Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
The Bachelor of Music provides the intensive professional training required for employment in today’s music industry. It provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment that nurtures highly skilled, flexible and industry-ready graduates.
Musicology students undergo intensive tuition in the cultural, social, historical and stylistic aspects of Western and non-Western music. Students acquire high-level knowledge and research training in music theory and analysis, music history and repertoire. Musicology majors can also pursue a wide range of interdisciplinary studies.
The Musicology major develops a range of generic skills in critical and creative thinking, communication, problem-solving and research which are comparable to those developed within a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Musicology major is distinguished by the depth of music-specific knowledge and skills, and the extent to which students are encouraged to develop their own research interests in music.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|2017 CSP ATAR||65|
|2017 CSP IB||24|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Year 12 Applicants||You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Your year 12 Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is used in the case of a tie-breaker. This program may not be deferred.|
|Assumed Knowledge||The ability to read music is expected.|
|Additional Entry Requirements||
All Bachelor of Music (Musicology) students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition/interview.
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.
To apply for an audition/interview and for details regarding audition rounds, Musicianship test and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/
|Intake||February and July|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English 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%|
|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|
|International Qualifications||Music Theory/Practice|
|Assumed Knowledge||Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation|
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $30,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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Musicology students are expected to have a background in basic music theory and will complete the same music theory and history supporting studies coursework undertaken by other Bachelor of Music students. Musicology students typically have some experience in classical, popular, jazz or other styles of music performance.
The Musicology major provides students with the following:
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Last updated: Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017