Bachelor of Music with Honours (F4D)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 8

Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
CRICOS: 030422G
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Bachelor of Music with Honours degree is a 1-year (minimum) full-time course, offering specialisations in Performance, Composition, Professional Practice or Musicology. 

The Professional Practice specialisation is open to highly gifted orchestral musicians desiring the dedicated training and pre-professional experiences in orchestral practice necessary for entry into the profession, as well the solo performer, classical or contemporary, wishing to develop chamber music expertise.  Orchestral conducting has been added to this specialisation from 2015.

The degree is for highly gifted musicians who seek to continue musical studies beyond the undergraduate level. The purpose of the year is to allow students to immerse themselves in one area of specialisation and determine, through the year of study, the musical future they wish to pursue. Upon completion of Honours successful students interested in pursuing a higher research degree may apply to Master or PhD study or, for practitioners keen to perfect skills and artistry, a two-year coursework Masters of Music program.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BMus(Hons) in 2016. For students who commenced prior to 2016, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2014 should refer to the 2014 Handbook.

The program emphasises the need for a spirit of excellence and a strong sense of independent inquiry. The Bachelor of Music with Honours aims to increase students' breadth of knowledge, and to foster greater capacity to engage in academic and practical excellence. The degree provides time and opportunity for highly gifted musicians who seek to continue musical studies beyond the undergraduate level. The course of study undertaken encourages musicians with the potential to pursue high-level performance or scholarly careers to immerse themselves in one specialisation and determine, through the year of study, the musical future they wish to pursue.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Music with Honours are engaged at all levels of the music profession, both in Australia and overseas. They enjoy successful careers as performers, composers, conductors, teachers and administrators, or may be involved in broadcasting, journalism or as music critics.

Course structure

Performance students undertake a year of study (100 credit points) comprised of an integrated research project, consisting of performances and a written exegesis.

Professional Practice students undertake a year of specialised study in music performance or conducting, including coursework and a recording project.

Composition students must present a folio of compositions and an exegesis.

Musicology students complete a programme of coursework and write a thesis of approximately 15,000 words.

All students are required to attend the music research methodology class in semester 1. All students must attend and give a presentation in the Honours and Postgraduate Research forum.

Students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0.00%) in their final semester.  The award of honours is given in relation to the whole of the year's work. The award is graded as follows - First Class; Second Class, upper division; Second Class, lower division; or Third Class; and will be recorded against the administrative unit XSB400 Honours.

In the Honours year, the performance major is designed to enable performers to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of the student's musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the first unit of the year, the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In the Honours year, the performance major is designed to enable performers to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of the student's musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the second of two units, the aim…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Performance and composition students enrolled in this unit will complete an exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words. The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce a properly researched paper complementary to the student's performance/composition presentations. Students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS 12.5% of electives chosen from the approved elective schedule.
Students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.

Composition and Creative Projects 4A is the first semester of study for Honours in music by folio. By this stage, you will have completed an undergraduate degree in music. Through this unit of study you will undertake projects designed to…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Composition and Creative Projects 4B is the second semester of study for Honours in music by folio. By this stage, you will have completed Composition and Creative Projects 4A. Through this unit of study you will undertake projects designed to…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Performance and composition students enrolled in this unit will complete an exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words. The aim of this unit is to enable students to produce a properly researched paper complementary to the student's performance/composition presentations. Students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS 12.5% of electives chosen from the approved elective schedule.
Students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.

The first of two units to enable Musicology students to complete a substantial written thesis or analysis project. Students will be expected to demonstrate high-level skills in independent research and/or analysis and in written expression as well as a degree…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The second of two units to enable Musicology students to complete a substantial written thesis or analysis project. Students will be expected to demonstrate high-level skills in independent research and/or analysis and in written expression as well as a degree…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS ONE of the following:

Provides an opportunity to explore in depth over a semester particular aspects of a chronological period of music history. Periods will be cycled and topics chosen will focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in depth historical, theoretical and contextual aspects of a specific music topic. Topics, which will be cycled, focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS 25% of electives chosen from the approved elective schedule.
Students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.
Students choose 2 of the following units totalling 50 credit points:

In the Honours year, the performance major is designed to enable performers to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of the student's musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the first unit of the year, the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In the Honours year, the performance major is designed to enable performers to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of the student's musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the second of two units, the aim…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The first of two units, Orchestral Practice 4A enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire and excerpts classes, masterclasses,…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The second of two units, Orchestral Practice 4B enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to gain additional experience through participation in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt quickly to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students enrolling in this unit attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal/performance period students are expected to be able to respond quickly…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS

This unit is designed to familiarize students with the major bibliographic sources appropriate for research in music at the postgraduate level. Students will establish a solid foundation in research methodology for future research projects through a variety of research tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to enable students to develop skills in the rehearsal and recording of chamber music/small ensemble/orchestral audition repertoire for a professionally presented end product. Students choose the repertoire for the recording project and are responsible…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS 12.5% of electives chosen from the approved elective schedule.
Students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.
NB: Students wishing to apply for a higher research degree (Masters or PhD) will need to take FCZ430 Exegesis Project. For students who complete the Professional Practice specialization this additional unit may be takenthrough study in the Graduate Certificate in Music (Specialisation) degree

Students enrolling in this unit will attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal period students will be expected to adapt quickly to…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with opportunities to develop the skills required for professional participation in a small ensemble environment. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise such that students develop collaborative, interpretative and presentation skills for the performance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with further opportunities to develop the skills required for professional participation in a small ensemble environment. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise such that students master collaborative, interpretative and presentation skills for the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides an opportunity to explore in depth over a semester particular aspects of a chronological period of music history. Periods will be cycled and topics chosen will focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in depth historical, theoretical and contextual aspects of a specific music topic. Topics, which will be cycled, focus on a particular genre or characteristic of a given chronological period and will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complementary study is a specifically designed investigation to support the major area of study. The investigation is self-directed once the outline of the project has been agreed to by the Head of Discipline. Students can choose a topic for special…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolling in this unit attend an intensive practical performance program and participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in ensemble practices. During the rehearsal/performance period students are expected to be able to respond quickly…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

NB: electives may be chosen from the list of approved Conservatorium Honours electives, or from any school within the University, subject to approval from the appropriate school and permission from the Conservatorium's Honours Coordinator.Please note the prerequisite/co-requisite FCA445 Music Research Methodology for FCZ421 Exegesis.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Honours program is by formal application. Candidates are expected to have a good academic record, and to have satisfied minimum criteria as either: successful completion of a Pass degree in Music with high achievement in the area of specialization, have successfully completed at least two undergraduate level music history and grades of Credit or better in other level 300 units; or demonstrate equivalent professional attainment.

Formal application process:Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview and to undertake a written placement test. Overseas/interstate applicants may submit a certified DVD or CD of a recent performance.


Instrumental and vocal applicants should prepare a program of approximately 30 minutes duration, comprising three works of contrasting style and period.  Composition applicants should present a folio of at least three compositions, including excellent quality CD recordings of the best performances of their work.

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Music with Honours in Performance, Composition or Musicology may apply for entry to a higher degree (Masters or PhD) in accordance with policies governing candidature for such admission.

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Music with Honours in the Professional Practice specialisation may apply for entry to the two-year Master of Music (coursework) and be credited with 100% (of the required 200%) of study. Students who completed the Professional Practice specialization who wish to apply for entry to a higher research degree (Masters or PhD) will first need to complete the Exegesis Project unit, which may be taken through study in the Graduate Certificate in Music (Specialisation) degree.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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