Course Details

Qualification

Masters Degree

Study Load

Part Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Master of Music

This specialist degree is designed for professionals or graduates to pursue composition or performance at postgraduate level, as well as investigate the theoretical/historical aspects of performance and composition.

All candidates produce independent research with the guidance of a supervisor.

Master of Music (in composition)
Students are required to present for examination a portfolio consisting of a composition or group of compositions which show(s) advanced technical accomplishment and imaginative resource, and a thesis on a topic related to one or more aspects of the portfolio.

Master of Music (in musicology)
Students are required to present for examination a thesis or a transcription and edition of a substantial body of music to be accompanied by a critical commentary.

Master of Music (in performance)
Students are required to present for examination a recital program which demonstrates advanced artistic integrity and technical accomplishment, and a thesis on a topic related to one or more aspects of the recital.

Master of Music (Orchestral Performance)
At the end of the course, students are required to present for examination:

  • recordings of their performance projects, where such recordings are available;
  • a report of their performance program by the Orchestral Mentor assigned by WASO; and
  • a thesis (of 8,000 to 10,000 words) on a topic related to one or more aspects of their performance program.