Courses & Units

Topics in Music 2 FCA443




This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication skills appropriate for postgraduate study.


Unit name Topics in Music 2
Unit code FCA443
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Assoc Prof Anne-Marie Forbes

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Gained an understanding of the scope and applications of music and/or creative arts research.
  2. Developed an understanding of a range of research methodologies appropriate to different fields of investigation.
  3. Gained an awareness of the central issues in music and creative arts debates of the last quarter century.
  4. Developed self-motivated cognitive enquiry and research skills to enable independent research in music/creative arts.
  5. Developed greater skills in critical thinking and improved writing and oral communication skills appropriate to varied tasks.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100101 $993.0 $850.0 not applicable $2,445.0

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online seminar (2 hours; 13 weeks)


Task 1: Class assignment (30%)

Task 2: Written assignment, 2000 words (30%)

Task 3: Research project, 2500 words (40%)

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Turabian Manual of Style 9th ed ISBN 978-0-226-43057-7

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