Minor Thesis-Composition/Performance

Subject MUSI90071 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Individual supervision.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Candidates will receive regular individual supervision as mutually agreed between student and supervisor. Students may be required to write regular reports on the progress of their research.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Musicological Research Methods and permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.

Students are expected to have a thesis topic approved by the Graduate Studies Committee before being permitted to enrol in this subject.



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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.


Prof Gary Mcpherson


Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
T: +613 99053471 or +613 83444337
E: dstrover@unimelb.edu.au / jessyew@unimelb.edu.au

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre
E: mcm-grad@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Minor Thesis - Composition (Full-Time), undertaken over two semesters of candidature.

This subject comprises research for, and writing of, an 8,000- to 10,000-word thesis.


On completion of this subject students should have:

  • Conceived, planned and executed a substantial research project;
  • Demonstrated a capacity to think originally and independently within the chosen area of musicology;
  • Shown a command of both standard literature and writings at the current scholarly forefront of their chosen field;
  • Shown the ability to apply musicological research methodologies rigorously and appropriately.

Candidates must submit two copies of the thesis within the period of candidature for examination pursuant to Statute 12.5.1.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Music (Composition)

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