ATAR cut-off
N/A
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10809
CRICOS code: 030186C

Program handbook

Description

Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, during the Bachelor of Music degree may undertake a further year of full time (or equivalent part time) study to obtain an Honours degree.  As a research degree student you will be able to study almost any aspect of music using a research framework subject to the approval of the Program Convenor.  The project can be structured as a dissertation or as a creative work and exegesis.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Mastery of research methodology in music
  • Mastery of advanced project planning skills
  • Mastery of advanced written, oral and/or performance communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of music as a specialist area

Details

Information correct as at26th Mar 2017 12:36am
Program code10809
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian

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Assumed knowledgeBachelor of Music (3 year degree) involving aural skills, musicianship, knowledge of notation and stylistic aspects of music relevant to their area of reserach; as well as practical experience in the student's field of specialisation.
Recommended studiesKnowledge of languages relevant to the student's specialisation; knowledge of music programs including Finale, ProTools (depending on student's area and needs).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Creative Industries
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code030186C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is available to students with a completed Bachelor of Music with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above and who have had their project proposal approved by the Program Convenor.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

Domestic Students- please complete both the Faculty of Education and Arts End-on Honours application form and the Direct Admission Application form, which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student and Academic Services/Student Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf

International Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/68848/Undergraduate-Application-Form.pdf

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 here.

Additional selection criteria

  • Auditions - Students who have a performance component in their research and have completed their undergraduate studies at another institution may be required to pass an audition.
  • Portfolio - Students who have a composition or technical production component will be required to submit a portfolio. Please contact your Program Convenor for more information.

Credit transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 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

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units made up of two 20 unit courses and one 40 unit course.


Additional documents


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 above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MUSI4401Research Project Development
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
MUSI4402Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
MUSI4604Honours Research Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
40 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online