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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides an introduction to contemporary music research or visual arts research through the completion of a substantial research project. This research project in either contemporary music or visual arts may be entirely an academic project or the combination of a creative arts project plus a related exegesis.

Unit content

  • Developing and maintaining the project
  • The object of the critique
  • The object of the written component
  • Developing exhibition, performance, composition and performance and/or recording strategies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate the ability to develop a theoretically well-grounded visual arts research project OR contemporary music research project
2 produce an exhibition of work with an accompanying written component which documents and explores the context of the work, OR a written thesis which demonstrates a level of appropriate research and written skills.
3 analyse and evaluate literature and creative arts artefacts in which the research is based
4 analyse and evaluate relevant literature and creative arts artefacts for the production and understanding of student's own research and creative project
5 demonstrate the ability to work ethically, independently and with self-direction.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to develop a theoretically well-grounded visual arts research project OR contemporary music research project
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. produce an exhibition of work with an accompanying written component which documents and explores the context of the work, OR a written thesis which demonstrates a level of appropriate research and written skills.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. analyse and evaluate literature and creative arts artefacts in which the research is based
    • GA4:
  4. analyse and evaluate relevant literature and creative arts artefacts for the production and understanding of student's own research and creative project
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate the ability to work ethically, independently and with self-direction.
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
    • GA7: