Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 041714D

Why combine Arts with Music?  

Music and the Arts enrich and inform the way we live. Through this integrated double degree, you can pick and choose your favourite aspects of both. You’ll build an impressive suite of skills and knowledge, maximising your career options in the creative arts. 

What will you do?

  • Pursue one of eight music specialisations.
  • Choose majors and minors from South Australia’s widest range of arts areas.
  • Receive intensive professional music training and one-on-one tuition.
  • Work with acclaimed researchers, performers, teachers and guest artists.

Note: you will need to attend an audition/interview for each music specialisation, regardless of the number or type of music programs you’re applying for. For details regarding audition rounds and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    2018 CSP ATAR 65
    2018 CSP IB 24
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    2018 Admissions Data for school leavers
    ATAR
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer *
    Median ATAR to receive an offer *
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer *
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer *
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer *
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer *
    Minimum eligibility score 65
    Additional criteria considered Audition required
    Selection Criteria
    Recent Secondary Education 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.
    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/).
    Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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.
    Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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.
    Work and life experience 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.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2018
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    N/A N/A
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    N/A N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    18 100.0%
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 18 100.0%

    International applicants

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    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
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Music Theory/Practice
    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: $6,575

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Band Promoter, Music Festival Director, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Producer, DJ, Digital Content Creator, Rock Star, Songwriter, Sound Artist, Sound Engineer, Musician / Singer, Music Technologist, Accompanist, Band Musician, Chamber Musician, Classroom Music Teacher, Composer, Conductor, Entertainment Industry, Instrumentalist, Jazz Musician, Musical Theatre Performer, ...

  • Degree Structure

    This program involves 120 units of study, normally taken full time over five years. First year studies focus on music courses, with the remaining four years a combination of courses from the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music.

    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
    Asian Studies
    Chinese Studies
    Classics
    Creative Writing
    Criminology
    Economics
    English
    French Studies
    Gender Studies
    Geography, Environment and Population
    German Studies
    History
    Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    Indonesian Studies
    International Development
    Italian Studies
    Japanese Studies
    Linguistics
    Mathematical Sciences
    Modern Greek Studies
    Music
    Philosophy
    Politics and International Relations
    Psychology
    Sociology
    Spanish Studies


    Classical Voice
    Music Composition
    Music Education and Pedagogy
    Music Performance - Classical
    Music Performance  - Jazz
    Musicology
    Popular Music
    Sonic Arts

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level I
    Year 2 Major Level I Arts Elective
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level II
    Music Course
    Level II
    Major Level I Arts Elective
    Level I
    Music Course
    Level II
    Music Course
    Level II
    Year 3 Major Level II Arts Elective
    Level II
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Major Level II Arts Elective
    Level II
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Year 4 Major Level
    II or III
    Major Level
    II or III
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Major Level III - Capstone course
    (6 units)
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Music Course
    Level II or III
    Year 5  Arts Elective
    Level III
    Arts Elective
    Level III
    Music Course
    Level III
    Music Course
    Level III
    Arts Elective
    Level III
    Arts Elective
    Level III
    Music Course
    Level III
    Music Course
    Level III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019