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

Combination of Online and Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

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

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

UON program code: 40045
CRICOS code: 002546E

Program handbook

Description

If you play or learn a musical instrument, compose, produce or create music, or want to research and write about music, then studying music at university level is an excellent way to continue your studies and prepare you for a career as a professional musician, composer, song writer, music producer, or in a music related field.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • 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.

Details

Information correct as at25th Mar 2017 7:12pm
Program code40045
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian

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Assumed knowledgeMusic 1 or demonstrated musical experience or qualification equivalent to Music 1 or AMEB (Grade 6 to 8 pass)
Recommended studiesHSC Music 1 or 2 or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Creative Industries
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code002546E

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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 here.  Admission information for international is available here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Check your eligibility here.

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 - 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. For detailed information on the Audition process please see the Admissions Page: http://t.uon.nu/auditions

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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 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

In order to qualify for the award, students must successfully complete a total of but not more than 240 units comprising:

  • Core Courses - 140 units
  • Directed Courses - 80 units
  • Electives - 20 units

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into 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 above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MUSI1301Professional Practice 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1302Professional Practice 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1461Collaborative Music Making 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1462Collaborative Music Making 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1705Digital Proficiency in Music
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2301Professional Practice 3Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2302Professional Practice 4Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2461Collaborative Music Making 3
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2462Collaborative Music Making 4
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle 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 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 80 units from the following list to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MUSI1142Performing Baroque MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1181Film Music
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1190World Music
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1260Introduction to Music Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1441The Music Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1442Navigating the Music IndustryNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1443The Musician in SocietyNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1731Sound, Music and Texture
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1732The Rhythms of Music
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2161Conducting & Music Direction
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2171Romantic Music
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2182Popular Music Performance
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2190Twentieth Century Art MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2701Sound EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2702Film Music: Soundtrack CreationNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2705Digital Music ProductionNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2706Music Digital Editing
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2731Chords, Harmonies and ProgressionsNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2821Pedagogy 1Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2822Pedagogy ll
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3102Researching Australian Music
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3142Performing Classical Music
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3181Jazz Performance
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3602Music Research Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3731Musical ArrangingNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
MUSI2631Creative and Analytical Studies in Music 310 units

Honours

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Music 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. The Bachelor of Music (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.

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