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Master of Music (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

What does music mean? Who is it for? And what might be its future?

We’re not looking for students who know the answers; we’re looking for students who ask the questions.

Enrolling in a Master of Music gives you the opportunity to explore the concepts and contexts of music guided by world-class academic staff delivering lectures, tutorials, one-to-one tuition, ensembles, master classes, technical workshops and musical activities in the community.

Your learning experiences are not just confined to the classroom or recital hall; you also have opportunities to undertake internships with an array of performance companies, production houses, public service departments, and collecting institutions.

The Master of Music offers three specialisations to match your passions:

  • Music Performance II
  • Music Composition, arranging, and sound design II
  • Musicology, ethnomusicology, and music curatorship II

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

<p><font color="#000000" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">NEW program - available for applications commencing from</font></p> Summer Session, 2015

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Music will advance your career in the traditional and emerging creative industries as a performer, composer, researcher, arranger, entrepreneur, scholar, teacher, cultural leader, or as a mixture of all of the above.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. pose research questions relating to music that are significant, original, and complex;
  2. investigate these questions creatively, critically, ethically, and independently through performance, composition, or in extended written form;
  3. place these questions in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  4. communicate their responses to these questions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences with either a technically outstanding professional-level public performance or composition, which is supported by a verbal explanation; or in an extended written form.
  5. complete a major piece of research in the field of Music.

Admission Requirements

By transfer from the Master of Music, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$20,832.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,168.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Music (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units which must consist of:

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MUSI7003 The Scholar Musician 1

MUSI8001 The Scholar Musician 2

MUSI8002 The Scholar Musician 3

THES8105 Thesis

Either:

24 units from completion of the following specialisation:

Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Curatorship II

A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MUSI7001 Graduate Music Performance 1

MUSI7002 Graduate Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1

MUSI8007 Graduate Music Professional Practice Project 1

MUSI8008 Graduate Music Professional Practice Project 2

MUSI8009 Graduate Music Research Project 1

MUSI8010 Graduate Music Research Project 2

A maximum of 12 units from completion of 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level elective courses offered by ANU

Or:

24 units from completion of one the following specialisations:

Music Composition, Arranging and Sound Design II

Music Performance II

30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MUSI7001 Graduate Music Performance 1

MUSI7002 Graduate Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 1

MUSI8003 Graduate Music Performance 2

MUSI8005 Graduate Composition, Arranging, and Sound Design 2

MUSI8007 Graduate Music Professional Practice Project 1

MUSI8008 Graduate Music Professional Practice Project 2

MUSI8009 Graduate Music Research Project 1

MUSI8010 Graduate Music Research Project 2

Specialisations

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