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MUI2003 Collaborative Music Practice 3

Semester 1, 2022 Online
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
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Helen Russell


Pre-requisite: MUI1002


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.

Course learning outcomes

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

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.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Date printed 27 June 2022