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Bachelor of Music for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Music?

Consistently ranked among the best music schools in Australia, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University has connected people with music for almost 50 years. It continues to produce dynamic and creative national and international soloists, ensemble performers, composers, creative music technology specialists and music researchers. It also enhances the life of the University and the wider community through its wide-ranging concerts and community outreach activities, many of which involve Monash students.

The Bachelor of Music will equip you for life within and beyond the music profession. You will receive a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education, specialising in performance, composition, creative music technology, or ethnomusicology and musicology. You will also acquire critical and lateral thinking skills, develop effective written and oral communication skills, and study music from a variety of historical, social and cultural perspectives. These studies will increase your knowledge beyond your chosen area of specialisation, equipping you for success in today's globalised world. They will also enable you to pursue postgraduate training at national and international centres of music excellence or advanced research training in various music sub-disciplines.

Staff members and visiting scholars who are leading performers, composers and specialists in their respective fields will guide your study. You will also benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including the use of a recital hall, music technology studios and a suite of practice studios (with quality pianos).

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 6,152 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 0821

CRICOS code: 017113G

Find out more

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Contact

Faculty of Arts
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 28,700 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 0821

CRICOS code: 017113G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12and Audition/Composition submission.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission. Recommended studies include music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Some advanced standing may be granted for TAFE studies.

SINGLE UNIVERSITY UNITS

Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Credit may be granted for these units. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • IB score of at least 25
  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Extra requirements

All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions. For further information please contact Arts Student Services on 1800 MONASH(666 274).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12 and Audition/Composition submission. Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

A minimum of Certificate IV with at least a distinction (70%) average is required to be considered for admission. Recommended studies include music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Some advanced standing may be granted for TAFE studies.

SINGLE UNIVERSITY UNITS

Applicants will be considered for admission with two single units completed at a credit (60%) average. Additional units (above the minimum of two) will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Credit may be granted for these units. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission, however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • IB score of at least 25
  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 with 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading and 18 in Speaking; Pearson Test of English(PTE)overall score of 58 with minimum of 50 in Listening, 50 in Reading, 50 in Speaking and 50 in Writing; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) score of 45 or above (each skill must score weak or above) or Advanced (CAE) score of 58 or above (each skill must score borderline or above)

Special entry requirements

All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions. For further information please contact Arts Student Services on 1800 MONASH(666 274).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 26
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 7

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

COMPOSITION

Students undertaking this specialisation can expect to acquire experience and skills in music composition. The program offers supervision of students' compositional projects and encourages work in various media, including traditional, electronic, and contemporary solo and ensemble combinations.

CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

The creative music technology program is focused on the creative application of technology within professional music, sound, broadcast and multimedia and research contexts. Students will develop creative and music technology skills for employment and research within new media, composition, recording and performance creative industries. The program explores the use of music, sound and media, and promotes creative outcomes enable through current technologies.

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

In ethnomusicology (the study of music of different cultures), students explore selected music cultures of Asia and/or Africa, and may learn to perform in an Indonesian gamelan and in other Asian and African traditions.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Students with a strong musical aptitude undertaking this specialisation are expected to acquire an assured technique and an awareness of the history of performance style and practice. Students develop their stylistic understanding and interactive musical skills by performing in a variety of ensembles.

MUSICOLOGY

In musicology (the academic study of music), students explore music history, biography and historiography from various periods and perspectives.

  • Career opportunities

    A degree in music from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash will make employers stand up and take notice. You may find careers in performance, music instruction, composing and conducting, arts administration, policy and planning, music retailing, research and archiving, artist management and music technology.

    If you'd like to continue your studies, we offer a Masters degree and a PhD in performance, composition, ethnomusicology and musicology.

    We help students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

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