Master of Music Studies (F7K)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 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

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

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 Master of Music Studies is offered by the Conservatorium of Music at Hobart. It can be completed in a minimum of three semesters (one calendar year) full-time or a maximum of three years part-time.

The Master of Music Studies aims to provide a quality tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework program. The program aims to provide students with professional skills as performers, composers or instrumental/vocal studio teachers, including advanced technical skills in their particular discipline; a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of repertoire and musical concepts; and the skills to design, conduct and appraise research critically.


Students will be required to think professionally about their work and to plan for their own continuing development.

Course structure

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2014. For students who commenced prior to 2014, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2012 should refer to the 2012 Handbook.

Students choose one of four streams, either Performance, Composition, Orchestral Studies or Musicology, and complete a total of 150% of units for the Master of Music Studies comprising two compulsory core units (50%), four electives (50%) and a further 50% of units according to the schedule for the selected stream. NB: Students intending to apply for the PhD program must complete the 50% Major Research Project unit.

Schedule

Students choose one of four streams, either Performance, Composition, Orchestral Studies or Musicology, and complete a total of 150% of units for the Master of Music Studies comprising compulsory core units that includes a written research component of not less that 25%. The complementary study unit required for Performance, Composition and Orchestral Studies streams must be a written project as approved by the course co-ordinator. NB: Students intending to apply for the PhD program must complete the 50% Major Research Project unit.

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

Further 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

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

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

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

Plus ONE of the following units:

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

OR

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

AND electives totalling 25 points from the approved elective list

Composition 1 is the first semester of postgraduate study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. By this stage, you will have completed a folio of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and therefore established…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Composition 2 is the second semester of postgraduate study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. By this stage, you will have completed a folio of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and therefore established…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Further advanced studies in composition. Primary concentration is given to the development of high level technical and musical skills in an individual program. On completion of the unit, students should have skills in the technique of large ensemble composition. Development…

Credit Points: 25

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

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

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

Plus ONE of the following units

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

OR

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

AND electives totalling 25 points chosen from the approved elective list

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

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

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

Plus EITHER

Performance and composition students enrolled in this unit will complete an exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words. The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce a properly researched paper complementary to the student's performance/composition presentations. Students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

OR
Music elective/s totalling 25 points
Plus ONE of the following units

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

OR

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

And EITHER

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject leading to a thesis of 15,000 words or undertake an approved major performance/composition project that includes a minimum 5,000 word written component.…

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

The first of two units where students undertake over two semesters independent research on an approved subject leading to a thesis of 15,000 words or undertake an approved major performance/composition project that includes a minimum 5,000 word written component.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

The second of two units for students to undertake over two semesters independent research on an approved subject leading to a thesis of 15,000 words or undertake an approved major performance/composition project that includes a minimum 5,000 word written component.…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus electives totalling 25 points  from the approved elective list

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

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

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

Composition 2 is the second semester of postgraduate study of the technical and expressive skills for music composition. By this stage, you will have completed a folio of projects designed to establish writing skills and compositional craft, and therefore established…

Credit Points: 25

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

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.

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.

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 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Students may enrol in up to 50 points undergraduate level units in the Master of Music Studies, subject to approval from the Coordinator of Post Graduate 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.

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

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

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

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

PlusONE of the following 12.5 point units

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

OR

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

AND electives totalling 25 points from the approved elective list

Entry requirements

Students with an undergraduate music degree or equivalent accepted by the university will be accepted for university entrance into the program. Candidates who have been admitted to the university must also pass appropriate entrance examinations, auditions and interviews as deemed necessary by the Conservatorium.

Students with an undergraduate music degree or equivalent accepted by the university will be accepted for university entrance into the program. Candidates who have been admitted to the university must also pass appropriate entrance examinations, auditions and interviews as deemed necessary by the Conservatorium.

Students who terminate their studies after completing 100% of the coursework units (including both required 25% major study units and the Music Research Methodology unit) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Diploma of Music (Specialisation). Students who terminate their studies after completing 50% of the coursework units (including one 25%required unit) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Certificate of Music (Specialisation).

CreditStudents entering the program who have an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline from the University of Tasmania will receive 50% credit including one major study unit and Music Research Methodology and one elective. Students with Honours degrees from other institutions or other postgraduate awards may apply for upto 50% credit.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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