Bachelor of Music (Elite) with Honours (F4E)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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.

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See entry requirements & prerequisites

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: 091917A
Current students
View 2016 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The BMus(Elite)Hons  recognizes that the professional entry standard for music practitioners requires a demonstrably higher standard of performance than that which is expected at the Bachelor level: additional training and time to master technical skills and creative interpretative ability is essential.  The degree is designed to enable students to develop significant technical, musical and artistic skills and awareness in a chosen area of practical music specialisation, leading to professional work prospects and as a pathway for higher-degree research and further learning.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

No formal professional recognition.

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, teachers and administrators, or may be involved in broadcasting, journalism or as music critics.

Course structure

A candidate shall undertake a course of study in the following areas:

  • A major (50%) in Performance or Composition
  • FCA445 Music Research Methodology unit (12.5%)
  • 1 x 12.5% elective, chosen from the approved elective schedule
  • Honours and Postgraduate Research Forum
  • For Performance Students: either a written exegesis weighted at 25% or a recording project
    weighted at 25%
  • For Composition students: a written exegesis weighted at 25%.

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.

Schedule

Enrol in a total of 62.5% from the following:

Advanced studies in instruments/vocal performance in an individual program of study designed to develop a high level of technical and musical skills appropriate to the specialist area. Development of knowledge and understanding of advanced repertoire and associated concepts.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The Honours Graduation Recital unit showcases the student's technical, musical and artistic development through the presentation of a professional level recital consisting of 50 minutes of music.…

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

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 two units:

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

OR

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.:
AND students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.
Enrol in each of the following:

This unit is designed to support advanced studies in composition. Primary concentration is given to the development of high level technical and musical skills. On completion of the unit students should have developed advanced skills in the technique of chamber…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The Honours Graduation Folio showcases the student's technical, musical and artistic development through the presentation of a professional level folio of work that includes at least one major creative work and includes recordings of live performances of the works submitted.…

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.:
AND students will enrol in XSB400 Honours (0 points) in their final semester.

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

Advanced Chamber Music 1 provides students with an advanced unit of study in the preparation and presentation of major works of chamber music repertoire. The repertoire shall be determined and agreed upon by the students and unit coordinator at 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

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.

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 enrolled in this unit will undertake a detailed course of study reviewing major aspects of music history and theory with particular emphasis on structure and analysis. Its purpose is to provide students with the background necessary to pursue quality…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Advanced Chamber Music 2 is a second unit of advanced study in the preparation and presentation of major works of chamber music repertoire. The repertoire shall be determined and agreed upon by the students and unit coordinator at the commencement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

NB: Electives may be chosen from the list of approved Conservatorium Honours Elite electives, or from any school within the University, subject to approval from theappropriate school and permission from the Conservatorium's Honours Coordinator.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Music (Elite) 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 an equivalent to four years of tertiary study in Music at the Undergraduate level with a Distinction grade in performance or composition units in the final (fourth) year and grades of Credit or better in all other units; or demonstration of equivalent professional attainment (e.g. minimum of BMus Hons IIA).

International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for Bachelor level entry.

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 (Elite) with Honours may apply for entry to either the Master of Music Studies or Master of Music coursework degrees and may be eligible for credit up to one third of the proposed degree.

Students who do not complete the Bachelor of Music (Elite) with Honours may be eligible for the Graduate Certificate of Music (Specialisation) or may apply to have the work undertaken in the Honours program credited towards any of the postgraduate coursework programs offered by the Conservatorium.

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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