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Diploma in Music (D-MUSIC)

DiplomaYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Award titleDiploma in Music
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeUndergraduate Coursework
AQF level 5
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time

The Diploma in Music provides students with the opportunity to undertake a tailored sequence of music study and gain a music qualification while completing an undergraduate degree in another field at The University of Melbourne. It is available to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree other than the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. It is studied concurrently with the bachelor degree.

Diploma in Music students study for a music qualification alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. A range of study options is available across all areas of specialisation within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory. Students are encouraged to follow their own areas of interest, constructing a bespoke program of study from the range of elective choices available.

The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the concurrent degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur at the same time as graduation from the concurrent course.

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must:

  • be concurrently enrolled in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree other than the Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance and/or prior musical experience.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. Applicants will satisfy the University’s English language requirements for the Diploma by meeting the English language requirements for the Bachelor degree in which they are enrolled concurrently. Note:

  • Students are permitted to enter the diploma at the start of any semester before the completion of the companion undergraduate program.
  • Up to 50 points of advanced standing into the Diploma in Music may be granted on request to students who complete appropriate first year and second year music subjects within their companion degree. At the commencement of each individual music subject, the subject is assigned to one of the degree or the diploma, according to the student’s approved enrolment for the semester in which the subject is taken. Once the subject has been successfully completed, credit points for the subject cannot be moved between the degree and the diploma to allow additional subjects to be taken in the degree.
  • The Diploma in Music cannot be awarded until all requirements of both the diploma and the undergraduate degree have been met.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the Diploma in Music, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of musical study in their chosen area of interest
  • pursue musical knowledge and skills independently, with intellectual honesty and rigorous methods of inquiry in their chosen area of interest
  • make critically informed responses to new ideas in the discipline
  • show empathy, self-reflection and critical intelligence in the dissemination of skills and knowledge in their specialisation
  • work competently and productively in a musical setting both alone and in groups
  • participate with integrity, discrimination and sound knowledge and understanding in national and international debates, dialogues and discussions in their area of specialisation
  • communicate effectively
  • be capable of further development and advancement in the area of their specialisation

Generic skills

Graduates of the new generation Diploma in Music (Practical) will be:

Academically excellent as a result of:

  • focussed study in the discipline of music over a three-year period
  • participation in a diversity of teaching and learning models including individual tuition, masterclasses, large lectures, seminars, tutorials, on-line learning and ensemble experiences

Knowledgeable across disciplines as a result of:

  • participation in a variety of "ways of knowing" within the discipline of music - solo and ensemble performance competency, theoretical, historical and contextual knowledge of music
  • able to use the interaction of music and other disciplines with creativity and insight
  • participation in music ensembles

Attuned to cultural diversity through:

  • a raft of elective and ensemble opportunities that involve thinking about difference in ways of being musical as well as participating in music from other times and places
  • familiarity with culturally diverse ways of conceptualising and talking about music
  • hands-on experiences of culturally diverse styles of music making and musical pedagogy

Active global citizens through:

  • participation throughout the course in the inherently international nature of music in all its manifestations awareness as ambassadors for Australia through promotion of its cultural richness
  • facilitators and communicators between diverse cultural communities

Graduate attributes

Graduates of the Diploma in Music will be:

Academically excellent as a result of:

  • one-to-one tuition in performance over three years
  • participation in a diversity of teaching and learning models including individual tuition, masterclasses, concert classes, large lectures, seminars, tutorials, on-line learning and ensemble experiences

Knowledgeable across disciplines as a result of:

  • participation in a variety of "ways of knowing" within the discipline of music - solo and ensemble performance competency, theoretical, historical and contextual knowledge of music.
  • able to us the interaction of music and other disciplines with creativity and insight

Leaders in communities through:

  • high level development of teamwork and group dynamic skills through participation in music ensembles
  • leadership roles in University and community based public performances, workshops and outreach programs.

Attuned to cultural diversity through:

  • a raft of academic elective and ensemble opportunities that involve thinking about difference in ways of being musical as well as participating in music from other times and places.
  • familiarity with culturally diverse ways of conceptualising and talking about music
  • hands-on experiences of culturally diverse styles of music making and musical pedagogy

Active global citizens through:

  • participation throughout the course in the inherently international nature of music in all its manifestations
  • awareness as ambassadors for Australia through promotion of its cultural richness
  • facilitators and communicators between diverse cultural communities

Course structure

The Diploma consists of 100 points of elective subject choices, usually taken across three years, which may be chosen from all areas of study within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

No more than 50 points of level 1 Music Electives can be taken.

At least 25 points of level 3 Music Electives must be taken.

Up to 50 points may be cross-credited as Breadth to the main Bachelor degree.

Subject options

To help with course planning we have identified subjects in the lists below that may be available as breadth in your Bachelor degree. Please note that you can still take these subjects as part of your Diploma in Music enrolment if your home degree does not offer them as Breadth. Breadth offerings in Bachelor degrees are subject to change and availability so please ensure that you use this list as a guide and always check availability with your home faculty.

Level 1 electives

6.25 point electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10021 MCM African Music and Dance Ensemble 1
Summer Term
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10022 MCM African Music and Dance Ensemble 2
Summer Term
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10016 Art of Piano Teaching
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10204 Audiation through Solfège
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10041 Baroque Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10042 Baroque Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10052 Brass Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10053 Brass Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10004 Computing for Musicians
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10058 Conservatorium Choir 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10059 Conservatorium Choir 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10056 Early Voices 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10057 Early Voices 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10066 Guitar Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10067 Guitar Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10001 Language and Diction German
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10002 Language and Diction: Italian
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10207 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10206 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10060 Orchestral Ensembles 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10061 Orchestral Ensembles 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10076 Piano Duo and Duet 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10077 Piano Duo and Duet 2 Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI10068 String Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10069 String Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10092 Vocal Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10093 Vocal Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI10225 Chamber Choir 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI10226 Chamber Choir 2
Semester 2
6.25

12.5 point electives

Subjects offered as Breadth:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10202 Jazz: The Improvisatory Spirit
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10179 Making Music For Film And Animation 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10047 Music History 1: Monteverdi to Mozart
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10023 Music Language 1: the Diatonic World
Summer Term
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10184 Pop Song Writing 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10219 Rock Music: From Roots to Retro
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10222 The Wellbeing Orchestra
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10227 Musics of the World
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10017 Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 1
Summer Term
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI10037 Music in Everyday Life
Semester 1
12.5

Specialised subjects available within the Diploma in Music:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI10220 Practical Music 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI10221 Practical Music 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2 electives

6.25 point electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20161 Alexander Technique for Musicians Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI20207 Aural Studies 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20160 Aural Studies 2
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20069 Baroque Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20070 Baroque Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20071 Big Band 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20072 Big Band 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20073 Brass Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20074 Brass Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20013 Chamber Music 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20014 Chamber Music 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20108 MCM Chinese Music Ensemble
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20082 Conservatorium Choir 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20083 Conservatorium Choir 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20080 Early Voices 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20081 Early Voices 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20084 Famous Opera Choruses 1 Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI20087 MCM Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20088 MCM Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20089 Guitar Ensemble 3
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20090 Guitar Ensemble 4
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20008 Music Technology
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20093 Orchestral Ensembles 3
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20094 Orchestral Ensembles 4
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20211 Percussion Ensemble Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI20215 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 3
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20216 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 4
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20212 Practical Anatomy for Classical Voice 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20213 Chamber Choir 3
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20214 Chamber Choir 4
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20099 Piano Duo and Duet 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20100 Piano Duo and Duet 2 Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI20104 Shakuhachi 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20105 Shakuhachi 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20091 String Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20092 String Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20112 Vocal Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI20113 Vocal Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI20210 Saxophone Ensemble Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI20156 Practical Anatomy for Classical Voice 1
Semester 1
6.25

12.5 point electives

Subjects offered as Breadth:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20190 Advanced Recording Studio Techniques
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20053 Broadway and Music of the Theatre Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20209 Chinese Music Ensemble 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20122 Composition Studies
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20167 Creating Music For Advertising Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20208 Electronic Dance Music Technique
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20164 Free Play New Music Improvisation Ensem
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20205 French Music Louis XIV to the Revolution Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20155 Latin American Music and Culture Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20150 Music and Health
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20204 Music and Politics Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20196 Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20198 Music History 2: C19th Music and Ideas
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20061 Music Language 2: Chromaticism & Beyond
Summer Term
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20149 Music Psychology
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20120 Paris! Berlioz to the Ballets Russes Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20203 Peak Performance Under Pressure
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20192 R&B, Soul & Gospel Choir
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20163 Samba Band
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20158 Stravinsky and Music of the 20th Century Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI20173 The Art of Game Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI20206 The Business of Music
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20174 The Laptop Recording Studio
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Specialised subjects available within the Diploma in Music:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI20199 Practical Music 3
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI20200 Practical Music 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3 electives

6.25 point electives

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30159 Acting for Singers 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30160 Acting for Singers 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30255 Advanced Aural Studies
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30163 Baroque Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30164 Baroque Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30165 Big Band 3
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30166 Big Band 4
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30167 Brass Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30168 Brass Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30019 Chamber Music 3
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30020 Chamber Music 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30174 Conservatorium Choir 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30175 Conservatorium Choir 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30254 Creating from the Single Staff Score Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI30172 Early Voices 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30173 Early Voices 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30181 Guitar Ensemble 5
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30182 Guitar Ensemble 6
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30185 Orchestral Ensembles 5
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30186 Orchestral Ensembles 6
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30193 Piano Duo and Duet 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30194 Piano Duo and Duet 2 Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI30183 String Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30184 String Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30244 Chamber Choir 5
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30258 Chamber Choir 6
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30259 Interpretation of French Art Song Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI30260 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 5
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30261 Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 6
Semester 2
6.25
MUSI30262 French Lyric Diction Not available in 2019 6.25
MUSI30206 Vocal Ensemble 1
Semester 1
6.25
MUSI30207 Vocal Ensemble 2
Semester 2
6.25

12.5 point electives

Subjects offered as Breadth:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30014 High Baroque Music of the German World Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30248
MUSI30031 Electro-Acoustic Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30257 Figured Bass Realisation 1 Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30116 Historical Performance Practice
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30047 Music Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30004 Music and Film since 1900 Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30246 Music as Noise: Making Sound Art
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30024 Music Cultures of Asia Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30249 Music History 3:Impressionism to Present
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30011 Music in the Culture of the Renaissance Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30046 Music Language 3: Modern Directions
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30032 Music Research
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30025 Orchestration
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30015 Sex, Death and the Ecstatic in Music Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30045 Studies In Opera Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30030 The Music Of Spain
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30236 The Music Producer: From Brass to Beats
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30256 The Romantic Piano
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30115 Women in Music Not available in 2019 12.5
MUSI30053 The Ethnography of Music
Semester 1
12.5
MUSI30247

Specialised subjects available within the Diploma in Music:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MUSI30250 Practical Music 5
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MUSI30251 Practical Music 6
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Further study

Graduates are eligible to continue their music studies through completion of a Bachelor of Music, or Graduate Diploma in Music leading to further graduate study, including the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) and a range of Research Higher Degrees.

Last updated: 14 June 2019