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MUSI386 Community Project

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Research project on a music topic in the community. Students apply research methods and knowledge to a research project of their own design.

Paper title Community Project
Paper code MUSI386
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,555.35

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36 200-level points
MUSI 486
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator and teaching staff: Prof. Henry Johnson


No textbooks are required for this paper.

Course outline

Please contact the School of Performing Arts for a copy of the paper profile.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

This paper will encourage students to have deep, coherent and extensive knowledge of the fundamental contribution of research to the discipline of ethnomusicology and the study of community music and music in the community, namely to:

  • Develop an appreciation of music in the community by understanding music in its cultural context;
  • Develop an ability to study, interpret and comprehend music in the community through the discipline of ethnomusicology;
  • Acquire knowledge and skills when studying music in the community and be able to write about this field effectively;
  • Gain an appreciation of scholarship on music in the community, including methods, theories and procedures relating to the field of ethnomusicology;
  • Display competency in working with others in classes (including fieldwork).

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 18-22