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  • Objectives
    The Master of Music course aims to engage graduates to acquire highly informed and developed skills in specialised areas of composition or public performance.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites 1. Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance or Composition) or equivalent; and 2. prerequisites for the particular studies to be undertaken in the course; 3. audition (live or recorded) or submission of a folio of compositions may be required for applicants who are graduates of other universities.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Music
  • Course description
    It is expected that graduates of the course will be able to demonstrate:

    1.
    1. the capacity to prepare and perform substantial public recitals of high professional standard   and with a particular focus;
                or
    2. composition and presentation of substantial and cohesive musical works of a high professional standard;
      
    2. highly developed performance or compositional technique;
      
    3. utilisation of musicological knowledge and method to inform their performance or composition;
      
    4. effective communication of their own knowledge and understanding of music;
      
    5. skills in researching, developing and presenting a scholarly commentary on a designated performance or composition;
      
    6. professional and ethical behaviour, reflecting the ethos of the University's Mission, which supports the uniqueness and dignity of each person.

    Master of Music
    MMus

    80 cp

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Degree
    To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

       1. 40 cp from Performance, Choral Direction or Music Composition Units;
       2. 20 cp from Research Units directly associated with the student’s performances or Composition Folios;
       3. 20 cp from Electives.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Performance Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MUSC636                 20     Master’s Practical Study: Instrumental A (Pre: A grade of Distinction or                                              above in MUSC432 Advanced Practical Study: Instrumental B, or                                                      equivalent. Co: MUSC642 Research Project A)
    MUSC637                 20     Master’s Practical Study: Instrumental B (Pre: MUSC636 Master’ Practical                                          Study: Instrumental A, or equivalent. Co: MUSC643 Research Project B)
    MUSC638                 20     Master’s Practical Study Vocal A (Pre: A grade of Distinction or above in                                              MUSC430 Advanced Practical Study: Vocal B, or equivalent. Co: MUSC642                                          Research Project A)
    MUSC639                 20     Master’s Practical Study Vocal B (Pre: MUSC638: Master’s Practical                                                      Study:Vocal A, or equivalent. Co: MUSC643 Research Project B)

    Choral Direction Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MUSC608                 20     Master’s Choral Direction A (Pre: A grade of Distinction or above in                                                  MUSC423: Advanced Choral Direction B, or equivalent. Co: MUSC642                                                  Research Project A)
    MUSC628                 20     Master’s Choral Direction B (Pre: MUSC608: Master’s Choral Direction A,                                         or equivalent. Co: MUSC643 Research Project B)

    Composition Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MUSC640                 20     Master’s Composition A (Pre: A grade of Distinction or above in MUSC421                                          Music Composition B, or equivalent. Co: MUSC642 Research Project A)
    MUSC641                 20     Master’s Composition B (Pre: MUSC640 Master’s Composition A. Co:                                                  MUSC643 Research Project B)

    Research Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MUSC642                 10     Research Project A (Pre: Entry into the Master of Music course. Co:                                                  MUSC636 Master’s Practical Study: Instrumental A, or MUSC638 Master’s                                          Practical Study: Vocal A, or MUSC608 Master’s Choral Direction A, or                                                  MUSC640 Master’s Composition A)
    MUSC643                 10     Research Project B (Pre: MUSC642 Research Project A. Co: MUSC637                                              Master’s Practical Study: Instrumental B, or MUSC639 Master’s Practical                                          Study: Vocal B, or MUSC628 Master’s Choral Direction B, or MUSC641                                              Master’s Composition B)

    Electives66
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MUSC610     10     Advanced Studies in Musicology A
    MUSC629     10     Advanced Studies in Musicology B
    MUSC630     10     Introduction to Musicology
    MUSC631     10     Special Study in Music
    MUSC632     10     Music and Liturgy
    MUSC633     10     Psalmody and Hymnody
    MUSC634     10     Western Plainchant in Theory and Practice
    MUSC635     10     Music and the Sacred
    THEO662      10     Foundations in Liturgy
    66A student may undertake electives from other Master’s level courses (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and provided that prerequisite and co-requisite requirements are met), with the approval of the Course Co-ordinator.

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