Honours - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Music - Conservatorium


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at

Students are required to complete 48 points of study in their chosen stream comprising a thesis and two coursework units. The streams are:

  • composition
  • musicology
  • performance

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the music honours coordinator.


Students complete units from the following streams:

Musicology and Ethnomusicology


  • ATS4838 Special project: Composition and music technology part 1
  • ATS4839 Composition and music technology part 2


  • ATS4831 Music special project: Practical study part 1
  • ATS4832 Music special project: Practical study part 2

Coursework units

Students complete the following unit:

Students complete one unit from one of the following streams:


  • ATS4834 Honours research project in music


  • ATS4834 Honours research project in music


Contact details

Relevant courses

0822 Honours degree of Bachelor of Music