2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
Supervised study of an approved topic in music, involving research and leading to the presentation of an essay or music edition of between 12,000 and 15,000 words.
This supervised study involves a written dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words involving topics across a broad spectrum, including art, popular and traditional musics.
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,001.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$15,872.00|
- One of MUSI 301, MUSI 320, MUSI 323, MUSI 365, MUSI 366, MUSI 368, MUSI 369, MUSI 371, MUSI 386
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), MusB(Hons), PGDipArts, PGDipMus
It is required that students intending to enrol in this paper apply to the Department of Music by 1 October the year previous. Acceptance into this paper is dependent upon staff availability and suitability of proposed topics. Students should discuss possible topics for their essay as soon as possible with the paper convenor, Professor Anthony Ritchie.
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- Teaching staff
Paper Coordinator: Professor Anthony Ritchie
Teaching Staff: Various staff members, depending on the project undertaken.
- Paper Structure
This paper covers research into various musicological and ethnomusicological subjects. Please contact the School of Performing Arts office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the most recent paper profile.
- Teaching Arrangements
- One hour-long supervision each week.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will produce an extended dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words at a high standard of presentation.
- Students will be able to undertake research independently.
- Students undertaking the dissertation need not necessarily produce new and original research, but must be able to complete a competent, independent survey of the relevant written material, composed in the student's own words, with appropriate references and bibliography.
- Students should be able to produce a dissertation that is scholarly in tone and well-structured, including an introduction, review of literature, outline of methodology and appropriate use of appendices and bibliography.
- Where relevant, students will be able to undertake ethics approval and conduct interviews, etc. in the appropriate manner.