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Bachelor of  Music (Honours)

Program code: 2355
QTAC code: 723002
CRICOS code: 081642F

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Bachelor of Music (Honours)

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is intended for students wishing to pursue a professional career in music, and integrates the development of practical skills with theoretical and historical musical knowledge, culminating in advanced research training in their chosen Music Honours field. Graduates of the program are equipped for professional careers in music and to undertake postgraduate studies in their chosen Music Honours field.

Summary

  • Program code
    2355
  • QTAC code
    723002
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    081642F

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 English and audition/interview; a pass in a test of practical ability and musicianship skills.*

* Note: Selection is based on audition, interview and academic results.OP/Entry Rank cut-offs do not apply.

For more information about the audition process (including closing dates and the application form) please visit the School of Music website

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Music (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Music (Honours):

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Music (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Music (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Composition

Composition students receive weekly individual tuition. Opportunities are available for the performance of student works in practical class and ensemble concerts. Students also have access to the School's electronic studio. Graduates work as professional composers or arrangers.

Music Learning

This major provides a wide choice of courses to suit individual student's interests across music pedagogy, conducting, aural studies, musicology, music technology and popular music. Graduates with this major find employment in educational contexts, music journalism, arts administration and in librarianship.

Musicology

This area includes a wide range of studies in music history, techniques, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice, and music analysis. Graduates of musicology find work in music lecturing, research, criticism, journalism, music programming, arts administration or librarianship.

Performance

Students receive individual tuition on their instrument or voice, in addition to ensemble preparation. Areas of study include chamber music, performance practices, music career skills and entrepreneurship. Practical skills are engaged through master classes, student performances, debates, lectures and seminars on performance related topics. Career opportunities for graduates are in solo, chamber, orchestral and vocal performance, or accompanying.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $31,424
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Music (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Some courses may incur additional costs such as piano accompaniment.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) is:

  • Audition application closing dates are listed on the "Application for Audition" form at www.music.uq.edu.au.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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