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MUI2004 Collaborative Music Practice 4

Semester 2, 2021 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 : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 July 2021


Examiner: Helen Russell


Pre-requisite: MUI2003

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.


Operating as a professional musician requires a detailed working knowledge of a range of specific performance contexts and of the impact that these contexts can have on the way musicians prepare for and navigate performance outcomes. For example, performing in a recording studio, on stage, or for live radio or television all employ distinct approaches and specific workflows. This course offers students a chance to work with music staff to identify and model an appropriate context to situate their ensemble project, giving them the opportunity to develop industry specific knowledge and experience, while continuing to build the practical and interpersonal skills essential for a career in music.


This course further develops the skills acquired through completion of MUI2003 by requiring students to work both independently and collaboratively on a project. Under the guidance of teaching staff, students will identify a relevant industry specific performance outcome, and design and develop an ensemble project that explores music performance in that specific context. Students must not only perform in the ensemble, but co-ordinate projects, be directed by fellow students and staff, identify key resources to support individual and project development, and critically reflect upon all relevant processes and outcomes.


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

  1. Evaluate, adapt and apply instrument and ensemble specific knowledge, technical and performance skills in a specific contemporary ensemble setting;
  2. Identify and evaluate key resources to support the development and delivery of a specific ensemble project;
  3. Develop and deliver an ensemble performance that models professional workflows;
  4. Effectively interpret and communicate complex musical ideas (oral and written) with both other musicians and audience;
  5. 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. Considering audience/environment: developing and effective and appropriate ensemble workflow 25.00
2. Identifying, evaluating and preparing appropriate musical repertoire 25.00
3. Analysing, adapting and applying specific details of musical style and genre 25.00
4. Communicating musical ideas in specific industry contexts 25.00

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:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  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.

Date printed 21 July 2021