Bachelor of Music with Honours (F4D)

Overview  2019

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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

Commonwealth Supported places available

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Bachelor of Music with Honours degree is a 1-year (minimum) full-time course, offering specialisations in Performance, Creative Practice and Musicology

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.

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

In Honours you will complete 100 credit points (cp), equivalent to one year of study, comprising;

  • a specialisation as per the schedule below (87.5cp);
  • an honours elective unit (12.5cp).

In your second semester you will also enrol in XSB400 which will record your final Honours result. This unit is administrative only and does not have classes or assessments.

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

This unit is designed to familiarise students with the majorbibliographic sources appropriate for research in music atthe postgraduate level.Students will examine a range of methods appropriate forfuture research projects, identify and document a methodappropriate to their current project and complete…

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 complete a supervised exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words aligned with their creative specialisation (Stream).The exegesis must be an original work of scholarship; situated in literature; using a clear and appropriate research method.Students are…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Honours Creative Practice 1 is the first semester of studyfor Honours in music by folio.Students will undertake a self-directed project or projects,overseen by teaching staff with expertise in their creativespecialisation (Stream).Students will also complete lecturer-assigned tasksintended to develop the technical…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Honours Creative Practice 2 is the second semester of study for Honours in music by folio.Students will complete a self-directed project or projects, overseen by teaching staff with expertise in their creative specialisation (Stream).Students will also complete lecturer-assigned tasks intended…

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 familiarise students with the majorbibliographic sources appropriate for research in music atthe postgraduate level.Students will examine a range of methods appropriate forfuture research projects, identify and document a methodappropriate to their current project and complete…

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 complete a supervised exegesis of 7,500 - 10,000 words aligned with their creative specialisation (Stream).The exegesis must be an original work of scholarship; situated in literature; using a clear and appropriate research method.Students are…

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 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 familiarise students with the majorbibliographic sources appropriate for research in music atthe postgraduate level.Students will examine a range of methods appropriate forfuture research projects, identify and document a methodappropriate to their current project and complete…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

 
Complete 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

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

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

Electives may also 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.

Entry requirements

Entry to the Honours program in Music is by formal application. Candidates are expected to have a good academic record, and to have satisfied minimum criteria by either:

  • successful completion of an undergraduate Music degree with high achievement in the area of specialisation or;
  • demonstrating equivalent professional attainment.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview. Overseas or interstate applicants may submit a certified DVD, CD or private internet link of a recorded recent performance or portfolio materials.

Instrumental and vocal applicants should prepare a program of approximately 15 minutes duration, comprising three works of contrasting style. Composition, songwriter, commercial music creation and music technology applicants should present a portfolio of at least three works, including quality recordings of the best performances or realisations of their work.

When do auditions occur?

For Semester 1 (February) entry:

First round occurs between mid-November through mid-December.  
Second round occurs between late-January through mid-February. 

For Semester 2 (July) entry:  
First (and only) round occurs throughout May.

Download the Conservatorium of Music Audition Information Booklet (PDF 302KB) for more information about audition requirements.


Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about how to prepare for your audition.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $30,450 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
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