Master of Music Performance(VCA)

Course 987AA (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010 - Southbank
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.

Coordinator

Dr R Vincs

Contact

Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Course Overview: The degree of Master of Music Performance has as its central focus the training of musicians to a level commensurate with the highest standards of performance within the profession. All facets of the program relate to performance and research into performance practice and its relevance to contemporary society and culture.
Objectives:

On completion of this course students should have :

  • acquired a professional level of expertise in their specialist discipline;
  • developed a comprehensive knowledge of the musical content and style of a wide body of historical and contemporary repertoire;
  • developed artistic and creative independence;
  • acquired appropriate skills in research, writing and criticism;
  • cultivated a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of the connections between music, contemporary society and culture including Australia‚Äôs indigenous culture.

The degree of Master of Music Performance has as its central focus the training of musicians to a level commensurate with the highest standards of performance within the profession. All facets of the program relate to performance and research into performance practice and its relevance to contemporary society and culture.

It is expected that in all areas of the program, students will demonstrate ongoing progress from year to year .

Course Structure & Available Subjects: Qualification for the award Master of Music Performance requires the satisfactory completion of all subjects listed below.
Subject Options:

Master of Music Performance

Year 1

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Year Long
37.50
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Year 2
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Year Long
37.50
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have completed a four year Bachelor of Music degree with honours, or Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours), and have extensive practical experience in one of the following designated Principal Study areas:

  • Instrumental/Vocal Performance;

  • Accompaniment (Keyboard);

  • Conducting/Directing; or

  • Performance/Composition.

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirments for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Graduate Attributes:
http://www.unimelb.edu.au/about/attributes.html
Generic Skills:

On completion of the Master of Music Performance students should be able to:

  • initiate research projects;
  • demonstrate an advanced level of musical expertise;
  • demonstrate a profound respect for truth and aesthetic integrity in performance, and for the ethics of scholarship;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the significance and value of the art-form to the wider community and their personal contribution to it;
  • demonstrate artistic leadership in the School community;
  • demonstrate the capacity for independent critical thought and self-directed learning;
  • demonstrate understanding of, and facility with, scholarly conventions in music research;
  • demonstrate a capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding of subject areas in oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate an ability to manage time to maximise the quality of learning;
  • demonstrate sensitivity to the life-view of others in the learning environment .

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