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Master of Arts - Creative Practice in Music

The Master of Arts uses a variety of teaching approaches, from face-to-face lectures, seminars and workshops to blended learning. Small group learning and regular close contact with research active academics are embedded across the program.

Students complete 12 units worth of core courses in their chosen discipline, and a capstone thesis also worth 12 units, which allows students to pursue their interests in greater depth.

Unique to this degree is a 6 unit internship that provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in an organisation related to their career aspirations. Students take elective courses from outside of their discipline area to develop cross-disciplinary thinking and the ability to apply it to solve complex problems.

Creative Practice in Music

The Creative Practice in Music specialisation in the Master of Arts will equip students with practical, theoretical and conceptual tools to enter the world of music in the 21st century as a creative artist. This program focuses on the use of digital technology across the fields of sonic art, sound design and composition, including the application to contemporary media such as film and games. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of different approaches, both individual and collaborative, and styles from popular to experimental, in compiling a professional portfolio of creative work.

Semester 1 Semester 2
MUSONIC 7001: Music Creative Practice Major Project (12 units)

MUSONIC 7002: Music Creative Practice Research Project (6 units)
MUSONIC 7003: Music Creative Arts Portfolio (6 units)
Semester 1 Semester 2
Elective (6 units) Elective (6 units)

For further information on your degree structure, please speak with Stephen Whittington, Head, Sonic Arts

For further information on enrolment, please visit degree finder

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