Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Dr Joel Crotty



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


The unit enables students to undertake an in-depth research project on a particular topic in music under the direct supervision of a School of Music staff member.


On completion of the unit, students are able to:

  1. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a chosen topic, for example, the history, style and context of a selected music genre, instrument, ensemble or repertoire;
  2. outline and apply an appropriate research methodology to identify, categorise, write and/or perform critically about the chosen topic.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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