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Bachelor of Music (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Whether you are a performer, composer, musicologist or music studio teacher, your honours year sees you focus exclusively on your area of specialisation.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$9,468 per year

About this course

Whether you are a performer, composer, musicologist or music studio teacher, your honours year sees you focus exclusively on your area of specialisation. You will work closely with our staff of leading musicians and music-writers while you explore your chosen major in depth, and further develop the required intellectual and creative skills to thrive in the industry. You will choose to major in classical or jazz performance, composition, musicology, popular music or studio pedagogy. Musicology students can also choose to further refine their major to focus on music education research or ethnomusicology.

Study locations

City

Course structure

All students complete 120 points. Your programme structure depends on which major you choose to specialise in. For specific information on the courses for your specialisation, refer to the BMus(Hons) degree planner.

Classical Performance

  • Core courses: 60 points
  • Elective courses: 60 points chosen from a curated list of music and anthropology courses

Composition

  • Core courses: 60 points
  • Elective courses: 60 points chosen from a curated list of music and anthropology courses

Jazz Performance

  • Core courses: 90 points
  • Elective courses: 30 points chosen from a curated list of music and anthropology courses

Musicology

You may choose to further refine your musicology major to focus on either music education research or ethnomusicology.

  • Core courses: 30 points
  • Elective courses: 90 points chosen from a curated list of music, anthropology and education courses specific to your chosen specialisation

Popular Music

  • Core courses: 60 points
  • Elective courses: 60 points chosen from a curated list of music and anthropology courses

Studio Pedagogy

This major is for students from a classical performance background.

  • Core courses: 90 points
  • Elective courses: 30 points chosen from a curated list of music and anthropology courses