Master of Music
Course code: 3069 ~ Course abbreviation: MMus ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
The course is designed for musicians wishing to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and competence in music performance. Candidates will develop specific vocational outcomes in music performance as well as in one or more of the following fields; musicology, ethnomusicology and world music, composition, music education and pedagogy, contemporary music and Australian music. In addition, candidates will acquire a range of research methods and techniques specific to music. They will develop the capacity for informed musical performance. Performance opportunities exist in instrumental and vocal areas.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in all units.
Students complete 72 points including one core and three electives at level 4, and one core and one elective at level 5.
Level 4 core unit
Level 4 elective
Level 5 core unit
Level 5 electives
Students who have completed 24 points of the Master of Music may apply to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Arts. Students who have completed 48 points of the Master of Music may apply to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Music.
Dr Joel Crotty