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A supervised creative project involving collaboration with one or more musicians, and/or with other arts practitioner(s). The student may be involved as a performer, composer, improviser, producer, or similar musical activity.
This course gives the student an opportunity to embark on a guided collaborative experience with other students studying at UC. The final output of the project can be a performance, a recording, an installation or other site-specific work. The project should take place concurrently with the student’s enrolment in the course, and ideally the collaborators should be UC students and concurrently enrolled in MUSA397.
The ability to engage artistically with professional or amateur musicians in the broader communitySkills in interdisciplinary musical practice Awareness of musical or artistic context of their work outside of the classroomThe ability to articulate musical goals to those outside their area of expertiseTransferable SkillsSelf-assessmentGoal-settingTime-management and meeting deadlinesDesign and construction skillsVerbal and written communication skills
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Any 45 points at 200 level from MUSA, and permission from the Head of School.
WORKLOADStudent workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:• 12 hours attending individual tutorials• 100 hours collaborative work• 38 preparation of project description
The final form of the work should be agreed upon at the beginning of the semester between the student and the instructor. This can include, but is not limited to, a musical score, recording, video, or audio-visual documentation of a site-specific or performance work. In addition, students should submit a written text that explains: The nature of the work and any relevant aesthetic or theoretical background; A detailed explanation of the role and responsibilities of the student; Information about the other members of the group and their role in the collaboration; A short descriptive passage that could serve as a program note for a recording, performance, or exhibition. All assessments are due by the date specified in the Assessments section on the course page in LEARN, and should be submitted through the LEARN system. Late work will be accepted up to one week after the deadline with a 10% penalty.
Barrett, Margaret S;
Collaborative creative thought and practice in music
Frodeman, Robert. , Klein, Julie Thompson., Pacheco, Roberto C. S;
The Oxford handbook of interdisciplinarity
Oxford University Press, 2017.
O'Hara, Kenton. , Brown, Barry;
Consuming music together : social and collaborative aspects of music consumption technologies
Domestic fee $892.00
International fee $4,313.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts