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MUI8003 Advanced Guided Studio Practice (Masters)

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Adv Guide Studio Prac(Masters)
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100101 - Music
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Bruce Woodward


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSTA or MARA


Each musician is ultimately individually responsible for the quality of the technical and musical skills they bring to any musical situation. The individual practice of music is vital to acquiring and developing these skills. The ability to articulate a framework for practice and work consistently is crucial to any musician’s development and for establishing a pattern for lifelong learning.


Students continue to develop a framework for productive, meaningful and relevant independent practice as initiated in the BCAR program. Through intensive workshops, individual lessons and reflection, students are guided to work independently to establish and achieve their musical and technical goals at an advanced level.


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

  1. examine at an advanced level the skills and knowledge required for the individual practice of music
  2. develop, research, evaluate and apply a framework at an advanced level for independent practice
  3. apply the skills relevant to independent practice at an advanced level
  4. work independently at an advanced level to develop their own individual practice and thereby their musical and technical skills
  5. use reflection at an advanced level as an aid to practice and learning.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Researching, articulating and applying a framework for individual practice 40.00
2. Researching, identifying and applying performance practices 30.00
3. Researching, identifying and applying technical proficiencies. 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 21.00
Independent Study 144.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 25 12 Aug 2019
PRESENTATION 100 50 21 Oct 2019
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 25 08 Nov 2019

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:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  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.