Learning outcomes

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Apply the best practices of local, national and international standards in their professional performance in their chosen specialisation;
  • Pursue an informed program of independent further study in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
  • Provide leadership in the profession in their chosen area of specialisation in music;
  • Use current technologies and assimilate the potential of emerging technologies to facilitate and heighten the dissemination of skills, knowledge and information;
  • Value and participate in projects requiring team-work.

On completion of the Composition stream, students will have:

  • Developed compositional skills and techniques to a professional level;
  • Clarified a personal stylistic and philosophical rationale;
  • Developed a greater understanding and knowledge of the professional world of composition.

Course Description

The Master of Music (Composition) is a research degree which prepares students for a career in composition. As a student in this course you will be given supervision and guidance to produce a folio of original compositions.

The folio will be made up of a minimum of two original compositions, in different media, of 50 minutes in duration. You will also produce a CD recording of a performance of at least one work written during the period of candidature. Candidates will receive regular individual lessons and will participate in composition-related activities, including a weekly Composition Seminar and Postgraduate Seminar. Students may alternately undertake a combination of folio and minor thesis (of an equivalent total) with permission of the course coordinator.

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