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Research

Master of Music (Research)

    • CRICOS Code: 099325E

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Students are enroled in the Research Project (MMus) subject for the duration of their candidature. At the completion of the course students submit their final project which can consist of a written thesis, a combination of creative and written work, or a folio, depending on the discipline area.

    Students are expected to participate in Research Seminars and Intensive research weekends where relevant and students in Music Performance are expected to participate in Performance Class.

    Your final submission will be as follows:

    Composition

    Students are supervised to produce a composition folio of 50 to 60 minutes duration including a minimum of 2 original compositions in different media.

    Interactive Composition

    Students are supervised to produce a 60 minute folio of music and sound-based creative work with other media. Students in the discipline of Interactive Composition may be required to complete FINA90002 Research Methods in their first semester of enrolment.

    Jazz & Improvisation

    Students undertake independent research under supervision and produce a thesis, equivalent to 40,000 words, which consists of live performance and related written work. Students in the discipline of Jazz & Improvisation are required to complete FINA90002 Research Methods in their first semester of enrolment.

    Music Performance

    Students undertake a supervised project leading to a live public recital consisting of 70 minutes of repertoire supported by an integrated written work of 8,000 to 10,000 words. Students in the discipline of Music Performance are required to complete MUSI90191 The Research Process for Musicians (RHD) in their first semester of enrolment.

    Music Psychology

    Under supervision students undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 words.

    Music Therapy

    Under supervision students undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 words.

    Musicology/Ethnomusicology

    Under supervision students undertake a significant research project and prepare a thesis of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 words. Alternately students may produce a transcription of a substantial body of music together with a critical study of between 10,000 and 20,000 words, or, a minor thesis of 20,000 to 25,000 words and 3 elective subjects.