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UAC codeN/A - Newcastle City
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 106895H
Program Code40310
Selection Rank
- (Median SR)
This was the minimum selection rank for recent school leaver offers in 2021. It may change in 2022.
Entry requirements

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.

Program handbook


Graduates of the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts degree, or equivalent program, may undertake a further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study. The program is designed to allow students to specialise to an advanced level of professionalism and academic achievement. This degree further prepares students for careers in music and performing arts, as well as providing a pathway into Research Higher Degree study.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

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


Information correct as at24 Jan 2022 9:42 pm
Program code40310
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Newcastle City PrecinctNA-

This program is new for 2022, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Applicants must have successfully complete a Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts, or an equivalent program, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated:

    • Across the entire degree program; or
    • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if the degree program includes such a major; or
    • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major of proposed discipline of study); or
    • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major of proposed discipline of study).

    In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor.

    Application for the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts (Honours) program is made directly to the University using the End-On Honours Application Form.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants 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.

    Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

    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 the Program Convenor for more information.

    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 for more information on applying for credit.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    80 units

    Program duration

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

    International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

    Program requirements

    Students are required to complete 80 units of core courses.

    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
    CIND4001Introduction to Research and Creative Practice
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    20 units
    CIND4002Research Methods and Planning
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    20 units
    CIND4003Honours Project 1
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    20 units
    CIND4004Honours Project 2
    • Semester 1 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Semester 2 - 2022 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    20 units

    Additional information

    Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

    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.

    Additional support

    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 College 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.

    How to apply

    To be accepted for entry into the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts (Honours) program you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts program or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (credit grade average). For further information about this program’s admission requirements please refer to the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts (Honours) Program Handbook and the Bachelor Honours Degree (80) Awards and Programs Schedule.

    Please contact the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts (Honours) Program Convenor, for more information about the academic content of the program or to discuss a suitable Thesis Topic or Supervisor. Undergraduate Program Convenor List.

    Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Program Advisor, programadvice@newcastle.edu.au

    Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form

    International applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form and the International Application Form

    Find out more about Honours scholarships.

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