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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face

UON program code: 40120
CRICOS code: 027441G

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts (pre 2018)

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Arts

Program handbook

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.


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Details

Information correct as at22nd Nov 2017 3:27am
Program code40120
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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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 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 typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Creative Industries
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code027441G

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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.

All Candidates must complete ALL the below steps to be eligible to be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts:

Step 1

Register and apply through UAC  - Australian Domestic applications; or

Register and apply through International Admissions  - International applicants; or

Register and apply directly to UON -  internal transfer for current UON students (Domestic and International) wishing to transfer from another UON degree to B Music/B Arts.

Step 2

Submit your audition application form to UON. Refer to the Auditions FAQs for updated audition schedule dates and details.

Step 3

Complete the online music knowledge test. Details will be sent to you after step 2.

Step 4

Auditions* - Applicants can either:

(1) Audition face-to-face - refer to FAQs for updated schedule and details; OR

(2) Audition online (OPEN year-round)   

  • Upload your audition video   
  • Have an online interview.

*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.

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.

Additional selection criteria

  • Auditions - Applications to the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts are based on the following criteria: 1. Academic Admission Application; and 2. Audition application (written assessment); and 3. Audition (performance); and 4. Interview (oral assessment) Please refer to Admission Requirements for details.

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

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

This program requires the successful completion of 320 units. Students must complete one of the following pathways:

  1. Single Major pathway A - 160 units Core BMus courses, 30 units Core BA courses, one (1) 80 units BA major, 40 units BA minor and 10 units electives;OR
  2. Single Major pathway B - 160 units Core BMus courses, 30 units Core BA courses, one (1) 80 units BA major and 50 units electives

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

Major (excluding the Education Major)A major must comprise of 80 units of compulsory and or directed courses from one area as follows:

  • A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level. French Studies (Intermediate Sequence) and Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence) are excluded from this rule.
  • A minimum of 40 units at 3000 level

Education Major

This major must comprise of 80 units of directed courses as follows:

  • A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level
  • A minimum of 40 units selected from the 3000 and 4000 level courses

Minor

A minor must comprise of 40 units of compulsory and or directed courses from one area as follows:

  • A minimum of 10 units at 1000 level
  • At least 20 units at 2000 or 3000 level

All students, please note:

  1. Each course can only be counted once towards a major/minor or elective
  2. When you have successfully completed your program, your transcript and testamur will specify completed major/s but will not specify completed minors
  3. Full-time enrolment (80 units per year) will enable program completion in 4 yrs. Students may enrol in less per year but completion will take proportionately longer.

Psychology Studies Major/Minor:

The Psychology major/minor is for students with a general interest in Psychology. Since 2012 it has not been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Languages:

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).


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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MUSI1301Professional Practice 1
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1302Professional Practice 2
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1461Collaborative Music Making 1
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1462Collaborative Music Making 2
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1705Digital Proficiency in Music
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2301Professional Practice 3
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2302Professional Practice 4
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2461Collaborative Music Making 3
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2462Collaborative Music Making 4
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • 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 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following list of directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MUSI1142Performing Baroque MusicNot currently offered10 units
MUSI1150Popular Music Performance
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1190World Music
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1260Introduction to Music Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1441The Music Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1442Navigating the Music Industry
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1443The Musician in Society
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1731Sound, Music and Texture
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI1732The Rhythms of Music
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2150Funk and Fusion Performance
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2161Conducting & Music Direction
  • Winter - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2171Romantic Music
  • Summer 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2702Film Music: Soundtrack Creation
  • Winter - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2705Digital Music ProductionNot currently offered10 units
MUSI2706Music Digital Editing
  • Winter - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2731Chords, Harmonies and Progressions
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2822Pedagogy ll
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3102Researching Australian Music
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3142Performing Classical Music
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3150Jazz Performance
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI3602Music Research Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Newcastle 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.


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.


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 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