Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts

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27th Apr 2015 8:05am

Program Code

10910

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic music theory, knowledge of scales, key signatures and notation, HSC Music 1 or 2 (or equivalent) or demonstrated music expertise at AMEB level 6 - 8 or equivalent or portfolio (composition, creative production, music in the creative industries).

Recommended Studies

Basic music theory, knowledge of scales, key signatures and notation, HSC Music 1 or 2 (or equivalent) or demonstrated music expertise at AMEB level 6 - 8 or equivalent or portfolio (composition, creative production, music in the creative industries)

Term Type

Semesters

Contributing Schools

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

This combined degree program provides the opportunity for study in both music and arts. Students complete two degree awards over four years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).

The flexibility of this combined degree allows students to pursue those areas that present the best challenges, the most interest and the greatest enjoyment while studying. Students will have the opportunity to acquire the skills of analysis, research and logic: the skills which form the basis for any successful career as well as acquiring specialised skills in music and preparing students for performance to a professional standard.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Auditions - An audition is required as part of the application process. Applicants are required to submit an Audition Form. Auditions are held in June, September and December each year. All performance applicants are required to perform a minimum of three pieces demonstrating contrasting styles and genres. The choice of styles can include contemporary, classical, early music, jazz, world music, other styles, original compositions or an improvisation. A demonstration expertise across any of the styles performed is expected by the audition panel. Domestic Audition Application http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/75144/Audition-Application-Form-Domestic-2015.pdf International Audition Application http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/146928/Audition-Application-Form-Domestic-2015.pdf

Assumed Knowledge

Basic music theory, knowledge of scales, key signatures and notation, HSC Music 1 or 2 (or equivalent) or demonstrated music expertise at AMEB level 6 - 8 or equivalent or portfolio (composition, creative production, music in the creative industries).


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

340 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts combined degree program requires the successful completion of 340 units.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts component of this program, students must successfully complete 160 units in accordance with one of the following structures:

  1. Double Major Option: One 80 unit Major + A second 80 unit Major OR
  2. Single Major and Double Minor Option: One 80 unit Major + One 40 unit Minor + A second 40 unit Minor.

Please Note: Your final transcript will not specify completed minors.

With the exception of the Intermediate Sequence majors, a major must comprise of 80 units of compulsory & directed courses from one area as follows:

  • 20 units at 1000 level (min. 10 units of 1000 level compulsory courses)
  • 20 units at 2000 level (min. 10 units of 2000 level compulsory courses)
  • 40 units at 3000 level (min. 20 units of 3000 level compulsory courses).

With the exception of the Intermediate Sequence minors, a minor must comprise of 40 units of compulsory & directed courses from one area as follows:

  • 20 units at 1000 level (min. 10 units of 1000 level compulsory courses)
  • 20 units at 2000 level (min. 10 units of 2000 level compulsory courses).

French Studies (Intermediate Sequence): Please consult with the French Studies Discipline Convenor before enrolling in this sequence. The major must comprise of 80 units of compulsory & directed courses as follows:

  • 20 units at 2000 level (min. 10 units of 2000 level compulsory courses)
  • 60 units at 3000 level (min. 30 units of 3000 level compulsory courses).

The minor must comprise of 40 units of compulsory & directed courses as follows:

  • 20 units at 2000 level (min. 10 units of 2000 level compulsory courses)
  • FREN3610 French at Advanced Level 1.

Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence): Please consult with the Japanese Studies Discipline Convenor before enrolling in this sequence. The major must comprise of 80 units of compulsory & directed courses as follows:

  • 40 units at 2000 level (min. 20 units of 2000 level compulsory courses)
  • 40 units at 3000 level (min. 20 units of 3000 level compulsory courses).

The minor must comprise of 40 units of 2000 level compulsory & directed courses.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Music component of this program you must successfully complete 180 units of Music courses, consisting of 160 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses as outlined in the Bachelor of Music handbook entry (see Further Information section).


Transition Arrangements

The Bachelor of Arts program was externally reviewed in 2011 and as a result, a number of changes have been made to the Bachelor of Arts component of this program. Students who commenced this program in 2005-2012 (inclusive) should refer to the Bachelor of Arts program handbook transition requirements section at the following link: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10435.html

For students who commenced the Bachelor of Music component of this program before 2010:

  • MUSI1700/MUSI2102 will count as directed courses
  • Ensemble Studies courses have been directly replaced by Collaborative Music Making courses
  • Students completing Principle Studies Double Performance will be able to complete their program. See Program Officer for details.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MUSI1201Principal Study 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1202Principal Study 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1461Collaborative Music Making 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1462Collaborative Music Making 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1631Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1632Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2201Principal Study 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2202Principal Study 4
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2461Collaborative Music Making 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2462Collaborative Music Making 4
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2631Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 3
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2632Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 4Not currently offered10 units
MUSI3201Principal Study 5
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3202Principal Study 6
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3461Collaborative Music Making 5
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3631Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 5
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

MUSI1142Performing Baroque Music
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1160Keyboard and Music Proficiency
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1190World Music
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2102Researching Australian MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2161Conducting & Music Direction
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2171Romantic Music
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2182Popular Music Performance
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2190Twentieth Century Art MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2701Sound Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2702Film Music: Soundtrack CreationNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2705Digital Music Production
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2706Music Digital Editing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2821Pedagogy 1Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2822Pedagogy ll
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
AART3500Directed Study
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MUSI3142Performing Classical Music
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3152Ensemble Project
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3181Jazz Performance
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units

Honours

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply for a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree in either music or arts. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Psychology Studies Major/Minor: This major/minor is for students with a general interest in Psychology, and for those who see Psychology as complementary to their other majors/minors within the Bachelor of Arts. It is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students who wish to complete an accredited Psychology program, are advised to apply for admission to the 4 year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.

Students who already possess knowledge of the French language (eg HSC Continuers or equivalent) are advised to consult with the French Studies Discipline Convenor BEFORE enrolling into the French Studies (Intermediate Sequence).

Students who already possess knowledge of the Japanese language (eg HSC Continuers or equivalent) are advised to consult with the Japanese Studies Discipline Convenor BEFORE enrolling into the Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence).


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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