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    Joondalup
    Mt Lawley
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    4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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    Education and Arts
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    Education
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    Y68
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    074171B
  • Indicative ATAR (TER):
    65
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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,686.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $15,350.00

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Major In Music Education

This major prepares students to teach music in secondary schools and also allows graduates to work as specialist kindergarten to year 6 music teachers.

The focus of the major is classroom music teaching. Students also have the option to complete a minor in instrumental music teaching and conducting/ensemble direction. Students can also undertake electives in primary and early childhood music teaching.

The major is offered in conjunction with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and students undertaking this course opt to specialise in either classical, jazz or contemporary music. Under certain circumstances, students may undertake crossover units from the other streams.

Related careers

Secondary Music Teacher, Kindergarten to year 6 Music Specialist Teacher

Major structure

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

This major prepares students to teach music in secondary schools, and allows graduates to work as specialist K-6 music teachers.

The focus of the major is classroom music teaching. Students also have the option to complete a minor in Instrumental music teaching and conducting / ensemble direction. Students can also undertake electives in primary and early childhood music teaching.

The major is offered in conjunction with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and students undertaking this course opt to specialise in either classical, jazz or contemporary music. Under certain circumstances, students may undertake crossover units from the other streams.

Special Admission Requirements

ATAR applicants wishing to undertake this major must apply through TISC and submit an application using the Online Admission System. Applicants are assessed on:

  • Successful completion of a practical test on the applicant’s chosen instrument.
  • Successful completion of a short aural / theory test
  • A suggested level of performance is AMEB Grade V or equivalent.



Students who specialise in Jazz must complete 19 Major Content Study units (150 credit points) and 2 Curriculum Major units (30 credit points).

UnitDescription Points
Major Content Study Units
MUS1305Jazz Principal Study 1 10
MUS1308Jazz Improvisation 1 10
MUS1309Jazz Aural 1 5
MUS1307Jazz Arranging 1 5
MUS1306Jazz History and Culture 1 5
MUS1313Jazz Repertoire Ensemble 1 10
MUS1314Jazz Principal Study 2 10
MUS1317Jazz Improvisation 2 10
MUS1318Jazz Aural 2 5
MUS1316Jazz Arranging 2 5
MUS2305Jazz Principal Study 3 10
MUS2308Jazz Improvisation 3 10
MUS2309Jazz Aural 3 5
MUS2307Jazz Arranging 3 5
MUS2314Jazz Principal Study 4 10
MUS2317Jazz Improvisation 4 10
MUS2318Jazz Aural 4 5
MUS2316Jazz Arranging 4 5
Plus select the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major Units
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School 15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices 15
 


NOTE: Students must strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Music Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study.

Students who specialise in Contemporary must complete 18 Major Content Study units (150 credit points) and 2 Curriculum Major units (30 credit points).

UnitDescription Points
Major Content Study Units
MUS1425Contemporary Principal Study 1 15
MUS1408Contemporary Aural 1 5
MUS1409Contemporary Music Theory 1 5
MUS1407Contemporary History and Culture 1 5
MUS1426Contemporary Ensemble 1 15
MUS1427Contemporary Principal Study 2 15
MUS1418Contemporary Aural 2 5
MUS1419Contemporary Music Theory 2 5
MUS1417Contemporary History and Culture 2 5
MUS2425Contemporary Principal Study 3 15
MUS2408Contemporary Aural 3 5
MUS2409Contemporary Music Theory 3 5
MUS2412Contemporary Large Ensemble 3 5
MUS2427Contemporary Principal Study 4 15
MUS2418Contemporary Aural 4 5
MUS2419Contemporary Music Theory 4 5
MUS2422Contemporary Large Ensemble 4 5
Plus select the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major Units
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School 15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices 15
 


Students who specialise in Classical must complete 15 Major Content Study units (150 credit points) and 2 Curriculum Major units (30 credit points).

UnitDescription Points
Major Content Study Units
MUS1505Classical Principal Study 1 15
MUS1506Classical Aural 1: Fundamentals of Aural Training 10
MUS1504Music Techniques 1: Fundamentals of Music Theory 5
MUS1508Music History: Modernism and Postmodernism 10
MUS1509Becoming a Performer 5
MUS1513Classical Principal Study 2 15
MUS1514Classical Aural 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Music 10
MUS1524Music Techniques 2: Fundamental Principles of Baroque and Classical Harmony 5
MUS2505Classical Principal Study 3 15
MUS2506Classical Aural 3: Renaissance and Baroque 10
MUS2519Music Techniques 3: Renaissance and Baroque 5
MUS2513Classical Principal Study 4 15
MUS2514Classical Aural 4: Classical and Romantic 10
MUS2529Music Techniques 4: Classical and Romantic 5
Plus select the following unit in the final semester of study:
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major Units
MUE2125Teaching Music in Secondary School 15
MUE3120Contemporary Music Teaching Practices 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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