Graduate Certificate in Music (Practical Music)

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  • Objectives
    Students will gain a general understanding of the key concepts and issues in a music specialisation and develop appropriate technical and critical skills.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Music (Practical Music)
  • Course description
    This program is designed for graduates of undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than music.

    Applicants are eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate or Diploma if they:

        * Hold an undergraduate degree at a pass level, with an average of at least H2B (70%) in the major.


        * Selection into the Practical Music specialisation will be subject to a satisfactory audition.
        * Selection into the Musicology/Ethnomusicology specialisation will be subject to the satisfactory assessment of a piece of scholarly writing.
        * The Selection Committee may conduct interviews, or call for written work, referee reports, or employer references, to elucidate any of the above.

    Application Procedure

    Students are encouraged to provide as much detailed information in support of their application as possible and to discuss their application with a member of the Academic Staff prior to submission.
    Certified transcripts of academic records at any tertiary institution other than The University of Melbourne must be forwarded with the application. If the transcription is not in English a certified translation must be provided.


    Applicants for the Practical Music specialisation are required to undertake a thirty (30) minute audition.

    Overseas and, where necessary, interstate students may submit a CD recording in place of attending an audition. The CD is to be recorded in one session, must be uncut, and accompanied by a statutory declaration stating that.

    Core Participation Requirements:    

    It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.
    Graduate Attributes:     University of Melbourne postgraduate coursework degrees seek to develop graduates who demonstrate a capacity for contemporary professional practice and/or specialist knowledge and theory. Postgraduate coursework degrees have multiple purposes. They are designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced knowledge and understanding in a specialist area; to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and to engage with new and emerging fields of study.

    Generic Skills:    

    Graduates should also have developed the following skills:

        * A sound attitude towards undertaking life-long learning in music;
        * A well-developed capacity to understand and participate as an individual and in collaborative teams as a leader or as a team member;
        * A sophisticated level of written, verbal and musical communication skills;

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