About the Course
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Whether you see a future in composition or performance, you're passionate about music technology, or you're drawn to exploring the nature of music as culture, the Music course at Monash will harness your creative potential and challenge you to excel.
You'll advance your practical skills, collaborate with international artists and study with accomplished teaching staff. You'll engage with the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music, broaden your perspectives on music in the world, and lay the foundations for a career in music.
In doing so you will build a high level of expertise in one of four specialisations:
- Music Composition
- Creative Music Technology
- Ethnomusicology and Musicology
- Music Performance
The study of Music at Monash builds on your particular talent to develop advanced skills and knowledge in your chosen specialisation, while immersing you in the ever-changing landscape of the music industry. The opportunities to diversify your study to engage in cross-cultural and cross-genre interactions will underpin the development of your creative and critical thinking abilities.
You'll build your aural skills and your theoretical understanding of music with an integrated approach to listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition. Theoretical concepts in the Western classical and jazz traditions will be integrated with their practical application, and you will be exposed to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings. Electives ranging from jazz composition to music in the digital age, to East Asian music traditions to conducting, complement the common and specialist studies.
You will be challenged to excel in your choice of Music Performance, Music Composition, Ethnomusicology and Musicology, or Creative Music Technology. You'll emerge fully prepared for a final examination of either your chief instrument or voice, a portfolio of compositions, creative music technology media or a written work.
Benefit from a vibrant, nurturing and progressive environment, with highly skilled teaching staff, modern facilities, unique archival collections, outstanding industry connections and overseas-study opportunities.
Please select a specialisation for more details:
Creative music technology
Ethnomusicology and musicology