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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMMusSt
CRICOS code041062B
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3070
Course coordinator

Dr Joel Crotty

Description

The course is designed for musicians wishing to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and competence in music. Candidates will develop specific vocational outcomes 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 critical reflection and informed assessment in the area(s) of their musical specialisation.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • 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.

Structure

This course consists of one core and three elective units at level four, and one core and one elective unit at level five.

Requirements

Core units

  • APG4789 Research methods in music
  • APG5835 Topics in musicology or APG5843 Compositional thought: Writings by composers and sound artists

Level four electives

  • APG4664 Music pedagogy
  • APG4788 20th and 21st century music repertoire studies
  • APG4790 Special research project in music
  • APG4791 Special project: Composition and music technology - Part 1 and APG4792 Special project: Composition and music technology - Part 2

Level five electives

  • APG5836 Directed reading in music
  • APG5837 Australian music history
  • APG5838 Medieval and renaissance music
  • APG5839 Music scholarship
  • APG5840 Research project in musicology or ethnomusicology

Alternative exit(s)

Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:

  • 24 points with a Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • 48 points with course 3071 Graduate Diploma in Music Studies.

Award(s)

Master of Music Studies