Courses & Units

Course rules for F7E Master of Music


1The College of Arts and Law (hereinafter called the Faculty) may accept as a candidate for the award of Master of Music any of the following: A person who:
 [i]has completed a Bachelor of Music degree of the University of Tasmania, or of another tertiary institution deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent; or
 [ii]has completed a bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania, or of another tertiary institution deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent, with a major in a relevant discipline which is considered by the Faculty to be suitable preparation for the Master of Music; or
 [iii]has performance skills which indicate a level of knowledge and expertise deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily; and
 [iv]demonstrates, during an audition/interview process, the potential to undertake the Master of Music.
2Candidates shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two years of full-time study, or five years of part time study, unless otherwise approved by Faculty. In certain circumstances, Faculty may approve a suspension of candidature for a period not exceeding twelve calendar months.

Course structure

3[i]To qualify for the award, the candidate shall successfully complete eight units as listed in Schedule A (a 200% load). Provided that up to 75% of the total load may be taken from other Schools with the prior approval of the Faculty.
 [ii]The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean or the dean's representative, be in accordance with Schedule A.
4[i]Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty summarised in Schedule A.
 [ii]A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or more than 50% weighting if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester.
 [iii]Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
 [iv]In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean or in accordance with the requirements of paragraph.

Credit for previous study

5Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award. Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Music will receive credit for up to 100% (one full year) of the Master degree.


6The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule.
7These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1998 and shall apply to all candidates for the award.
8The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Music shall be MMus.