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Bachelor of Music

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324061
324901

CRICOS 002801F

Music degrees offered by the Elder Conservatorium provide the intensive professional training required for employment in today’s music industry in a challenging and stimulating learning environment that nurtures highly skilled, flexible and industry-ready graduates.

Program options include: Classical Voice, Music Composition, Music Education and Pedagogy, Music Performance - Classical, Music Performance - Jazz, Musicology, Popular Music & Creative Technologies, Sonic Arts.

Majors comprise at least 24 units, supported by a range of musicianship courses and other electives. For entry to Music programs from semester 1, 2018, students apply for their chosen specialisation. 

The Bachelor of Music is also available as a double degree with the Bachelor of Arts.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    2016 CSP ATAR 65
    2016 CSP IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score.
    Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge varies for the different specialisations available in the Bachelor of Music.

    Classical Performance - Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Classical Voice - Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Jazz Performance - Year 12 Solo Performance or CPM Advancing Step 4, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Composition - Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Popular Music and Creative Technologies - A familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. Sonic Arts - A familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. Musicology - The ability to read music is expected. Music Education/Pedagogy - As per relevant specialisation.

    Additional Entry Requirements
    All prospective students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition/interview for each area of specialisation, regardless of the number or type of music programs they are applying for.

    The audition/interview will assess each applicant's current skill level and potential for future studies and offers will be made on the basis of the audition/interview score, academic achievement and the musicianship test. The Musicianship test aims to assess the applicant's general level of musicianship, which involves the ability to identify and recognise musical concepts within aural, written and theoretical contexts.

    The test comprises:
    > aural questions covering rhythm, tonality, melody and harmony > score interpretation questions about a given short piano extract > theoretical questions such as keys, major and minor scales, intervals and chords.

    For details regarding the audition rounds and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music (https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/).


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 002801F
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 9
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Music Theory/Practice
    Assumed Knowledge Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a recorded audition. Auditions must address the criteria specific to the applicant's instrument/area of study. For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/

    Applicants who are living in Adelaide may be asked to attend an in-person audition, off-shore auditions may be available in selected locations.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,375

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Accompanist, Jazz Musician, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Teacher, Music Technologist, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Opera Singer, Orchestral Musician, Composer, Conductor, Recording Artist / Musician, Singer, Instrumentalist

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact arts@adelaide.edu.au to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however specific exchanges are available for Bachelor of Music students:    

    > Simpson College (US)
    > University of Canterbury (NZ)
    > McGill University (Canada)
    > University of Southampton (UK)
  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

     

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Classical Voice
    • Music Composition
    • Music Education and Pedagogy
    • Music Performance – Classical
    • Music Performance – Jazz
    • Musicology
    • Popular Music and Creative Technologies
    • Sonic Arts

    Example Study Plan

    Study plans for all majors in the Bachelor of Music are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

 

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