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Bachelor of Music Honours

Course code K35

Provides music students with an introduction to research whilst focusing on advanced practical skills. The course prepares students for entry into the music profession or provides a stepping stone to further postgraduate studies in music.

Disciplines offered for specialisation include classical performance, jazz performance, contemporary music, composition, screen composition, music technology, or musicology.

The course is supported by a large staff of educators and scholar/performers whose expertise spans the entire music industry.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K35

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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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

K35

CRICOS code

067343A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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 specialising in Jazz Performance are required to complete:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4111Principal Practice Preparation20
MUS4306Jazz Composition 35
MUS4310Jazz Repertoire Ensemble 715
MUS4213Research Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4114Principal Practice Project20
MUS4313Jazz Composition 45
MUS4317Jazz Repertoire Ensemble 815
MUS4116Research Project20

Students specialising in Classical Performance are required to complete:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4111Principal Practice Preparation20
MUS4506Music Techniques 5: Twentieth Century10
MUS4507Classical Ensemble 710
MUS4213Research Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4114Principal Practice Project20
MUS4511Music Techniques 6: Composition and Arranging10
MUS4512Classical Ensemble 810
MUS4116Research Project20

Students specialising in Contemporary Music are required to complete:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4111Principal Practice Preparation20
MUS4406Contemporary Ensemble 715
MUS4408Contemporary Music Techniques 75
MUS4213Research Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4114Principal Practice Project20
MUS4414Contemporary Ensemble 815
MUS4427Contemporary Music Techniques 85
MUS4116Research Project20

Students specialising in Composition/Music Technology are required to complete:

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4111Principal Practice Preparation20
MUS3513Music History: Australian Music10
MUS4513Aesthetics and Compositional Practice10
MUS4213Research Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUS4114Principal Practice Project20
MUS4511Music Techniques 6: Composition and Arranging10
MUS4611Compositional Professional Practice10
MUS4116Research Project20

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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

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced library, database and information literacy, to locate and critically apply information relevant to the design, planning and execution of a research project. (11)
  2. Apply advanced technology literacy, information literacy and numeracy proficiency in the analysis and evaluation of qualitative and/or quantitative research results. (11)
  3. Apply initiative and judgement through the design, planning and execution a research project relevant to music, demonstrating some independence in thought and practice. (7,10, e)
  4. Communicate a persuasive explanation of musical knowledge including a discussion of research results to academic and non-academic audiences. (6,8, d)
  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research methods as they apply to music. (1, a)
  6. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and apply responsibility and accountability for own learning and continued development. (9,12, e)
  7. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and concepts of music. (1, a)
  8. Demonstrate technical research skills through the design, planning, proposal and use of a research project to address theoretical and/or technical questions relevant to music. (5)
  9. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in the analysis and evaluation of musical research from diverse academic and professional contexts inclusive of cross culturally and globally relevant perspectives. (3,13,14,15,16, c, f)
  10. Integrate advanced theoretical and research knowledge to evaluate complex problems in music and provide innovative and sustainable solutions inclusive of cross culturally and globally relevant perspectives. (3,13,14,15,16, c, f)
  11. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise advanced knowledge in music with intellectual independence. (2, b)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* 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 $31,000 *

* 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.

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