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2012 Master of Music Studies(F7K)

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Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 1.5 yrs, Maximum 4 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 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.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010 For students who commenced prior to 2010, 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

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.

Course Objectives

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.
It is intended that graduates of this course majoring in the pedagogy stream will bring to their work a comprehensive knowledge of the repertoire for the instrument/s they will teach at the pre-tertiary level, the ability to make informed decisions about appropriate developmental sequences of learning and a thorough understanding of the technical and manipulative requirements of the instrument. Students will be required to think professionally about their work and to plan for their own continuing development.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who have completed some units in, or graduated with, the Graduate Diploma of Music (Specialisation), or the Graduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice, may apply for entry to the Master of Music Studies and may receive credit for units completed in those programs, as listed in the schedule and meeting requirements for the degree of Master of Music Studies. 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).


Students entering the program who have an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline from the University of Tasmania will be credited with the Music Research Methodology unit and one elective unit. Students with other postgraduate awards may apply for credit.

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