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MUS4640 - Fieldwork Techniques and Technology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Margaret Kartomi


Not offered in 2007


An introduction to the theory and practice of fieldwork in the musical traditions of the West and other cultures of the world, including individual and group fieldwork planning and methods; audio-recording, videoing and filming; the processing of field materials, including transcription and analysis; and reviewing of ethnographic films; videos and records.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should have a practical and theoretical knowledge of individual and group fieldwork techniques and an understanding of how to transcribe, analyse and process data which has been collected and recorded.


Written (3000 words): 33%
Individual fieldwork assignment (3000 words): 33%
Group fieldwork assignment (3000 words): 34%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week