Bachelor of Music with Honours (F4D)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

Entry Requirements

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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.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Music with Honours will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced facility in one or more areas of music through practical and specialist musical and/or written expression;
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and explore solutions to resolve complex problems associated with one or more areas of musical activity
  • Contextualise and articulate with clarity the conceptual framework of their own and others' artistic practice by synthesising ideas with reference to past and present musical styles;
  • Undertake independent, creative research using appropriate methods to generate new or re-imagined musical works; and/or plan and execute a piece of original scholarship;
  • Exercise self-reflection, judgement and accountability in sustaining artistic practice and individual learning, in response to diverse professional, social and/or cultural contexts.
Learn beyond the classroom

Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

Find out more about Student Exchange.

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

Career outcomes

It (the University of Tasmania) was a very supportive environment, but there was also this healthy competition that drove you to be better. It was incredible to be part of that.

Joshua Dunn, Musician

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.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elite Honours performance is designed to enable you to develop your awareness of professional-level behaviour further and to focus study on the establishment of a core of repertoire representative of your musical and aesthetic abilities. In this, the first unit…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 appropriateresearch method.Students are required…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 appropriateresearch method.Students are required…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

x…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Complete one of the following:
 

This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

 

This unit allows the student to become acquainted with the instruments of the standard symphony orchestra and to develop effective strategies for instrumental combinations in a manner supportive of the musical goals of any orchestration or arranging project, or for…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 Guide (PDF 1.6MB) 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.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $32,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $32,950 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
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Email
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