Master of Music Studies

Program code

5298

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1.5 years full-time
1 year full-time with advanced standing

Credit points

120

Indicative fee

$31,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher and audition and/or portfolio

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

028003M

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

To be eligible for the award of Master of Music Studies (MMusSt), a student must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 120 credit points for a specialisation as specified in the program structure

OR

  • gain 40 credit points as specified in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies and
  • gain 80 credit points for a specialisation as specified in the program structure.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Exit points

To be eligible to exit the Master of Music Studies program with the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies award, a student must acquire 40 credit points for courses as prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (3091).

To be eligible to exit the Master of Music Studies program with the Graduate Diploma of Music Studies award, a student must acquire 80 credit points for courses as prescribed for the Graduate Diploma of Music Studies (4117).

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Note: Students choosing to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Music Studies will not be eligible for admission to complete the Master of Music Studies at a later date.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Program options

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Composition specialisation  120
OR
Tri 1,2   Conducting specialisation  120
OR
Tri 1,2   Pedagogy specialisation (see Note 1) 120
OR
Tri 1,2   Performance specialisation  120

Note 1: Admission to the 120 credit point Pedagogy specialisation is available in Trimester 1 only and admission to the Pedagogy specialisation with advanced standing is available in Trimester 2 only.


Composition Practice
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10

Note 1: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Composition Practice
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: If 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research and 7180QCM Music Research Project or equivalents have not previously been completed, these courses must be completed as per program structure or as Electives. Both these courses are required for the award of the Masters degree.

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2  20
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Note 2: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Composition Research
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10

Note 1: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Composition Research
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2  20
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Conducting Practice

120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 1 7402QCM Pedagogy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 7549QCM Practical Study 1  10
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 2 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 2 7559QCM Practical Study 2  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 1 7240QCM Approved Practice  10
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7569QCM Practical Study 3  10
Tri 1 7180QCM Music Research Project  10

Conducting Practice

80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: If 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research and 7180QCM Music Research Project or equivalents have not previously been completed, these courses must be completed as per program structure or as Electives. Both these courses are required for the award of the Masters degree.

This 80 credit point program is available only to those students who have successfully completed the Conducting specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (3091).

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7559QCM Practical Study 2  10
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 1 7240QCM Approved Practice  10
Tri 1 7569QCM Practical Study 3  10
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7180QCM Music Research Project  10

Conducting Research

120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 1 7402QCM Pedagogy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 7549QCM Practical Study 1  10
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 2 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 2 7559QCM Practical Study 2  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10

Year 2

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 1 7240QCM Approved Practice  10
Tri 1 7569QCM Practical Study 3  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Conducting Research

80 credit point program with advanced standing

This 80 credit point program is available only to those students who have successfully completed the Conducting specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (3091).

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7559QCM Practical Study 2  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10
Tri 1 7522QCM Score Reading and Analysis for Conductors  10
Tri 1 7569QCM Practical Study 3  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Pedagogy Practice
120 credit point program

Note: Admission to this 120 credit point specialisation is available in Trimester 1 only.

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7811QCM Pedagogy 1  10
Tri 1 7402QCM Pedagogy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 7449QCM Pedagogy in Practice A  10
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 2 7801QCM Pedagogy 2  10
Tri 2 7459QCM Pedagogy in Practice B  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship  10
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7469QCM Pedagogy in Practice C  10
Tri 1 7180QCM Music Research Project  10

Pedagogy Practice
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: If 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research and 7180QCM Music Research Project or equivalents have not previously been completed, these courses must be completed as per program structure or as Electives. Both these courses are required for the award of the Masters degree.

Note: Admission to this specialisation (with advanced standing) is available in Trimester 2 only.

This 80 credit point program is available only to those students who have successfully completed the Pedagogy specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (3091).

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7801QCM Pedagogy 2  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7459QCM Pedagogy in Practice B  10
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship  10
Tri 1 7469QCM Pedagogy in Practice C  10
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate electives  20

Pedagogy Research
120 credit point program

Note: Admission to this 120 credit point specialisation is available in Trimester 1 only.

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7811QCM Pedagogy 1  10
Tri 1 7402QCM Pedagogy Practicum 1  10
Tri 1 7449QCM Pedagogy in Practice A  10
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 2 7801QCM Pedagogy 2  10
Tri 2 7459QCM Pedagogy in Practice B  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10
Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship  10
Tri 1 7469QCM Pedagogy in Practice C  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Pedagogy Research
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: Admission to this specialisation (with advanced standing) is available in Trimester 2 only.

This 80 credit point program is available only to those students who have successfully completed the Pedagogy specialisation in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies (3091).

Year 1
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 7801QCM Pedagogy 2  10
Tri 2 7403QCM Pedagogy Practicum 2  10
Tri 2 7459QCM Pedagogy in Practice B  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship  10
Tri 1 7469QCM Pedagogy in Practice C  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Performance Practice
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10

Note 1: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Performance Practice
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: If 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research and 7180QCM Music Research Project or equivalents have not previously been completed, these courses must be completed as per program structure or as Electives. Both these courses are required for the award of the Masters degree.

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2  20
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1,2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Note 2: Free-choice electives must be at a postgraduate level.

Performance Research
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10

Note 1: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Performance Research
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  10
Tri 1 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10
Tri 2 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2  20
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Performance Practice (Opera students only)
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1 7121QCM Lyric Diction (see Note 1) 5
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 1) 5
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 1) 5
Tri 2   Postgraduate free-choice elective  (see Note 3) 15
OR
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  15

Note 1: Enrolment in this course requires written approval from the Head of Opera Studies.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Note 3: Free-choice electives must be at postgraduate level.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 2) 5
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  5

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Note 2: Enrolment in this course requires written approval from the Head of Opera Studies.

Performance Practice (Opera students only)
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Note: If 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research and 7180QCM Music Research Project or equivalents have not previously been completed, these courses must be completed as per program structure or as Electives. Both these courses are required for the award of the Masters degree.

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 2) 5
Tri 1   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  15
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 3) 20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 2) 5
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  5

Note 1: These courses must be completed in the first trimester of study.

Note 2: Enrolment in this course requires written approval from the Head of Opera Studies.

Note 3: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Performance Research (Opera students only)
120 credit point program

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7139QCM Performance Study 1  20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 1) 5
Tri 1 7121QCM Lyric Diction  5
Tri 1 7011QCM Introduction to Music Research  10
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 1,2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  5
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Note 1) 5
Tri 2 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1  10

Note 1: Enrolment in this course requires written approval from the Head of Opera Studies.

Note 2: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7239QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Note 1: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 70 credit points of the published program structure including at least 20 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Performance Research (Opera students only)
80 credit point program with advanced standing

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 7239QCM Performance Study 2 (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 7132QCM Opera Class (see Notes 1 & 2) 5
Tri 2   Listed Conservatorium postgraduate elective  5
Tri 1 7200QCM_P1 Dissertation Part 1 (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 7539QCM Advanced Performance Study (see Note 3) 20
Tri 2 7200QCM_P2 Dissertation Part 2  20

Note 1: These courses must be completed in the first trimester of study.

Note 2: Enrolment in this course requires written approval from the Head of Opera Studies.

Note 3: A prerequisite for enrolment in 7539QCM will be completion of at least 30 credit points of the published program structure including at least 10 credit points of postgraduate music literature courses.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Music Studies may enrol in a maximum of 10 credit points only from Listed Electives B. All other electives must be chosen from Listed Electives A.

Students in the Master of Music Studies are permitted to enrol in a maximum of 50 credit points only from Listed Electives A. All other electives must be chosen from Listed Electives B.

Listed Electives A

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7022QCM English for Music Studies (see Note 3) 10
Tri 1 7241QCM German for Singers  5
Tri 1 7141QCM Italian for Singers 1  5
Tri 1 7525QCM Postgraduate Project Studies 1  10
Tri 1 7402QCM Pedagogy Practicum 1 (see Note 4) 10
Tri 1 7712QCM ProTools for Musicians  10
Tri 1 7109QCM Sources and Editions (offered in even years only) 10
Tri 1 7811QCM Pedagogy 1 (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 7169QCM Music: Sound and Idea (offered in odd years only) 10
Tri 1 7043QCM Awareness through Movement  10
Tri 1,2 7240QCM Approved Practice  10
Tri 1,2 7871QCM Postgraduate Ensemble (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 7131QCM Opera Ensemble  5
Tri 2 7044QCM Accent Method Breathing (see Note 5) 10
Tri 2 7722QCM Virtual Studio Technologies  10
Tri 2 7341QCM French for Singers  5
Tri 2 7041QCM Movement and Stagecraft (see Note 2) 5
Tri 2 7309QCM Interpretation on Record (offered in even years only) 10
Tri 2 7506QCM Music Engraving and Publishing  10

Listed Electives B

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 7183QCM Special Topics in Music Theory  10
Tri 1 7511QCM Pedagogy Internship (see Note 4) 10
Tri 1,2 7180QCM Music Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 7526QCM Postgraduate Project Studies 2  10
Tri 1,2 7133QCM Opera Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 7801QCM Pedagogy 2  10

Note 1: All postgraduate elective choices require the approval of the Program Director and these courses require special audition or the approval of the Course Convenor.

Note 2: This course is available to Voice students only.

Note 3: This English language course is for International and Non-English Speaking Background Domestic students with approval only.

Note 4: This course is available for Pedagogy students only and requires the approval of the Pedagogy Convenor.

Note 5: Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate vocal/performance or instrumental major or pedagogy program and have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology.