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2012 Bachelor of Musical Arts(13N)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


The Bachelor of Musical Arts provides the opportunity for students to enhance their musical skills, awareness and knowledge and also, through parallel study, to explore the possibilities of another discipline. The degree is particularly well suited to students wishing to pursue careers in music technology, music journalism, music broadcasting, promotion and marketing or arts management. Students completing this course will be able to articulate into the Master of Teaching course, specialising in Secondary Music Teaching. Bachelor of Musical Arts students will complete a major in music, a minor in music and four discipline electives. The remaining units of their degree may be taken as a major from another discipline offered at UTAS, for example English, journalism, science, or a European language, or may comprise further study in music through a choice of music electives.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. International students need the standard UTAS English language requirements for Bachelor level entry. There are additional requirements (audition and interview) for applicants wishing to undertake units in the ensemble/practical study or music technology majors:

Performance students: prepare fifteen minutes of music to show skill, level of ability and musical tastes. Composition and Music Technology students: submit a folio of at least three recent compositions. Applicants are encouraged, strongly, to include recent recordings of the works submitted in the folio. Through interview, the audition panel will assess the applicant's musical background and career aspirations. Members of the staff from the Conservatorium will comprise the audition and interview panel. After the audition/interview process is complete, a report is written by the chair of the audition panel. The Head of School (or designate) and the course coordinator then review the audition report to determine each candidate's suitability for the course.

Career Outcomes

No specific outcomes. Possible careers for graduates with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree might include music educator, creative or managerial in arts management, music librarianship, music journalism, music technician, film composer

Articulation to/from Course

Students who complete the Associate Degree in Music may articulate with up to full credit into the Bachelor of Musical Arts. Students who complete the Diploma of Music and enter the Bachelor of Musical Arts may articulate with full credit, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students who commence in the Bachelor of Music may transfer to the Bachelor of Musical Arts and receive credit, up to a maximum of 200%, for the units of study undertaken in the Bachelor of Music. Students who commence in the Bachelor of Musical Arts and successfully audition for entry into the Bachelor of Music, prior to completing the Bachelor of Musical Arts, may receive credit for all units completed in that degree that are also listed in the Bachelor of Music schedule. Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

Students who complete the BMA (Music History major) with sufficient merit may apply for the BMus(Hons). Students who complete the BMA (Music History Major) with sufficient merit may apply for the BMus(Hons). Students who complete the BMA may also apply for the Master of Teaching.

*Provided that the disciplines taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the main Bchelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

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