Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Master of Music – MMus

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have completed the requirements for:

either

a the Degree of Bachelor of Music (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Music from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) the Degree of Bachelor of Music from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) a relevant Bachelors degree as approved by Senate or its representative with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 in 75 points at Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(iii) (a) the Degree of Bachelor of Music from this University or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) the Postgraduate Certificate in Music from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has at least three years of relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1.

Note: A relevant Bachelors degree may be in arts, creative arts, education, humanities, or performing arts, and should include a music component.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b or 2 must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Music Schedule.

6 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses prior to enrolment in MUS 785 or 786. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Music cannot continue.

7 A student who has previously passed any courses the same as, or similar to, courses required for this degree must substitute (an) alternative course(s) approved by the Head of the School of Music.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar .

Completion of Requirements

9 If in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, the Research Portfolio or Thesis has not been able to be completed by the date set under Regulation 3, Senate or its representative, acting upon the recommendation of the Head of School of Music, may approve a limited extension of time not normally exceeding four months, for the work to be completed. Fees will be as stated in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Research Project / Thesis

10 a The research project or thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The research project or thesis topic must be approved by the Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The research project or thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Research Portfolio

11 a The research portfolio is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The portfolio of creative work is to include a written component, in which the creative elements of the portfolio should be discussed in a scholarly and intellectually coherent manner.

c The research portfolio is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

12 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Music or Postgraduate Certificate in Music.

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Music

13 A student who has passed courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Music that are available in this degree may apply to reassign those courses to this degree provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

Variations

14 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

15 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Amendment

16 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Master of Music (MMus) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

30 points: MUS 790 Research Project

90 points: MUS 785 Research Portfolio

or

120 points: MUS 796 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: MUS 743

75 points from MUS 701–703, 707, 710, 711, 714, 715, 720, 722, 723, 724, 726–729, 735–738, 744, 747, 748, 750–760, 762–768, 770, 772, 773, 780

30 points: MUS 790 Research Project

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

45 points: MUS 743, 790 Research Project

45 points from MUS 701-703, 707, 710, 711, 714, 715, 720, 722, 723, 724, 726–729, 735–738, 744, 747, 748, 750–760, 762–768, 770, 772, 773, 780

90 points: MUS 785 Research Portfolio

or

15 points: MUS 743

75 points from MUS 701–703, 707, 710, 711, 714, 715, 720, 722, 723, 724, 726–729, 735–738, 744, 747, 748, 750–760, 762–768, 770, 772, 773, 780

90 points: MUS 786 Thesis

Taught Masters

15 points: MUS 743

135 points from MUS 701–703, 707, 710, 711, 714, 715, 720, 722, 723, 724, 726–729, 735–738, 744, 747, 748, 750–760, 762–768, 770, 772, 773, 780

30 points: MUS 790 Research Project

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