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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 programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Music (Honours) in the intended subject of study for the Master of Music, with at least Second Class Honours First Division

or

b a Postgraduate Diploma in Music with at least a B+ average

or

c completed the requirements for an equivalent qualification deemed appropriate by Senate or its representative.

Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of 120 points.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 Research Masters

A student enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of 120 points in one of the specialisations listed in the Master of Music Schedule.

5 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Music prior to enrolment.

6 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.

Deadlines for Completion

7 A student enrolled for this degree must complete within the time limit specified for Research Masters in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Completion of Requirements

8 If in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, the Performance Research Portfolio has not been able to be completed by the date set under Regulation 7, 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, Regulation 4.

Thesis

9 a A thesis, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis topic must be approved by the Head of School of Music prior to enrolment.

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

Composition Research Portfolio

10 a The composition research portfolio and accompanying written thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the Senate or its representative.

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

c A certificate from the Supervisor stating that the work has been carried out under supervision must accompany the composition research portfolio when it is submitted.

Performance Research Portfolio

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

b The repertoire must be approved by the Head of School of Music prior to the last day of the first semester of enrolment.

c A student completing the Performance specialisation is to present:

(i) a written thesis and a concert recital of one to one-and-a-half hours duration, the programme to be approved by the Head of School of Music

which may include one of the following:

(ii) a concerto or similar work with orchestra

(iii) a lecture recital

(iv) a chamber work or works

(v) such other work as has been approved by the Head of School of Music.

d Live examination through performance shall be organised by the Head of School of Music in consultation with the Faculty Student Centre.

e The Head of School of Music is responsible for co-ordinating the live examination.

f Recordings of performances are not deposited in the University Library, nor deposited with the University’s digital repository.

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

Studio Pedagogy Portfolio

12 a A studio pedagogy portfolio is to be carried out under the guidance of supervisors appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The studio pedagogy portfolio will contain a practical component and a written component. The topic must be approved by the Head of School of Music prior to enrolment.

c The studio pedagogy portfolio will be submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

15 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2015. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Master of Music were thereby repealed.

Master of Music (MMus) Schedule

Specialisations available:


Composition

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUS 795 Composition Research Portfolio


Musicology

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUS 796 Thesis


Performance

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUS 792 Performance Research Portfolio


Studio Pedagogy

Requirement:

Research Masters

120 points: MUS 798 Studio Pedagogy Research Portfolio

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