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Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
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Introduction

The Diploma of Music comprises one-year full time study. The award is designed for students who are interested in pursuing greater understanding and knowledge of the discipline of music. Its structure allows students to improve skills in either one or more broad areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.
The award permits a year of dedicated pre-Bachelor of Music study, for students wishing to improve their performance/composition and musical literacy skills for entry into the BMus.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University.

International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for undergraduate entry.

Special Requirements for Ensemble enrolment:

Applicants wishing to undertake ensemble units (FCE units) are required to undertake an audition and interview - students prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (excerpts) for the ensemble audition. Applicants should advise the Conservatorium office the ensemble for which they wish to audition. The audition will be scheduled, usually in the first week of semester and the student will be informed at that time whether enrolment in the unit will be approved. Ensembles are dependent on a balanced group, for some ensembles if the instrument quota is already full with returning student applicants will be informed that ensemble is not auditioning. Auditions for new students usually occur every semester.

Students wishing to undertake a Music Technology major: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions and then attend an interview. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the interview. Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the interview panel.

BMus Preparation: audition required

Performance students: prepare fifteen minutes of music to show the applicant's skill and musical tastes. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the audition.

Composition students: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent CD recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Students also undertake a written placement examination, scheduled at the time of the
audition.

Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the audition and interview panel.

After the audition/interview process and the entrance exam has been completed, a report is written by the Chair of the audition panel. The Head of School (or designate) and the course coordinator then review the audition report to determine each candidate's suitability for the course.

Course Objectives

The Diploma is designed for students who are interested in broadening and/or deepening their understanding of the music discipline and developing knowledge, skills and techniques in either one or more areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experiences and awareness of the discipline of music and its place in modern society. The structure of the award provides students with choices designed to improve their skills in one or more areas of interest, i.e. ensemble skills, composition, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.


Articulation to/from Course

This is an amendment to an existing course: all students currently enrolled in the Diploma in Music Performance will complete their study under the new title without interruption or inconvenience.

Students who complete the Diploma of Music may articulate with full credit into the Associate Degree in Music Studies, or the Bachelor of Musical Arts1, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that award.

Students who complete the Diploma of Music and enter the Bachelor of Music may, dependent upon their specialisation in the BMus, have credit of up to 75%, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

* Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the
main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.


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