Master of Music Performance(VCA)

Course 987AA (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014
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

Victorian College of the Arts and Music

Contact

Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au

Course Overview:

This degree commenced phase out in 2010 and there will be no further intake. This information is provided for indicative purposes only.

The central focus of the degree of Master of Music Performance is 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.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

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.

The degree is completed over two years full-time or four years part-time.

Subject Options:

Year 1

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2014
37.50
RHD First Half Year
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50

Year 2

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2014
37.50
RHD First Half Year
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Not offered in 2014
12.50
Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have completed a four-year Bachelor of Music degree with honours, or a 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 request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for subjects within this course are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of each subject 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 this course, 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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