Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice (F6H)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

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Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 074837J
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule.

International students please refer to the International Students website.

The Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice focuses on the acquisition and structured development of music performance at a level consistent with the expectations and requirements of professional music practice. The program is for highly gifted musicians who wish to pursue a dedicated period of study with an emphasis on repertoire and ensemble performance excellence as a means to develop high-level attributes in artistic expression.

The educational objectives of this course are to provide high-achieving performance students the opportunity to spend a year focussed exclusively on activities that are essential for those desiring a performance career. The core units of study are performance based and focus on the development of critical skills and self-reflection in solo and ensemble settings. In addition to individual or ensemble tuition, the units of study in this course require regular and dedicated periods of effective personal practice and preparation. Students will develop acute awareness of ensemble integrity and achieve self-actualization through feedback from ensemble directors, tutors and individual lessons honing critical reflective skills

The assessment of learning needs to allow students to demonstrate their ability to communicate through their chosen instrument. Music performers work with sound to create affect in real time. In real time, intentions have little impact: performers must make the moment work and this can only be assessed in performance.

Course structure

Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice students will be required to complete units totalling 100% in accordance with the accompanying schedule and comprising:

* 50% of core units (performance/ or orchestral studies):

FCA501 Performance 1 and FCA502 Performance 2

OR

FCA413 Orchestral or Vocal Studies B and FCA536 Orchestral or Vocal Studies c

* 50% electives (chosen from a list of offerings)

Students may enrol in up to 25% undergraduate level units in the Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice, subject to approval from the Course Coordinator

Core Units

Choose a pair of units from the following:
For Performance

Advanced studies in instruments/vocal performance in an individual program of study designed to develop a high level of technical and musical skills appropriate to the specialist area. Development of knowledge and understanding of advanced repertoire and associated concepts.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Further study in an individually designed program developing high level technical and musical skill for instrumental/vocal performance. Further development of knowledge and understanding of advanced repertoire and associated concepts.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Or
For Orchestral Studies

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt quickly to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal/performance period students are expected to be able to respond quickly…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS electives totalling 50 points chosen from the approved elective list

Electives

Complementary study is a specifically designed investigation to support the major area of study. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project has been agreed to by the Head of Discipline. Students can choose a topic for special…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with opportunities to develop the skills required for professional participation in a small ensemble environment. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise such that students develop collaborative, interpretative and presentation skills for the performance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with further opportunities to develop the skills required for professional participation in a small ensemble environment. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise such that students master collaborative, interpretative and presentation skills for the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Chamber Music 1 provides students with an advanced unit of study in the preparation and presentation of major works of chamber music repertoire. The repertoire shall be determined and agreed upon by the students and unit coordinator at the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Chamber Music 2 is a second unit of advanced study in the preparation and presentation of major works of chamber music repertoire. The repertoire shall be determined and agreed upon by the students and unit coordinator at the commencement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt to the…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal/performance period students are expected to be able to respond quickly…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides an opportunity to explore in depth over a semester particular aspects of a chronological period of music history. Periods will be cycled and topics chosen will focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in depth historical, theoretical and contextual aspects of a specific music topic. Topics, which will be cycled, focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolled in this unit will undertake a detailed course of study reviewing major aspects of music history and theory with particular emphasis on structure and analysis. Its purpose is to provide students with the background necessary to pursue quality…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The first of two units, Orchestral Practice 4A enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire and excerpts classes, masterclasses,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The second of two units, Orchestral Practice 4B enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to gain additional experience through participation in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to enable students to develop skills in the rehearsal and recording of chamber music/small ensemble/orchestral audition repertoire for a professionally presented end product. Students choose the repertoire for the recording project and are responsible…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students may enrol in up to 25 points of advanced level undergraduate units, subject to approval from the Course Coordinator

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Music, or equivalent experience. Applicants are required to undertake a performance audition and interview.

The performance should consist of thirty minutes of music to show the applicant's skill and artistry. Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the audition and interview panel.
After the audition/interview process is complete, a report is written by the chair of the audition panel. The Head of School (or designate) and the course coordinator then review the audition report to determine each candidate's suitability for the course.

International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for post-graduate entry.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Music (Performance) (F5L), the Graduate Certificate in Music (Orchestral Studies) (F5L), Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (Performance) (F5K) or Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (Orchestral Studies) (F5K) may articulate with full credit into the Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice.

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice may be granted 50% credit into the Master of Music Studies or up to 62.5% credit into the Master of Music.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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