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MUM4640 - Fieldwork Techniques and Technology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Margaret Kartomi


Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)


Students choose an Asian, Australian, European or other local or visiting performing arts group and prepare a field research project based on observations, audio and video recording or filming, interviewing and processing of materials gathered. Studies include theory and practice of field work in the areas of music, dance, theatre and education, reviewing of ethnographic films, video and sound recordings.


By the end of the semester, students undertaking the unit should have a practical knowledge of fieldwork techniques and an understanding of how to transcribe, analyse and process data which has been collected and recorded.


Recording and computer technique assignment (5000 words): 40%
Listening/technical tests: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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