Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Kerry Murphy, Head of Musicology
Professor Catherine Falk, Head of Ethnomusicology
T: 13 MELB (6352) International +(61 3) 9035 5511
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
The Graduate Diploma in Music is designed for university graduates in any field who wish to undertake university-level study in music. The program draws together subjects from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music's existing degree programs, and may be taken part-time or full-time.
Musicology: Students will conceive, plan and execute a Dissertation, and present a paper at a conference organised by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music mid-way through the two semesters of enrolment. To support the writing of the dissertation, students will undertake a Music Research subject, introducing them to current issues in musicology and the variety of resources and methodologies available for musicological research. Topics include an introduction to the skills and techniques of musicological research, including such issues as music bibliography, editorial practices and archival practices, as well as the mechanics of dissertation writing. Students will also choose academic elective subjects relevant to their area of research and interest.
Ethnomusicology: Students will conceive, plan and execute a dissertation, and present a paper at a conference organised by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music mid-way through the two semesters of enrolment. To support the writing of the dissertation, studens will undertake the subject The Ethnography of Music, where discussion and seminars will centre on key issues – both historical and current - in ethnomusicology. Topics include ethnographic representation, fieldwork methods, ethical issues in field research, and connecting musical analysis with cultural analysis. Students will be assisted to become “experts” in a case study in an area of interest to them. Students will also choose from a range of academic and non-Western ensemble elective subjects relevant to their area of research and interest.
Students will gain a general understanding of the key concepts and issues in a music specialisation and develop relevant academic and applied musical skills and knowledge.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
Full-time and Part-time study options are available.
Students undertake one of the following course structures.
|Subject Options:|| |
Students enrolled in the Musicology specialisation undertake the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Four Academic Electives (50 points)
Students enrolled in the Ethnomusicology specialisation undertake the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Three Academic Electives (37.5 points)
Two Ensemble Electives (12.5 points)
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This program is designed for graduates of undergraduate degrees in disciplines other than music.
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criterion –
2. Selection into the Musicology/Ethnomusicology specialisation will be subject to the successful assessment of a recent piece of scholarly writing.
Detailed information is available via www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/graddipmus
Evidence of Scholarly Ability
Applicants are required to submit a copy of a recent piece of scholarly writing with their application, and a research proposal for the Dissertation.
|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.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music offers a wide range of study options including:
Graduate Research programs:
Graduate Coursework programs:
For full details of graduate courses offered by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, see www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/grad
University of Melbourne postgraduate coursework degrees seek to develop graduates who demonstrate a capacity for contemporary professional practice and/or specialist knowledge and theory. Postgraduate coursework degrees have multiple purposes. They are designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced knowledge and understanding in a specialist area; to enhance professional knowledge and skills; and to engage with new and emerging fields of study.
Graduates should also have developed the following skills:
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