Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts

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27th Aug 2016 1:13pm

Program Code

40048

Mode of Delivery

  • Combination of Online and Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Assumed Knowledge

Music 1 or demonstrated musical experience or qualification equivalent to Music 1 or AMEB (Grade 6 to 8 pass)

Recommended Studies

HSC Music 1 or 2 or equivalent HSC English Advanced or equivalent For Arts: Maths for studying Psychology. Society and Culture, History, Geography, Creative Arts, and Languages recommended dependent on choice of Arts Major.

Term Type

Semesters

Contributing Schools

Relevant University rules and policies

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 Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Auditions - Auditions An audition is required as part of the application process. All auditions involve an interview where you are able to discuss your musical and academic achievements and present your aspirations for the future. You should also provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae listing any musical academic achievements, any industry experiences including paid/unpaid activities and work experience. Depending on your specialisation you will also either perform on an instrument or present a portfolio of material (such as audio recordings, musical scores, music research and writing, etc.) demonstrating your interest and experience in the areas you have chosen. You will also participate in a group workshop - details to be provided after the closure of audition applications. For detailed information on the Audition process please see the Admissions Page: http://t.uon.nu/auditions

Assumed Knowledge

Music 1 or demonstrated musical experience or qualification equivalent to Music 1 or AMEB (Grade 6 to 8 pass)


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

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 12 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 a total of but not more than 320 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and directed courses.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Music component of this program you must successfully complete 160 units of Music courses, consisting of 140 units of core courses and 20 units of directed courses as outlined in the Bachelor of Music handbook entry (see Further Information section).

Please note students will not be eligible to graduate until they have completed both the Bachelor of Arts component and the Bachelor of Music component of this program.


Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

Complete the following 140 units of core courses to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Music component of the combined program.

MUSI1301Professional Practice 1Not currently offered10 units
MUSI1302Professional Practice 2Not currently offered10 units
MUSI1461Collaborative Music Making 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1462Collaborative Music Making 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1705Digital Proficiency in MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2301Professional Practice 3Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2302Professional Practice 4Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2461Collaborative Music Making 3
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2462Collaborative Music Making 4
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3203Professional ProjectNot currently offered20 units
MUSI3301Professional Practice 5Not currently offered10 units
MUSI3302Professional Practice 6Not currently offered10 units
MUSI3461Collaborative Music Making 5
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following list of directed courses

MUSI1142Performing Baroque Music
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1190World Music
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1260Introduction to Music TheoryNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1441The Music IndustryNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1442Navigating the Music IndustryNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1443The Musician in SocietyNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1731Sound, Music and TextureNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1732The Rhythms of MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2161Conducting & Music Direction
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2171Romantic Music
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2182Popular Music Performance
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2190Twentieth Century Art MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2701Sound Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2702Film Music: Soundtrack Creation
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2705Digital Music ProductionNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2706Music Digital EditingNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2731Chords, Harmonies and ProgressionsNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2821Pedagogy 1
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2822Pedagogy llNot currently offered10 units
MUSI3102Researching Australian Music
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3142Performing Classical MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI3181Jazz Performance
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3602Music Research Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3731Musical ArrangingNot currently offered10 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.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • A broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
  • Cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge.
  • Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas.
  • Cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence.
  • Communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts.
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.
  • The ability to create, produce, research and/or perform music to a professional standard in a variety of contexts.
  • To act independently and/or competently manage small and large scale projects, including a capacity to understand basic business skills and laws pertaining to the music industry.
  • The capacity to converse effectively in a variety of musical contexts using a range of technologies.
  • The ability to demonstrate a critical and scholarly appreciation of music and its many aesthetics from a socio-cultural perspective.
  • The ability to act as an advocate for music communities and professional bodies.

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.


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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