Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Music (Composition)

Available fulltime and part time (domestic), only fulltime for international students (part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Course CRICOS code: 006671A
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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RTP only. Australian fee-paying places not available.

This course is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP). Under the RTP, domestic students are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of the course. This exemption is valid for up to four years for students enrolled in a doctoral program and up to two years for a research master’s degree. More details on RTP and other fees you may need to pay.

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