Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy) (GDipMus(PerfPed))

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This program develops expertise in pedagogy (learning, teaching and related processes) and performance while developing a thorough understanding of their relationship. It forms the first year of the two year Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy). Two minor recitals, with pedagogy related themes, are undertaken with the support of individual tuition. Pedagogy courses are taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practice in selected schools and colleges.
Students seeking admission will be required to audition. Audition material should be supplied in a CD or DVD format. A 'live' audition is not required. The CD or DVD should clearly state the date on which the recording was made and whether it represents a 'live' performance, commercial release or radio broadcast. The recorded works must meet the relevant audition criteria (
The Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy)

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MUSPED 6001 Pedagogy Seminar IV 6
MUSPED 6002 Pedagogy Practicum IV 6
MUSPFPED 6015 Pedagogy Recital IV 6
MUSPFPED 6016 Pedagogy Project IV 6