Bachelor of Music

University of Newcastle

This program is for those with the interest in, and ability for, a career as a professional musician or in a music-related field. Applicants will have had considerable musical training prior to application. The standard of performance level required is generally AMEB Grades 6-8. During the program, students undertake a required sequence of practical and academic courses. In addition to the core courses, there are also Music Directed courses and a number of electives offered by the Faculty and by other Faculties.

Course Fee:


International: $95,010

Entry Requirements:

Completed Year 12 or equivalent (No minimum ATAR requirement); written application; an audition and interview .

Structure:

Students complete 240 units (typically 80 units per year for 3 years or equivalent), comprising of 140 units of Core Music Courses; 80 units of Directed Courses and 20 units of Electives. Students receive tuition in their principal instrument or form, attend classes in essential core academic curricula, and have the opportunity to extend their study in music or a number of other directed courses and/or electives. Students have opportunities to showcase their work in a variety of venues and presentation styles. Final examinations can include a public recital or presentation.

Subjects you can Study:

Performance (instrumental/voice); Song writing; Composition; Creative production; Music research and communication

Study Pathways:

Credit may be available for previous study. Students wishing to become high school music teachers can apply for entry to the Master of Teaching following the Bachelor of Music degree. Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students.

Further information:

With some additional study, graduates can also undertake careers as arts administrators, public relations officers, librarians in music resources, business managers for orchestras or marketing and public relations staff in the theatre.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Musician, Teacher - Music,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Full time 3 years
Newcastle City Precinct No info Yes Part time 6 years

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