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MUI3020 Guided Studio Practice 3

Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication

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Examiner: Melissa Forbes
Moderator: Bruce Woodward


Pre-requisite: MUI2004

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

For entry into the Guided Studio Practice 3 students must successfully complete the audition process.

Special requirements for ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Individual instrumental and vocal tuition is not provided for online students in this course. Students' progress in this course will be supervised by an on-campus lecturer at regular intervals throughout the semester through ePortfolio, email and/or Skype.


Each musician is ultimately individually responsible for the quality of the technical and musical skills they bring to any musical situation. The individual practice of music is vital to acquiring and developing these skills. The ability to articulate a framework for practice and work consistently is crucial to any musician?s development and for establishing a pattern for lifelong learning.


Students develop a framework for productive, meaningful and relevant independent practice. Through classes, lessons and online activities, students are guided to work independently to establish and achieve their musical and technical goals.


On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. examine at a high level the skills and knowledge required for the individual practice of music
  2. develop, research, evaluate and apply at a high level a framework for independent practice
  3. apply the skills relevant to independent practice
  4. work independently at a high level to develop their own individual practice and thereby their musical and technical skills
  5. use reflection at a high level as an aid to practice and learning.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Researching, articulating and applying a framework for individual practice 40.00
2. Researching, identifying and applying performance practices 30.00
3. Researching, identifying and applying technical proficiencies 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • In order to complete the requirements of this course, students will require access to: (i) an internet connection to maintain ePortfolio and StudyDesk; (ii) a portable audio visual recording device such as the Zoom H2n audio recorder or the Zoom Q3 HD video recorder or recording devices built in to a laptop.
  • Materials as directed by the lecturer/s.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Materials as directed by the lecturer/s.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Consultation 4.00
Directed Study 13.00
Private Study or Practice 135.00
Tutorials 13.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ePORTFOLIO TASK 1 100 25 20 Mar 2015
ePORTFOLIO TASK 2 100 50 08 Jun 2015
ePORTFOLIO TASK 3 100 25 15 Jun 2015

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students? responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    It is the students? responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Not applicable.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.