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, Business, Law and Economics.

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

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
From 30 June 2023, in accordance with Australian government requirements, the University will be returning to face-to-face teaching for all students where it is safe and practical to do so. For students with circumstances where it would not be practical or safe to travel to Australia, exemptions may apply. Students are encouraged to regularly check Study in 2023 and International Student Covid-19 FAQ for information and updates.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH033
Deferment No
Intake February and July*
*subject to availability
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

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,100

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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.

 

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Last updated: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022