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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titlePhD (Mus Perf)
CRICOS code072749C
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4088
Course coordinator

Dr Joel Crotty

Description

Candidates develop and present a live performance in a public venue, and submit a written critical commentary on their work. The performance will embody the results of the research investigation, which will be into the contexts, aesthetic elements and theoretical influences of the project.

The commentary will address performance context and methodology and demonstrate how the performance research contributes towards the body of scholarly knowledge.

Candidates will demonstrate that they have utilised advanced methodologies of practice as research in performance, developed an understanding of the intersections of theory and practice in the performing arts, advanced the field of practice-based research with an original contribution to knowledge and practice, enhanced their skills in practical performance work, and developed their awareness of the demands of professional practice.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • expose candidates to advanced methodologies of practice as research in music performance
  • foster a deeper, critical understanding of the intersections of theory and practice in the performing arts that will enable the candidate to move beyond this binary and create a practice that both reflects and embodies theory
  • provide the conditions necessary for the candidate to advance the field of practice-based research with an original contribution to knowledge and practice
  • enable candidates to challenge and extend their advanced knowledge and training as music performers
  • enhance and further refine the skills of candidates in practical performance work
  • develop a heightened awareness in candidates of the demands of professional practice.

Requirements

Candidates develop and present a live performance in a public venue, and later submit a written critical commentary. The performance will normally be up to 120 minutes and the commentary 25,000 - 30,000 words. The equivalent combined word total is 80,000 words.

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy (Music Performance)