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Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce?

Who said creativity and commerce don't mix? Place yourself in high demand and fill the void of musicians with a solid understanding of how business and the economy function.

To be the best, you need to surround yourself with high-achievers. Our Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is consistently ranked among the best music schools in Australia. We attract individuals like Paul Grabowsky, the esteemed Australian pianist, jazz musician, conductor and composer, who has taken up a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellowship in the School of Music from 2012. Paul, with his experience managing major international festivals, would be the perfect sounding board if you are interested in using your double degree to pursue a career in event management.

You'll receive one-on-one instrumental teaching to develop your solo and ensemble performance skills, and you'll have a number of opportunities to study overseas. For example, jazz and popular studies students travel to Italy and New York in alternate years to study and perform with world-renowned musicians such as James Morrison, Claire Bowditch, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, George Garzoni and Aaron Goldberg.

The Faculty of Business and Economics, where you will be studying your commerce degree, has global connections that would astound you. From the US to Europe and Asia, we have a range of formidable partnerships with organisations like Peking University in China and the University of Navarra in Spain.

Our commerce degree will develop your capacity for logical analysis and conceptual thinking, and give you the skills and knowledge to manage public and private enterprises. It will counterbalance your music degree perfectly.

Professional recognitions

Australian

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics professional recognition page for more information of Australian and international professional recognition.

International

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Business and Economics courses visit: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 7,850 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)

Attendances

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

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 1185

CRICOS code: 030491E

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Contact

Faculty of Arts
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au
Faculty of Business and Economics
Telephone: +61 3 9905 2327
Fax: +61 3 9905 5499
Email: enquiries.clayton@buseco.monash.edu.au
Web address: http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014

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
$ 35,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 1185

CRICOS code: 030491E

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

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

Single degree options

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12 and Audition/Composition submission.

VCE prerequisites

Minimum ATAR of 80.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • IB score of at least 29
  • 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, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL

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 +61 3 9902 6011.

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)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12 and Audition/Composition submission.

VCE prerequisites

Minimum ATAR of 80.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • IB score of at least 29
  • 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, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL

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.

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 +61 3 9902 6011.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 33
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 12

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)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

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.

MUSICOLOGY

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

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.

Visit the Business and Economics area of study page.

  • Career opportunities

    A double degree in music and commerce will give you a creative and business edge that is hard to come by. You might become an entrepreneur and start up your own music festival. Or you might decide to use your business skills as an administrator in a government-funded arts body. Our graduates have pursued careers in performance, music instruction, composing and conducting, as well as a variety of roles in the business sector.

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