Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music

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 study 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

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

Admissions information

SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
2019 CSP ATAR 65
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2019 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 N/A
Additional criteria considered Audition required
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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://arts.adelaide.edu.au/music/study/auditions).
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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
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 To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), 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 2018). 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 Pathway. 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 2019
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)
17 100.0%
International students N/A N/A
All students 17 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $6,775

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

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

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
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
Classical Performance
Jazz Performance
Musicology
Popular Music
Sonic Arts

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

As a music student I've made friends with first, second, and third years, and even some honours students, which has given me the opportunity to ask questions about the degree and gain knowledge from their experience. I love music humour - from teachers and students. The music staff have been absolutely incredible - they're flexible, understanding, and above all experts in their field! I'm always coming away with fantastic new knowledge that I can apply straight away.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021