Bachelor of Music

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

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Prepares students for entry into the music profession. With strengths in performance, composition, musicology and music technology, the course is taught by a staff of scholar-performers whose expertise spans the whole gamut of the music world today.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to attend an audition. This audition includes a theory test and an interview.

For more information, including guidelines for specific disciplines, please see our Interviews, folios and auditions web page.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students are required to select a Major from within the course.

Students whose elected Major refers to the Classical Elective Unit Bank should make their selection from the list below. Note: not all units will be offered in all semesters.

Classical Elective Unit Bank

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS3521 New Music Practicum 10
MUS3514 Early Music Practicum 10
MUS2520 Choral Conducting 1 10
MUS2521 Choral Conducting 2 10
MUS2522 Classical Special Topics 1 10
MUS2523 Classical Special Topics 2 10
MUS3517 Classical Special Topics 3 10
MUS3518 Classical Special Topics 4 10
MUS2524 Instrumental Conducting 1 10
MUS3519 Instrumental Pedagogy Skills 10
MUS3516 Acting for Instrumentalists 10
MUS1521 Genres of Composition 10
MUS4608 Music History: Film & Media 10
MUS3513 Music History: Australian Music 10
MUS2525 Instrumental Conducting 2 10
MUS1615 Materials of Composition 10
MUS4513 Aesthetics and Compositional Practice 10
MUS3515 Improvisation for Classical Musicians 10
MUS3520 The Psychology of Successful Performance 10
MUS2614 Music History: Electronic Music Overview 10
MUS3240 Rhythm Workshop 10
MUS2535 Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 1 10
MUS3535 Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 2 10
MUS4521 Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 3 10
MUS4522 Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 4 10
MUS3541 Extra Ensembles 1 10
MUS3542 Extra Ensembles 2 10
MUS4533 Extra Ensembles 3 10
MUS4534 Extra Ensembles 4 10

Majors you can study in this course

  • Classical Performance: Instrumental
  • Classical Performance: Vocal
  • Composition and Music Technology
  • Contemporary Music
  • Jazz

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to master repertoire applying advanced instrumental, improvisational, interpretive and technical performance skills. (6, c, d)
  • Apply creative thinking, innovation, and initiative to generate and evaluate complex ideas and provide evidenced and sustainable judgements and solutions to contemporary challenges in professional practice settings. (5, 10, 11, c, d)
  • Apply transliteracy skills to successfully communicate knowledge and ideas through the construction of melodies, arrangements, and compositions (4,8, d)
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles, concepts, theories and techniques of Performance. (1,a)
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural, social and ethical awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and apply a local and international perspective to the practice. (12, 13, f)
  • Demonstrate knowledge with depth of the definitive music styles, techniques and artists and its relationship to history, culture and music. (1, a)
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional development through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice, in both individual and group settings. (7, 9, b, e)
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems during rehearsals and performances. (3, c, d)
  • Review, analyse and synthesise instrumental, improvisational, interpretive, and technical knowledge to develop practice and performance repertoire for a variety of music styles. (2, c)

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Musician, Performance Artist, Composer, Performer, Entertainer.

Last updated May 2020

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