Confirmation of Candidature Guidelines - Master of Arts (Music Composition)
Masters candidates are required to supply a detailed written research proposal of 2,500 words and at least one fully drafted composition that is to be included in the portfolio.
The proposal should engage with:
§ Title of research project
§ Statement of the research question
(ii) research question or hypothesis
(iii) subsidiary questions
(iv) review of relevant research in theory and practice
§ The Method of Inquiry
(i) conceptual framework
(ii) research approach/design
The submission must include:
§ Time-table for completing the overall research project
§ Brief Bibliography
§ List of publications/productions produced during probationary candidature (if applicable)
In addition to the written submission, candidates will also be asked to give an oral presentation to a Review Panel. The Review Panel will assess candidate's research proposal and a recommendation will be given in the form of a panel report. Once the review process has been completed, the panel report together with the review documentation must be submitted to the Arts Research Graduate School.
Upgrading to PhD
MA candidates seeking to upgrade to PhD must also supply a drafted chapter of their proposed exegesis/critical commentary.
For more information please contact the School of Music-Conservatorium or Ms Sascha Burnside at 990 24305.