MASTER OF MUSIC

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Take your career in music to an elite level

In this course, you’ll translate your undergraduate studies or professional experience into a supervised, structured exploration of your own creative practice within an academic framework. 

Develop your professional skills

In developing your research, analytical and writing skills, as well as critical and creative thinking, you’ll produce a formal research report and become a recognised thought leader in your chosen musical field.  

You’ll amplify and extend your experience through more electives – guided and mentored by industry experts who’ll support you through your academic research. 

Collaborate and thrive in AIM’s inter-disciplinary music scene –classical, jazz, contemporary, electronic music, composition, theatre and more – where you can workshop with peers and industry professionals. 

Flexible Study Options

The Master Of Music course (two years) will focus on exploring the relationships between ideas, theory and your creative practice in an interdisciplinary musical environment.  The course content can also be studied in either the Graduate Certificate in Music (one semester), or Graduate Diploma (one year).

DURATION

6 months to 2 years full-time,
1 year to 4 years part-time

 

INTAKES

February, July

Location

Melbourne, Sydney

CODES

GCERT 036831G
GDip 036830J
Master 036829B 

CODES

GCERT 036831G
GDip 036830J
Master 036829B 

“While studying at AIM I’ve been fortunate to receive so many opportunities to work and further advance my chosen career in a professional environment…including working with Pacific Opera in their Little Cunning Vixen production  

Quinn Ann Le
Masters of Music (Vocals)

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

  • Alice Bennett

    Academic Lecturer

    alice bennett

    Alice Bennett is a Melbourne-based flautist with a keen interest in contemporary Australian music and exploratory improvisation. After completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours at Monash University, Alice travelled to Austria for the impuls 8th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music.

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  • Andrew Batterham

    Academic Lecturer

    andrew batterham

    Andrew Batterham is an Australian composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. His music has been performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA, by artists ranging from jazz legend James Morrison to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Dr. Brieley Cutting

    Academic Lecturer

    brierley

    Dr. Brieley Cutting is an Australian pianist whose playing has been critically praised for its “myriad of colours” and technical expertise. Throughout her career, she has combined her performing with her work as a piano teacher, academic lecturer, accompanist, artistic director, and artistic researcher.

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Your postgraduate studies allow you to specialise and further progress in your chosen musical career. They’ll also qualify you for further academic and career options, as well as professional teaching opportunities. 

The Graduate Certificate in Music, Graduate Diploma in Music and Master of Music combine major study, research, graduate seminars and elective study streams. And throughout your course, we’ll help you develop a broad range of skills by auditing undergraduate units.

 

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Master of Music Course Overview

 

Available Electives 

Graduate Film Music 

Graduate Teaching Techniques 

Graduate Production 1 

Graduate Special Project 1 

Applicants with Tertiary Study 

 

  • To be eligible for admission into the postgraduate Music program on the basis of tertiary (HE) studies, you need to have completed : 
  • A Bachelor of Music Degree, or 
  • Non-music bachelor degree with relevant musical professional practice experience. 
  • An international equivalent 

 

Applicants with work and life experience 

Applicants without tertiary qualifications may be granted admission to the postgraduate program by the Executive Dean of Academic Affairs or nominee on the basis of extensive relevant work experience and demonstrated potential to undertake the program of study and to achieve course learning outcome. 

All applicants must meet additional requirements including English language proficiency, submission of a portfolio, and participation in an audition process and interview (which can be online). 

 Applicants may be eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning for their tertiary studies including completed or partially completed Higher Education awards. Specified credit will be granted towards specific units of an AIM postgraduate course on the basis of prior learning in a completed or partially completed HE course if it is assessed to be comparable in terms of learning outcomes, volume of learning, content and learning and assessment approaches. Applicants should submit an Application for Recognition of Prior Learning together with all required supporting documentary evidence. 

Would you like to talk about your options for entryEmail us enquiries@aim.edu.au 

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