Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|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.|
Associate Professor Stuart Greenbaum, Head of Composition
Faculty of VCA and MCM
VCA and MCM Research Office
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352) or 9035 3471
The Master of Music is a professional research degree that prepares students for specialist careers in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, conducting or music therapy.
The MMus (composition) involves completion of a folio of works (50–60 minutes in duration). There is no dissertation requirement for this degree.
On completion of this course students should be able to:
On completion of the Composition stream, students will have:
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Full-time and Part-time study options are available.
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Candidates undertake the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
Seminars are undertaken across three semesters.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
To be accepted into the Master of Music, students should normally have a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree in composition, or equivalent, with a final result of first-class honours or high second-class honours. Successful applicants will typically be embarking upon a professional career as a composer.
Further details regarding how to apply are available via the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music website: http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/mmus
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 transcript is not in English, a certified translation must also be provided.
Applicants for the Composition stream are required to submit a selection of original music with their application. This should comprise two or three representative works only, at least one of which should be a sustained work of over 10 minutes duration. It should include at least one notated, bound score and at least one work written in the last 2 years. Recordings of MIDI versions are acceptable, however it is advisable to submit at least one example of a live or studio performance. All recordings, including electro-acoustic works, should be submitted on CD.
Applicants should also include a list of works composed (including instrumentation, duration, and date), together with a list of any publications (scores & recordings), performances and broadcasts to date.
Evidence of Scholarly Ability
Applicants intending to undetake the Minor Thesis option are required to submit a copy of their Honours dissertation or a substantial piece of scholarly writing with their application.
Evidence of research ability
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a Masters course, and which has, or have, been conducted, and assessed, individually. Research carried out in groups should at least have been graded individually. This project, component, or subject(s) may include:
(a) any obviously research oriented project, subject or sustained piece of scholarly writing conducted for assessment, such as small theses, research essays, long essays, or studios; AND/OR
(b) any less-obviously research subjects, including practice-based subjects such as composition, performance or fieldwork, where there is also scholastic rigor as documented in a sustained piece of writing analogous to (a); AND/OR
(c) any subjects directed at the formation of research skills, such as methodology and reasoning, such as scientific reasoning, or legal reasoning, where a sustained piece of writing has also been produced.
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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.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wider variety of contexts.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
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