Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)

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.

  • Turn up your sound design and research skills to eleven
  • Focus on your passion project and showcase your expertise
  • Study at Australia's most distinguished tertiary music school

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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Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH033
Deferment No
Intake February and 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

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $7,410

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

Sound Production, 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, ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

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

 

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021