Master of Music Studies (F7K)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2022

ATAR

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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.

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This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students.

This course is now in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions. Please visit Art, Music and Theatre for the latest information.

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 from 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 page.

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.

Students undertake 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. The study focuses on the development of both professional-level knowledge and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Students undertake 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. The study focuses on the development of both professional-level knowledge and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Students undertake 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. The study continues the development of both professional-level knowledge and…

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 honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Plus ONE of the following units:

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus ONE of the following units

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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 honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Plus EITHER

Students enrolled in this unit will complete a supervised exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words aligned with their creative specialisation (Stream).The exegesis must be an original work of scholarship; situated in literature; using a clear and appropriateresearch method.Students are required…

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

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

And EITHER

Credit Points: 50

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus electives totalling 25 points  from the approved elective list

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake 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. The study focuses on the development of both professional-level knowledge and…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 professionallypresented end product. Students choose the repertoire for the recording project and are responsible for…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake 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. The study focuses on the development of both professional-level knowledge and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PlusONE of the following 12.5 point units

x…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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 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.

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).

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.

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

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 56,072 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $36,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* 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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International
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