, 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 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 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 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4603 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MCGY4611

Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

MUED3629 Honours: Research in Music Education 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Webb Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hour seminar per week Assessment: Bibliography and review of literature; preliminary research proposal (100%). 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 program and enrolment is subject to approval of the Chair of Unit and Undergraduate Studies Committee.
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: Dr Michael Webb 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; ethics documentation. (100%) 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 qualitative and quantitative 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: Dr Michael Webb Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr individual supervision /week plus attendance at weekly seminars. Prerequisites: Credit result in MUED3630 Assessment: Oral presentation of research findings and thesis 12,000-15,000 words (46%), Music education seminar assessments (54%) 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. Intending Honours students should speak to the Music Education Honours Coordinator before enrolling. Honours requirements are: Successful completion of MUED3629 and MUED3630, an oral presentation and a thesis normally well-prepared by the end of the previous year in the course of MUED3629 and MUED3630. 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 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 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MUED4613 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to MUED4612

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

PERF4610 Performance Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit 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 Principal Study 4 & 6, and overall distinction average results in all academic units. 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 Chair of Unit 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 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4610 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to PERF4610
PERF4002 Performance Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MCGY4003 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to PERF4610
PERF4003 Performance Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4002 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to PERF4610

Bachelor of Music Studies

PERF4601 Honours Project 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit 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: 3 year Bachelor of Music Studies degree (or equivalent) in which candidates have obtained a minimum credit average in second and third year units of study and a distinction average in their Principal Study area.
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 Chair of Unit 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 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 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: PERF4604 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to PERF4601
PERF4604 Honours Project 4

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