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Bachelor of Music

Course code L66

Prepares students for entry into the music profession. With strengths in performance, composition, musicology and music technology, the course is taught by a staff of scholar-performers whose expertise spans the whole gamut of the music world today.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L66

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

4 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L66

CRICOS code

079944K

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students are required to select a Major from within the course.

Students whose elected Major refers to the Classical Elective Unit Bank should make their selection from the list below. Note: not all units will be offered in all semesters.

Classical Elective Unit Bank
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS3521New Music Practicum10
MUS3514Early Music Practicum10
MUS2520Choral Conducting 110
MUS2521Choral Conducting 210
MUS2522Classical Special Topics 110
MUS2523Classical Special Topics 210
MUS3517Classical Special Topics 310
MUS3518Classical Special Topics 410
MUS2524Instrumental Conducting 110
MUS3519Instrumental Pedagogy Skills10
MUS3516Acting for Instrumentalists10
MUS1521Genres of Composition10
MUS4608Music History: Film & Media10
MUS3513Music History: Australian Music10
MUS2525Instrumental Conducting 210
MUS1615Materials of Composition10
MUS4513Aesthetics and Compositional Practice10
MUS3515Improvisation for Classical Musicians10
MUS3520The Psychology of Successful Performance10
MUS2614Music History: Electronic Music Overview10
MUS3240Rhythm Workshop10
MUS2535Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 110
MUS3535Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 210
MUS4521Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 310
MUS4522Eneksis Vocal Ensemble 410
MUS3541Extra Ensembles 110
MUS3542Extra Ensembles 210
MUS4533Extra Ensembles 310
MUS4534Extra Ensembles 410

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to master repertoire applying advanced instrumental, improvisational, interpretive and technical performance skills. (6, c, d)
  2. Apply creative thinking, innovation, and initiative to generate and evaluate complex ideas and provide evidenced and sustainable judgements and solutions to contemporary challenges in professional practice settings. (5, 10, 11, c, d)
  3. Apply trans literacy skills to successfully communicate knowledge and ideas through the construction of melodies, arrangements, and compositions (4,8, d)
  4. Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles, concepts, theories and techniques of Performance. (1,a)
  5. Demonstrate cross cultural, social and ethical awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and apply a local and international perspective to practice. (12, 13, f)
  6. Demonstrate knowledge with depth of the definitive music styles, techniques and artists and its relationship to history, culture and music. (1, a)
  7. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional development through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice, in both individual and group settings. (7, 9, b, e)
  8. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems during rehearsals and performances. (3, c, d)
  9. Review, analyse, and synthesise instrumental, improvisational, interpretive, and technical knowledge to develop practice and performance repertoire for a variety of music styles. (2, c)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,950 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Musician, Performance Artist, Composer, Performer, Entertainer

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