From music student to industry professional: An entrepreneurial learning design

Kelman, Kristina L. (2015) From music student to industry professional: An entrepreneurial learning design. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This design-based research project addresses the gap between formal music education curricula and the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the professional music industry. It analyses the work of a teacher/researcher who invited her high school students to start their own business venture, Youth Music Industries (YMI). YMI also functioned as a learning environment informed by the theoretical concepts of communities of practice and social capital. The students staged cycles of events of various scales over a three-year period, as platforms for young artists to engage and develop new, young audiences across Queensland, Australia. The study found that students developed an entrepreneurial mindset through acquisition of specific skills and knowledge. Their learning was captured and distilled into a set of design principles, a pedagogical approach transferrable across the creative industries more broadly.

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ID Code: 82751
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Arthurs, Andy & Doherty, Catherine
Keywords: music education, music industry, entrepreneurial learning, social capital, community of practice, distributed learning, design-based research, entrepreneurial competencies, entrepreneurial mindset, self-directed learning
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:20

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