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Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314081
324891

CRICOS 041714D

The combined degree Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music comprises the requirements of the Bachelor of Music plus selected Arts courses. It enables students to pursue a broad range of interests in music and the arts in a self-designed, integrated academic program. The study of foreign languages is of particular significance to vocalists and musicologists, while history or anthropology may be of particular interest to an ethnomusicologist.

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.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    2017 CSP ATAR 65
    2017 CSP IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    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.
    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/auditionrounds/).

    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. Your best GPA is used in the case of a tie-breaker. This program may not be deferred.
    • 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. Further ranking according to the level of TAFE award is undertaken in the case of a tie-breaker. This program may not be deferred.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before February 1st of the year that you will be studying. You must undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. In the case of a tie-breaker, you will be ranked further according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). 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 041714D
    Intake February
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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
    Additional Entry Requirements
    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 International student place: $30,500

    Scholarships

    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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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Arts Administrator, Musician / Singer, Music Technologist, Archaeologist, Accompanist, Band Musician, Broadcaster, Chamber Musician, Classroom Music Teacher, Community Musician, Music within the Indigenous Community, Composer, Conductor, Entertainment Industry, Instrumentalist, Jazz Musician, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musicologist, Music Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Opera Singer, ...

  • 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.

  • Degree Structure

    This program involves 120 units of study, normally taken full time over five years. First year studies focus on music courses, specialising in Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Composition, Music Education, Musicology, Performance and Pedagogy, Popular Music and Creative Technologies or Sonic Arts. The remaining four years combine courses from the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music programs.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Areas of Specialisation

    Students can specialise their studies by taking majors and minors in the following areas:

    Bachelor of Arts

    Bachelor of Music
    • Anthropology
    • Art History and Visual Culture (minor only)
    • Asian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • English
    • French Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Geography, Environment and Population
    • German Studies
    • History
    • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    • Italian Studies
    • Japanese Studies
    • Linguistics
    • Modern Greek Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology (minor only)
    • Sociology
    • Spanish Studies

    • 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

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1S1 ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media
    (semester 1 or 2 or Winter School)
    Music course level I Music course level I Music course level I
    S2 Music course level I Music course level I Music course level I Music course level I
    Year 2S1 Arts major level I Open elective level I Music course level II Music course level II
    S2 Arts major level I Open elective level I Music course level II Music course level II
    Year 3S1 Arts major level II Open elective level II Music course level II or III Music course level II or III
    S2 Arts major level II Open elective level II Music course level II or III Music course level II or III
    Year 4

    S1 Arts major level II or III Arts major level II or III Music course level II or III Music course level II or III
    S2 Arts major level III - capstone course (6 units) Music course level II or III Music course level II or III
    Year 5

    S1 Open elective level III Open elective level III Music course level III Music course level III
    S2 Open elective level III Open elective level III Music course level III Music course level III
    Please note:

    • All Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music students must enrol in music full time at Level I i.e. 24 units across the year.
    • The Bachelor of Arts requires completion of one major (24 units) and open elective courses (24 units).  A minor is not required in a
    • double degree, but you can choose to study a minor in place of electives if you wish.  Non-Arts majors are not permitted in a double degree.  You can access major lists on the Faculty of Arts website.
    • A maximum of eight elective courses (24 units) can be chosen from any discipline in the University that is available to you.
    • Performance courses must be undertaken in consecutive semesters/years. Any student who is not enrolled in a performance course for one semester or more will need to re-audition before recommencing at the next level.
    • Enrolment in some courses may be subject to pre-requisites and/or co-requisites (see details in Course Planner). This should be considered carefully when determining your enrolment pattern.



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