On completion of this course students should be able to

  • Design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project
  • Obtain well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline
  • Engage in independent and contextually-informed artistic practice
  • Communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication;
  • Critically evaluate relevant scholarly literature and artistic practice
  • Have an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area

On completion of the Jazz & Improvisation stream, students will have

  • Developed performance skills to the level expected at a live public performance
  • Ability to present research in publishable form or work towards incorporating findings in further research

Course Description

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music has proposed major changes to the Master of Music by research courses currently offered. If this change is approved, the Master of Music courses by research will become one course: the Master of Music (Research). For most discipline areas this will not change the course entry requirements, nor will it change the actual courses. We are doing this to simplify our course offerings and make it easier to distinguish research Masters from coursework Masters. If you have already applied for entry to a research Masters in 2019, your application will be assessed and it is likely offers will be for the new course.

The Master of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) is a research degree which prepares you for a career in contemporary music performance.

The program seeks to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a major creative research project characterised by originality and independence. Jazz & Improvisation candidates present a live performance and submit a dissertation that together should investigate issues and questions that are core to contemporary music making. You are provided with training in research methods, contemporary artistic practice and theories of arts and culture while developing individual mastery in your field of practice.

The program invites research applicants with projects relating to contemporary music performance individually or in an interdisciplinary way. 

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