Project approval: Friday of Week 2
Project completion: Friday of Week 12
Students will undertake a creative and performing arts project for the term that has a significant
practical component. It is expected that this project will require a minimum of 10 to 12 hours per week of self-directed
study. This is to be documented and discussed as part of Assessment item 1 – Personal reflective journal.
Before students commence their project they must seek project approval from the Unit Coordinator who will also assign a project supervisor as appropriate. The project approval form can be found on the Moodle course website, and must be submitted to the Unit Coordinator before the Friday of week 2.
Evidence of the completion of the project must be submitted to the Unit Coordinator by Friday of Week 12. Students who are not able to meet these timelines due to the constraints of the project must seek an extension from the Course Coordinator before the Friday of Week 12 or risk a Fail for the course.
Possible types of projects
These samples are provided for the guidance of students enrolled in this course. Other projects may be negotiated with the Unit Coordinator, but should be of similar scope.
Regular performance in one or more musical or theatrical ensembles that includes weekly attendance at rehearsals and personal practice, culminating in a public performance or series of performances.
Regular private instrumental or vocal lessons that include weekly lessons, regular personal practice, culminating in a public performance or examination (e.g. AMEB, Trinity College London, ANZCA etc).
Composition or arrangement of musical works culminating in a CD recording. Number of works to be negotiated with the project supervisor.
Choreography of a number of dance works or theatrical works. Number of works to be negotiated with the project supervisor.
Teaching project within a studio, classroom, band, dance group etc. This could be working towards a specific project such as an Eisteddfod performance or end of term concert.
Possible types of evidence
These samples are provided for the guidance of students enrolled in this course.
CD and/or DVD recording of the public performance (performance/ theatrical/choreographic projects);
Certified copy of the Certificate/results sheet showing a Pass in the examination completed (music, dance or drama examinations);
CD recording of the compositions/arrangements, including project sheet outlining the recording processes used (for recording technology projects) and/or sheet music/arrangements used (for composition or performing projects);
Teaching tools for the teaching project that may include copies of the arrangements used in the ensemble, lesson plans as well as a recorded performance of the final project. In teaching projects, the focus of the assessment will be in the teaching strategies used, lesson plans, arrangements rather than the final performance.
Each project will have individual assessment criteria that is negotiated with the Unit Coordinator on submission of the Project Proposal Form at the end of Week 2.
If the project is too large or unsuitable for online submission, it may be submitted in hard copy to the Unit Coordinator. This should be posted to CQCM, P. O. Box 636, Mackay, Qld. 4740