SCM 2018 Postgraduate Electives

The Conservatorium offers a range of units of study as electives for those postgraduate students required or choosing to take one or more electives. The Conservatorium electives available in 2018 are listed below. While some of these are offered annually, the list may change from year to year.

  • Short descriptions for most units of study below are found in the Conservatorium Handbook or via online unit of study search.
  • Details shown below may change prior to commencement of the semester.
  • Coursework program students with particular training needs are encouraged to discuss these with the Program Leader for their course or with Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson.
  • Research degree students with particular training needs are encouraged to discuss these with their supervisor(s), the Program Leader for their area, or with Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson. For enrolment, HDR students should contact hdrac.3@sydney.edu.au

SEMESTER 1

  • CMPN5006 Recording Portfolio
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ivan Zavada
    Wednesdays 10am-12pm minimum. Check with coordinator.
  • MCGY5600 Critical Discourses in Music
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Larkin
    Wednesdays 11am-1pm 
  • MCGY5601 Music Through Ethnography
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Webb
    Wednesdays 1-3pm
  • PERF5600 Graduate Research Methods
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Helen Mitchell
    Fridays 12.30-2.30pm
  • PERF6613 Graduate Seminar 4: Postgraduate Composer Performer Workshop
    Teacher/Coordinator:
    Associate Professor Michael Smetanin
    Tuesdays 10am-12pm

 SEMESTER 2

  •  CMPN5114 Graduate Vocal Composition Workshop
    Teacher/coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope
    Mon 4-6pm, or Tue 11am-1pm. AND Special Project Week 1 x 8 hr workshop.
  •  EMUS5600 Historical Performance Practice
    Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Neal Peres Da Costa
    Tuesdays 6-8pm 
  • MCGY5604 Researching Creative Process
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christopher Coady
    Wednesday 9-11am
  • MUSC5600 Wagner and Critical Thought
    Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Larkin
    Contact Dr Larkin for timetable
  • PERF6614 Graduate Seminar 4: Postgraduate Composer Performer Workshop
    Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Michael Smetanin
    Tuesdays 10am-12pm

AVAILABLE IN SEMESTERS 1 and 2:

  • PERF5610 Arts and Creative Industries Placement
    Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Jennifer Rowley
    Not timetabled. Contact coordinator.
  • PERF5603 Wind Conducting
    Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch
    Tuesdays 4-6.30pm

For students in coursework degrees only:

  • MCGY5618 Dissertation 1
    Coordinator: Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson
    Individual timetabling.
  • MCGY5619 Dissertation 2
    Coordinator: Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson
    Individual timetabling.

Other choices for SCM postgraduates

  • Postgraduate electives may also be chosen from postgraduate elective lists offered by other faculties of the University of Sydney.
  • For example, see the lists of postgraduate Units of Study offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Your choice can be discussed with your Program Leader or Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson, and your enrolment will need to be accepted by the other faculty.

  • Students needing to study a European or Middle Eastern language taught in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences normally enrol in EUST7010 for their choice of language, or for an Asian language taught in FASS enrol in ASNS7010.

Document prepared by Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson (Associate Dean, Research Education), February 2018.

Contact: kathleen.nelson@sydney.edu.au