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MUI2004 Collaborative Music Practice 4

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Collaborative Music Practice 4
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Helen Russell


Pre-requisite: MUI1002

Other requisites

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

Special requirements for ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Students are required to join or form an ensemble in their local area to fulfil the ensemble component of this course. Students are free to continue with their ensemble from MUI2003. 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.


Collaboration is of central importance to most music making. In this course students continue to learn practical skills in musical technique and communication, particularly as they relate to contemporary ensemble playing. Students participate in collaborative activities aimed at further developing prototype behaviours of a functional musician, including musicianship, versatility, adaptability, leadership, reliability, interpersonal skills and self-reflection. Students learn to further develop and deliver their own projects.


This course further develops the skills acquired through completion of MUI2003 by requiring students to work both independently and collaboratively on a project. On-campus students will contribute towards a project co-ordinated by staff. These students learn to not only self-initiate but take direction from project co-ordinators. Staff will act as project co-ordinators and musical directors. Online students will continue with their ensemble activities from MUI2003 or propose a new ensemble activity.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. apply knowledge, technical and performance skills in a contemporary ensemble setting
  2. interpret and communicate musical ideas (oral and written) effectively with both other musicians and audiences
  3. work collaboratively and organise activities and projects with staff and peers
  4. gain a basic understanding of the logistics of planning and executing larger musical projects and operate as part of a project team
  5. work independently, take responsibility for, and reflect upon individual learning which contributes to the effectiveness of the ensemble and project outcomes.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Participation and engagement: Active participation in all classes, workshops, , rehearsals and performance outcomes is an essential element of this course. A guide to participation and engagement will be provided in writing in a Course Addendum which will be placed on StudyDesk at the beginning of the semester 20.00
2. Project proposal and development: Students develop projects collaboratively which are designed to deliver a performance outcome towards the end of semester 20.00
3. Ensemble: Students participate in ensemble activities which develop collaborative activities aimed at further developing the prototype behaviours of a functional practical musician 40.00
4. Analysis and Self-Reflection: Students maintain an ePortfolio in which they use a multi-media platform to analyse and reflect on their own musical and project development. 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

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 expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 75.00
Independent Study 90.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PEER AND SELF ASSESS 100 10 25 Oct 2019
REFLECTIVE ESSAY 100 30 25 Oct 2019

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.