Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)

Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3BH033
CRICOS 002802E

Turn high-achieving into a higher degree

There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build the necessary foundations for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else is asking in the music world. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced creative and communication skills to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

Entry into honours is selective and the work at this level is challenging. You should discuss your eligibility with the Honours Convenor, then lodge an expression of interest with the Faculty of Arts.

What will you do?

  • Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
  • Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
  • Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently achieve complex goals.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3BH033
    Intake February and/or July (subject to availability)
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3BH033


    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 002802E
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a folio of works, depending on the area of study for which they are applying. The folio will be assessed for musical achievement and potential for study at degree level. Folios 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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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,575

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

    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

    Lyricist, Backing Musician, Backup Singer, Band Musician, Music Educator, Music Historian, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Producer, Music Technologist, Music Therapist, Music Video Director, Musician / Singer, DJ, Digital Content Creator, Recording Artist / Musician, Entertainer, Entertainment Industry, Songwriter, Sound Artist, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

     

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 MUSHONS 4001
    Honours Music Research Methodology
    MUSHONS 4004
    Honours Music Minor Project
    MUSHONS 4006A
    Honours Music Major Project Part 1

    MUSHONS 4006B
    Honours Music Major Project Part 2

    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2019