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A Master of Music can take your music career to an elite level.

Gain formal academic recognition for your lifelong dedication to music by undertaking a Masters by coursework. Be mentored by accomplished musicians and music educators during your major research project. Expand your professional network, develop your communication skills and create new opportunities whilst staying ahead of what’s next in a rapidly evolving industry.

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GET ACCREDITED IN 6 MONTHS - ADVANCE TO A MASTER OF MUSIC

A MASTERS IN 2 YEARS

Discover the opportunities that are available with a formal education to support your lifelong dedication to music.

TEACH AT UNI LEVEL

Master of Music graduates can teach at a Bachelor’s degree level. Build a supportive career in tandem as an educator.

GROW YOUR NETWORK

Connect with fellow musicians and music industry professionals and expand your professional contacts substantially.

MEET THE MASTERS YOU’LL STUDY WITH

Why study a Master of Music?

Our accomplished Master of Music lecturers  explain what curious, driven students can gain from embarking on the Master of Music program. Discover where you belong.

course overview

The Master of Music program is a unique opportunity to utilise the carefully-honed knowledge of your instrument that you’ve already gained as a musician. You may also apply the academic skills you’ve attained through prior education. 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.

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Develop your research, analytical and writing skills through your major research project
  • Delve deeply into your key focus in music, the music industry or music education
  • Become an original, innovative and critical thinker
  • Take a crucial step towards becoming a recognised thought leader in your field.


WHAT MAKES A MASTER OF MUSIC AT AIM UNIQUE

Unlike a Masters by research where there may be one or two introductory units and the student is then expected to autonomously navigate their way through two years of research with just supervision, a Masters by coursework structures the research journey for the student. Emerge from the completion of your intensive two year practical research process with the following:

OUTCOMES

  • A deeper understanding of your artistry, your technique and your process
  • An enhanced ability to engage in professional performance via mentorship
  • The opportunity to transition into becoming a music educator
  • Well-developed written and communication skills and research aptitude
  • An elevated ability to engage in collaborative music making.
 
A Masters by coursework has the best of both worlds, the autonomy for a student-led research agenda, supported by bespoke supervision, complemented with structured units to scaffold the student’s learning and research progressively.
 

Core Units

Major Study

This is the main practical unit in the Masters with 90% of the weight of assessment based upon recital examination and/or folio compositions. This is where students are challenged to lift their artistry and technique to a Masters level in music through a combination of peer learning masterclasses and one-on-one supervisory sessions designed to push a practice-based, student-led research agenda. The one-on-one element of the unit is an investigation into demanding repertoire and the innovative processes of music-making.
 

Research Project

If Major Study is research-based in practice, Research Project is more traditional research in the performing arts – specifically music. Students write research reports and a mini-thesis on a particular question, problem or issue that runs complementary with, and in parallel to, their practice to deepen the rigour of their research.

The course content can also be studied in either the Graduate Certificate in Music (one semester), or Graduate Diploma (one year).

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