Course Title: Music: Career Pathways
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Music: Career Pathways
Credit Points: 24
345H Media and Communication
|Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018
Course Coordinator: Dr Shelley Brunt
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3789
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Availability: Please contact via email - Shelley works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required Prior Study
Successful completion of PERF2066 Music: Global Perspectives.
Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: Credit at RMIT
In this course you will undertake a work placement* to explore your chosen career. You will examine the pathways for employment available to you after graduation. These may include a career in the music industries, postgraduate research, and/or involvement in the creative industries more broadly. You will interact with industry and community through work integrated learning activities, and you will learn how to work effectively in an industry setting. You will create a portfolio of work that links to your work placement activities and that demonstrates how you integrated skills and knowledge acquired through your study into the workplace.
This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for BP047 Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry).
This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
*A WIL agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through RMIT Global Mobility. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to Changes or cancellation of WIL activities in the WIL Guideline.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
- Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Analyse and critically evaluate specific career pathways within the music industries.
- Identify your own professional strengths and weaknesses relevant to your career aspirations.
- Identify, develop and engage with networks in the music industries.
- Work effectively in an industry setting.
- Reflect on professional achievements and identify requirements for your future development.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
The University Library has extensive resources for Music Industry students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies: http://rmit.libguides.com/music.
The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment