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Diploma in Music (D-MUSIC) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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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