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2012 Bachelor of Music(F3K)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
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Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 8 yrs.
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The Bachelor of Music (BMus) is a 3-year full-time professional training degree that enables you to gain the many skills necessary for success in the music profession. The course is based at the Conservation of Music in Hobart, a dynamic and progressive music-making environment which values and provides intensive one-to-one tuition, small class sizes and personalised attention. Part-time study and mid year enrolment are also available.

Major study areas in either Classical or Contemporary mode include:

  • Composition;
  • Performance(Classical or Contemporary);
  • Musicology (option open to 3rd year only)

Admission & Prerequisites

Minimum University entrance requirements are normally expected. Pre-tertiary TCE Music is desirable but not essential. An AMEB instrumental/vocal level of Grade 6 or 7 is recommended, but not essential, for entry, as is Grade 5 theory.

Anyone possessing other qualifications and experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to the successful completion of year 12 in an Australian school system may be admitted to the course.

Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview and to undertake a theory and aural test. Overseas/interstate applicants may submit a certified audio or video tape or CD of a recent performance.

Instrumental and vocal applicants should prepare a program comprising three works of contrasting style and period.

Composition applicants should present a folio of at least three compositions, including excellent quality (DAT or CD) recordings of the best performances of their work.

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide students with:

  • a high level of professional vocational training;
  • a broadly-based music education;
  • the necessary communication skills and flexibility to interact with the wider community;
  • the development of research skills;
  • skills in new technological developments in music.

Career Outcomes

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

Articulation to/from Course

The course design allows the possibility of articulation with related TAFE courses.

Students who wish to specialise in performance or composition may, upon completion of the AssocDegMusSt apply for the BMus in their area of specialization and, if accepted, have up to 100% credited towards the BMus, of units taken that also appear in the Bachelor of Music schedule.

Students who complete the BMus with sufficient merit may apply for the BMus(Hons).

Miscellaneous Information

Bachelor of Music (Advanced Honours)

This is a special program that recognises high achieving students. Entry to the program is by invitation through the recommendation of the Conservatorium's audition panel and is based on a student's performance at audition, an interview and entrance/placement examination. In order to remain in the program, students will have to achieve at least distinction results in their major study units and maintain a credit average in all other units. Students not initially admitted to the program but who achieve distinctions or better in their major study units and maintain a credit average in all other units will be invited to be part of the program. At the discretion of the Dean students transferring from other institutions may be eligible to enter the program.

Students participating in this program will be required to fulfill all the normal BMus requirements and will be encouraged to develop their academic potential through participation in targeted research seminars. Individual academic mentoring and advice is also provided.

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