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Master's by coursework

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Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 2 yrs, Maximum 5 yrs.
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This course is offered on a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) basis to eligible domestic students. Student Contributions are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Student Contribution (HECS) Post 2009' as the fee type.
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The Master of Music (coursework) is a two-year coursework award designed to suit the needs of practising professional musicians.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2009. For students who commenced prior to 2009, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

Admission to the Master of Music (coursework) is by application and audition. Performers are expected to prepare at least 30--40 mins of music that demonstrates their musical skills. Composers are to submit a folio of recent work either as scores, sound recording, video or a combination of these.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to support advanced studies in instrumental/vocal performance, composition and music technology. Primary concentration will be given to the development of high level technical and music skills within the specialist area.

On completion of this course students should have:

  • developed advanced skills as performers and/or composers
  • acquired increased skills in their particular area
  • developed a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of repertoire and concepts
  • acquired research and communication skills commensurate with postgraduate study.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Music are engaged at all levels of the music profession, both in Australia and overseas. They enjoy successful careers as performers, teachers and administrators, or may be involved in broadcasting, journalism or as music critics.

Articulation to/from Course

Students completing the Bachelor of Music with Honours may receive full credit for units completed in that program into the Master of Music. Students who have completed some units in, or graduated with, the Graduate Diploma of Music (Specialisation) may apply for entry to the Master of Music and may receive credit for GradDipMus (Specialisation) units completed, as listed in the schedule and meeting requirements for the degree of Master of Music. Some credit may be available to students who have completed some units in or graduated with the Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice.

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