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MUI2003 Collaborative Music Practice 3

Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Collaborative Music Practice 3
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Mark Scholtes


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. All ensemble activities will subject to the approval of the course examiner. Students' progress in this course will be supervised by an on-campus lecturer at regular intervals throughout the semester through email and/or video conference.


In addition to developing knowledge and building technical skills, it is important for the contemporary musician to cultivate the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively to initiate performance opportunities and deliver innovative creative projects. This course offers students the chance to negotiate their own ensemble outcomes and begin cultivating the capacity to support their own and each other’s ongoing musical and career development. In addition to building essential technical skills and knowledge, these collaborative ensemble projects promote the development of key interpersonal skills, present students with important new perspectives, and facilitate key network building opportunities.


This course further develops the skills acquired through completion of MUI1001 and MUI1002 by encouraging students to begin to take greater initiative on collaborative projects. Over the course of the semester, students will create their own ensemble project together with stated performance outcomes. Under the guidance of teaching staff, students must not only perform in the ensemble, but co-ordinate projects, be directed by fellow students, identify key resources to support individual and project development, and critically reflect upon practice.


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

  1. Develop and deliver an ensemble project that applies new and/or existing skills and knowledge;
  2. Identify and evaluate key resources to support the development and delivery of an ensemble project;
  3. Effectively interpret and communicate musical ideas (oral and written) with both other musicians and audiences;
  4. Work collaboratively and independently, take responsibility for, and critically reflect upon individual and group contributions to the development and delivery of the ensemble project.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Creating an ensemble identity: assessing and activating individual and group strengths 15.00
2. Identifying, evaluating and preparing musical repertoire 25.00
3. Analysing, adapting and applying the details of musical style and genre 30.00
4. Communicating musical ideas to both musicians and audiences 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 expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 26.00
Independent Study 139.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes

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.

  2. Students are required to attend all classes and workshops.

Date printed 18 June 2021